Containerizing Django and React with Docker

Nowadays, software developers work on multiple projects at the same time. The projects usually present distinct requirements. Nevertheless, they must be reproduced identically in multiple machines, and sometimes they have to live in the same hardware – the developer’s computer. The so-called container technology stands out among the different approaches used to reproduce software projects reliably.

A container is a standard unit of software used to build a virtualized operational system (OS). The container’s OS has control over some components of the host system and can isolate the processes related to the container’s services. This isolation enhances the reproducibility of the containerized application. The container technology has been developed since the 2000s, but in 2013, when Docker was introduced to the community, its popularity has exploded.

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Dockerisierung von (Legacy-)PHP-Applikationen

Dockeranfänger aufgemerkt! Es ist häufiger mal nützlich, alte PHP-Anwendungen in einer sicheren Umgebung zum Laufen zu bringen, am besten auch reproduzierbar. All dies ist kein Hexenwerk – und hier zeigen wir euch, wie ihr (Legacy-)PHP-Applikationen in Docker-Container verpackt.

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Running a secure docker registry

Some time ago, our team decided to deploy the application which we are developing for our customer as a docker container. As docker is a promising but still very young technology, this decision naturally put us on a quest for finding a reliable, secure and maintainable setup — many things are still in flux in the community, and the resulting lack of proven best practices leaves a lot of room for experiments (sometimes frustratingly so).

In this blogpost, I want to share one result of our experiences: how to set up and maintain a secure private docker registry.

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