The Jimdo Sessions Episode 5 - Docker with @tobstarr

Once again we had a visitor in the Jimdo office. This time Tobias ‘@tobstarr’ Schwab honored us with a visit and wanted to share his experience with Docker. At Jimdo we had played around with Docker for a while and tried to combine it with Vagrant and other stuff to make our development a bit more robust. We invited Tobias to talk about his recent experience with Docker.

Due to that fact that Tobias is also a Hamburg resident it was pretty easy to find a time that he could visit us, and he didn’t need much convincing because he had already heard about our chef, Sam, who cooks the most delicious food in Hamburg. So as usual we began this evening with a lunch at “Chez Sam”.

The Jimdos listen carefully
The Jimdos listen carefully

Tobias started his talk by giving us a little introduction to Docker in general. It’s simply a REST API built in Go (golang) and a comfort wrapper around LXC containers. He talked about Docker files and file system restrictions. After this brief introduction he went ahead and demonstrated some of the stuff his agency Dynport built with Docker and some very handy Go tools they have written. We ended with a discussion about metrics, application/tool rewrite in Go and lots of cool stuff! Check it out!

So to close this post, I’d like to thank Tobias for his visit and sharing his experience. We are planning to invite more open source superheroes to the Jimdo office in the future. Stay tuned!

Ole Michaelis | Open Source Rockstar, @CodeStars

Ole began at Jimdo in December 2012, where he's referred to as "O Captain My Software Captain!" He has a wide range of interests as a developer (system architecture, deployment, and more), and he loves attending tech conferences, where his favorite thing to do is spread the word about Jimdo.