Tag Archives: docker

Windows PowerShell, Control-Z, and Kitematic

I quite like Kitematic for Docker. Its marked as “legacy” so it may go away one day, but until then it provides a nice GUI to spin up containers, launch a web browser pointing to your container, and so on. (I use it on Windows.) But there has been one thing bugging me. When I […]

Magento DevBox

“Magento DevBox” is the name for a new Magento 2 development environment under development. It is being built by Magento as a standard way to develop Magento 2 sites for developers on a local development machine (a laptop or desktop). It is built upon Docker, but should not be confused with other Docker projects intended […]

Magento 2 Development with Windows and Vagrant

This is another exploration of development environment setup for Magento 2 development. This will feed into an official recommendation, but sharing some experiments along the way that can be used immediately. Feedback and comments are always welcome, as ultimately it is you the reader that this effort is for. What is Vagrant? In a nutshell, […]

Magento 2 Project Directory Structure Thoughts (Quick Note)

There have been a number of questions about “what is the best way to set up source code management for a Magento 2 project”. We try to keep things open, so people can do what makes most sense for their own project, but here is what I have been doing recently for my personal “play” […]

Containerization is Reducing the Gap with SaaS

There is a lot of noise these days around containerization technologies like Docker. I this post I explore why I believe such technologies are reducing the gap with SaaS based solutions. I explore SaaS and Docker based solutions in particular, aware there are a myriad of options such as dedicated managed hosted solutions. My goal […]

Increasing Data Center Efficiency with Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos wants to make developing software for your data center as easy as for your laptop. I had put off reading up on Mesos for a while as it is more applicable to larger sites, but I had been hearing about it more frequently in the context of Docker so I finally did some […]

Exploring Azure Support for Docker

I knew Microsoft’s cloud solution, Azure, supported Docker – but how well? It felt a little strange that Microsoft were embracing Docker so rapidly with Docker being built on Linux. This post is my first foray into trying to run Magento in a Docker image on Microsoft Azure. While I had a couple of speed […]

Cluster Control with Etcd and Docker

Adding and removing hosts for live multi-server sites is a lot easier with technology such as Docker and etcd. Docker containers make it easy to create a template for a new server that you want to spin up, such as a new web server, but you have to connect all the servers together by configuration files when you […]

Docker, Distributed Systems, and Why it Matters to Magento (Part 2)

In Part 1 I talked about the reasons behind why I believe a Docker based distributed Magento installation makes sense. In this post I continue with how it could work and some of the problems to overcome. Hosting Provider Images Getting onto a hosted solution, it is easy to get an Ubuntu or similar distribution […]

Docker, Distributed Systems, and Why it Matters to Magento (Part 1)

Docker is a really interesting technology for scaling Magento installations. Docker is standardizing the way to ship application functionality. It goes further than having an installer and setting up a machine with an operating system, the application, and all the configuration settings by providing a way to package all that configuration into a single “container” […]