Monthly Archive: September 2015

Working with Docker Machine Source Code

Recently I dived into creating a pull request for docker-machine.  Unfortunately when creating EC2 instances docker-machine did not provide an option for specifying an EBS optimized instance.  EBS Optimized instances provide much better disk i/o performance...

Dockerfile 101

Quick overview presentation I did on Dockerfiles.  Includes some best practices. use .dockerignore to avoid adding unnecessary files to your image Don’t run apt-update on a single line. This will cause caching issues if...

Using Docker Compose Scaling Features with Spark

A quick video to illustrate how to deploy a spark cluster quickly to AWS using docker-machine and docker-compose. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxRzy0YxwiU]  

Docker Tricks to Remember

Chances are if you have been working with docker for a while you may have noticed that removing containers does not free up the disk space associated with that container.  When removing the container...