Mechanical Shark

Hickory Dickory Docker
Noobing containers, a personal "journey".

Hickory Dickory Docker
Noobing containers, a personal "journey".

As a consultant I employ a strict policy of JIT Skills Acquisition™, and one of my clients is finally interested in doing some containerised application development so I've got a fortnite* to figure out everything there is to know about Docker. They're a Windows/.NET shop internally, but to make it a fair cop I'm going to be doing everything on the Mac and all the app-y bits in .NET core. No Windows machines will be knowingly harmed during the course of this adventure.

I'm also a believer in setting yourself short term lunchbreak goals. So. The stated endgame here is a .NET Core Web API (with a Swagger interface for now) running in, uh, a Docker container thing (??) on Azure by Friday 20th July. Latest stable releases of all concerned technologies. 

First things first, gather resources. Read the Wikipedia entry. Start with the official Get Started docs. Create a Pluralsight channel full of videos you'll never have time to watch. Download the thing.

I'll report back in a couple of days... in Part Two. Same Bat-time. Same bat-channel.

* I also just downloaded Fortnite to see what the fuss was about, which may be detrimental to the overall plan. Although I've jumped into precisely two battles so far and been the first to die each time. That game really needs a practice sandbox.

[Image link/rights]

Posted Friday, July 6, 2018.

NEXT: Hickory Dickory Docker, Part 2

In which we achieve BMD (Bare Minimum Docker).

PREVIOUS: A random deployment.

Or, "I am starting a music blog."

Field test

The future of Future Sound Of Disco.

Confession

2K18 -> 2K19

Anti-social networking

Sell your eyeballs direct!

Planned Obsolescence

A Lack of Focus.

Or, "It ain't like it used to be."

TinyPNG

Automated image compression utility

Experimental antique imaging.

Or, "Capturing 8-minute-old photons with a 30-year-old camera."

Late nite, early warning.

Or, “Is this thing on?”

Purveyors of splendid IT solutions.

Est. 2013, London.

Company registered in England and Wales No 8696863.

Purveyors of splendid IT solutions.

Est. 2013, London.

Company registered in England and Wales No 8696863.

Previously

The long wait for long form.
Or, "I have decided to resurrect the blog, guv"

Archived Posts