Author Archives: Gabriel Schenker

About Gabriel Schenker

Gabriel N. Schenker started his career as a physicist. Following his passion and interest in stars and the universe he chose to write his Ph.D. thesis in astrophysics. Soon after this he dedicated all his time to his second passion, writing and architecting software. Gabriel has since been working for over 25 years as a consultant, software architect, trainer, and mentor mainly on the .NET platform. He is currently working as senior software architect at Alien Vault in Austin, Texas. Gabriel is passionate about software development and tries to make the life of developers easier by providing guidelines and frameworks to reduce friction in the software development process. Gabriel is married and father of four children and during his spare time likes hiking in the mountains, cooking and reading.

Use Docker to build, test and push your Artifacts

Sue is a software engineer at BetterSoft. She is in charge of starting a new project which includes building up the CI/CD pipeline for the new application her team will create. The company has established some standards and she knows … Continue reading 

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Bulk Delete Queues in AWS

This is a post to myself. Due to a faulty application we have a lot of dead queues in AWS SQS. To get rid of them I wrote the following script that I executed in a container that has the … Continue reading 

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Easing the use of the AWS CLI

This post talks about a little welcome time-saver and how we achieved it by using Docker. In our company we work a lot with AWS and since we automate everything we use the AWS CLI. To make the usage of … Continue reading 

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Docker and Swarm Mode – Part 2

In part 1 of this post series about Docker SwarmKit I showed how we can quickly create a cluster of nodes (VMs) using VirtualBox and configure a Docker Swarm on this nodes. I then showed how we can run a … Continue reading 

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Docker and Swarm Mode – Part 1

In the following few posts I am going to demonstrate how we can use the new SwarmKit that is part of Docker 1.12 to manage a cluster of nodes (VMs) as a Docker Swarm. To not depend on any cloud … Continue reading 

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Pimp my report with Docker

Introduction We are testing our Web portal with fully automated end-2-end tests against various combinations of Browsers and platforms. Today I had a task assigned which required to improve the quality of our Sauce Labs test failure reports on Bamboo. … Continue reading 

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Containers – An Index

In this post I will provide a list of all container related posts that I wrote so far and will write in the future. Thank you dear reader for your interest. Table of Content Use Docker to build, test and … Continue reading 

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Container Entrypoint

Introduction This time in our series about containers we are going to look a bit more closely into what happens when a container starts and how we can influence that. Specifically we’re going to learn about the ENTRYPOINT and the … Continue reading 

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Containers – Clean up your House

Introduction In this post I am going to revisit some of the most basic commands of the Docker CLI. But don’t worry, you should still read this post since I am going to use that “basic” knowledge to discuss some … Continue reading 

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Troubleshooting Containers

Introduction I find my self rather often than not in a situation where I have to trouble shoot a containerized application or a coworker needs some help doing so. In this post I want to show some practices how you … Continue reading 

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