Using #BuildKit for Cloud Native Build in #GitLab

After my talk about BuildKit at DockerCon Live 2020 I wanted to provide a detailed answer to a question from the audience. I was asked how to use BuildKit in GitLab CI and this post will explain this for running the BuildKit daemon as a service and using BuildKit daemonless in a job.

My Talk about #BuildKit at #DockerCon Live 2020

This week I had the honor of talking at DockerCon Live 2020. It was a dream come true and I was really excited considering that over roughly 70K registered for the event and nearly 24K watched the keynote. I presented how to improve container image builds using BuildKit. In contrast to many other virtual conferences, talks were pre-recorded and played at the designated time. This approach allowed speakers to interact with the audience during the talk.

Running a Private Container Registry with Token Authentication

When authenticating against a container registry, the user only supplies username and password. But in the background, Docker daemon and registry are using token authentication. This post demonstrates how to build a registry with a separate authentication service for token authentication.

Webinar about how to improve your #Docker image builds

This week I had the honour of giving a talk at the Docker Virtual Meetup about how to improve your Docker image builds. It was a very interactive crowd :-)

Creating Advanced Entrypoints for Containers

There has been much confusion around the container entrypoint and parameters. This post will shed some light on this topic and present an script to serve as an flexible entrypoint.

Talk about advanced features and tools in the container space at x-celerate #xcelerateconf

For the third time in a row, I co-organized a regional IT conference called x-celerate held in Freiburg, Germany. This time, I contributed a talk about covering the following topics:

  • Remote build cache using BuildKit
  • Build secrets using BuildKit
  • Troubleshooting containers
  • Vulnerability scans using trivy
  • Container image builds using img
  • Lightweight Kubernetes using k3s

Talk about observability at Devsmeetup

Last week I had the chance to talk about observability at our local Devsmeetup. As usual, after the talk we had a very lively discussion about monitoring in general but also about Prometheus and long term storage.

Talk about news from the container space at ContainerConf #ConConf2019

Last week I had the honour of talking again at ContainerConf 2019 in Mannheim. I consider this conference to be the best German event in the container space. Just like in the two previous years I talked about news with regard to containers. But this year, I decided to stop focussing on Docker but covered Kubernetes as well.

How to use the Pod Concept for an Isolated Environment in #Docker Workshops

When working with Kubernetes for the first time, the concept of a pod feels strange because Docker has not prepared us for it ;-) But the idea of a pod can be useful when working with Docker. This post will demonstrate how to use a pod to deploy isolated environments for workshops.

Using #ShellInABox for #Docker Workshops

In a workshop situation, attendees must be able to follow the material in a personal hands-on environment. Docker helps isolating such environments and prevents issues from using the attendees’ laptop. Let me show you how to provide dedicated environments using shellinabox.