Here at OmbuLabs, we do a lot of work with older versions of Ruby and Rails. Recently, I've been taking a look at Docker, the virtual container platform, to see how it might help us manage the often idiosyncratic setup that applications we work with might require.Read more »
Articles about Docker
The last time we looked at Docker, we looked at the most basic and easy version of using it - building an image from a base image, a parent, and then layering additions and changes on top of it. With a carefully chosen base image, this can be an extremely flexible and relatively straightforward way of getting an image up and running in a container.Read more »
In my last article, I gave a brief tour of what Docker is, and basic usage. Once you've got your feet under you with basic usage, you'll reach the point where you want to start making your own containers. You'll certainly need to know how to roll your own if you want to use Docker in your own infrastructure.Read more »
If you're like I was not too long ago, the DevOps world gives you a chance to experience what most non-developers probably feel like when they read about what we do on a day to day basis - confused, and maybe a little bored and frustrated, with an utter lack of even basic knowledge. It doesn't help that DevOps is rapidly becoming a field of expertise unto itself, or that most of the relevant players seem determined to hide behind vague descriptions like "enterprise platform" and "containerization solution." As a day to day working developer, adding an entire new skillset can be a daunting and intimidating prospect.Read more »
I thought it was a good idea, because the current version of DatabaseCleaner requires you to have Postgres, MySQL, Redis, and Mongo up and running before you run
Here are the steps:
Download the Docker Toolbox, a 176+ MB package.
Install the package, which will expand to 400+ MB in your filesystem.
In the terminal:
docker-machine start default
Then within your project:
docker-compose up(before this I had to run
eval "$(docker-machine env default)"because of this issue). Get ready to wait for a few minutes while it sets up your virtual machine.
docker-compose run --rm gem