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How to Verify Your Container Is Healthy: Docker Healthcheck vs Kubernetes Liveness

April 7, 2020 · 3 min read
How do you know your container is running? That it is healthy and can accept traffic? Health checks answer these questions for you.

5 Rules for Using Shiny New Technologies

April 3, 2020 · 4 min read
Selecting technologies is hard. As a responsible software engineer, you may sometimes wonder: "is it okay to use this technology for this project?".

Do You Follow These Best Practices for Docker and Node.js Production Apps? [+ example Dockerfile]

March 31, 2020 · 4 min read
Getting everything right with your Node.js applications in Docker is hard. Features and bugs swallow your precious time, and deadlines are looming over the horizon. Following best practices right now improves your security, decreases deployment times, and saves you headaches later on.

A Simple Way to Clean up Docker via CLI [2021]

March 27, 2020 · Updated May 29, 2021 · 1 min read
Have you ever had a full hard drive because of Docker? I had. All those old Docker containers, images, and volumes take up so much space. Newer Docker versions have a handy cleanup command for this.

Why Docker Is Worth Adopting for Smaller Projects

March 24, 2020 · 2 min read
Docker is omnipresent in the tech world today. If you are a solo developer or your team is currently using a PaaS like Heroku, you may be wondering what problem Docker solves and if it is worth adopting.