Category Archives: Docker

Should We Replace Docker Desktop With Rancher Desktop?

Rancher Desktop is Kubernetes and container management. As such, it could be a good replacement for Docker Desktop. Is that the case? Should we move from Docker Desktop to Rancher Desktop?

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Free Docker Desktop Alternative For Mac And Windows

You might have to pay to use Docker Desktop. It’s not “free for all” anymore. Fortunately, there are free alternatives, and we are going to choose the best one.

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Using Docker Multi-Stage Builds

Is Dockerfile only for building container images or we can do more with it? How about using Docker multi-stage builds to compile binaries, run tests, and other operations typically performed before building container images?

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K3d – How to run Kubernetes cluster locally using Rancher k3s

k3d is a lightweight wrapper to run Rancher k3s in Docker. k3d allows us to create single-node and multi-node k3s clusters in Docker, for local development on Kubernetes, or as temporary testing environment.

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Portainer – Container Management Made Easy

Portainer is the definitive open source container management tool for Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows anyone to deploy and manage containers without the need to write code.
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Skaffold – How to Build and Deploy In Kubernetes

Skaffold allows us to build, push, and deploy applications into any Kubernetes environment by combining a myriad of tools like Docker, Kaniko, Bazel, jib, Buildpacks, Helm kpt, Kustomize, kubectl, etc.

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Docker Is Dead? What Now? How Are We Going To Live Without It?

Dockershim has been deprecated in Kubernetes 1.20 and is scheduled to be removed in 1.22. That effectively killed Docker in Kubernetes. When your clusters are concerned, it is dead. What should we do about that?

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Amazon Lightsail Containers – AWS Service That Favors Simplicity

Amazon Lightsail containers are all about simplicity.

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Gitpod – Instant Development Environment Setup

The setup of a development environment tends to be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive.

Gitpod changes the way we think about development environments. It gives us an IDE to write code, all the tools we need to compile our applications, run tests, and do whatever else we might be doing. It gives us the infrastructure we need. It allows us to onboard anyone into any project instantly.

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