This year we have something special: The Lightning talks track. Why do we want to do that? We see the knowledge economy trending strong through the meetups on meetup.com (a.o.) and we want to help this trend grow. Sharing knowledge, idea’s and your passion is something which benefits us all. We acknowledge the many talented and upcoming speakers we have (in Holland) and we want to give them the opportunity to show themselves on a larger stage. It might very well be the case that the these upcoming speakers in our track will be the next and most sought speakers at the global conferences.
Posts Tagged ‘DevOps’
It’s no secret that Chicago is an incredible city with a vibrant history, passionate sports fans, and very cold weather. However, what many people are starting to realize is that Chicago is also an up-and-coming home for the Tech Industry: with companies like 1871 and WeWork serving as incubators for newly hatched start-ups, the space is ripe with young companies and skilled developers. So the question has to be asked, who is keeping this rapidly developing community together?
In this short blog I will show you how to manage a Docker container using Vagrant. Since version 1.6 Vagrant supports Docker as a provider, next to existing providers for VirtualBox and AWS. With the new Docker support Vagrant boxes can be started way faster. In turn Vagrant makes Docker easier to use since its runtime configuration can be stored in the Vagrantfile. You won’t have to add runtime parameters on the command line any time you want to start a container. Read on if you like to see how I create a Vagrantfile for an existing Docker image from Quinten’s Docker cookbooks collection.
The dates for GOTO Amsterdam 2014 have been set: June 19 and 20! Registration has already started and the first early bird discount ends at December 11. Register here to make sure your spot is reserved!
But in case you still need convincing that the GOTO conferences are the best in town, I invite you to attend one of our FREE GOTO Nights and see for yourself.
For October we have two very interesting nights planned.
The first one is a single session night, held upcoming Friday (Oct. 4) at the Trifork Amsterdam office and starting at 18.00. The speaker is Jez Humble, author of Continuous Delivery (read Martin Fowlers take on the book) and currently working at ThoughtWorks. His presentation will be about how to innovate inside large organisations, using Lean principles. A must for all of you IT managers that want to stimulate intrapreneurship within your organisation.
The second night will be held on a Monday evening (Oct. 14) starting at 18.00 at the Trifork Amsterdam office. This time the first session will be by Bas van Ooyen, who is a data scientist at Owlin, where he does real-time news analytics. His session will be specifically on Machine translation and the state of affairs in that respect. Next up for this GOTO Night is Michael T. Nygard, author of various books, including Release It!. During his session Five Years of DevOps: Where are we now? Michael will shed some light on the world of DevOps, “what’s the old-but-good, and where we still need to advance”.
No need to worry about your appetite, we will serve pizza’s and beers.
Sign up now for these GOTO Nights to reserve your seat! Hope to see you there!
Lately, I have been experimenting with Docker, a new open source technology based on Linux containers (LXC). Docker is most easily compared to Virtual Machines (VMs). Both technologies allow you to create multiple distinct virtual environments which can be run on the same physical machine (host). Docker also shares characteristics with configuration management tools like Chef and Ansible: you can create build files (a Dockerfile) containing a few lines of script code with which an environment can be set-up easily. It’s also a deployment tool, as you can simply pull and start images (e.g. some-webapp-2.1) from a private or public repository on any machine you’d like, be it a colleagues laptop or a test or production server.
But you’re already using all those other tools, so why would you need Docker? In this blog entry, I’d like to give you an answer to that question and provide a short introduction to Docker. In my next blog entry (coming soon) I’ll dive into using Docker, specifically covering how to setup Tomcat servers.