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.

Synchronizing Containers

Introduction In the project I am currently working we are using Docker in all environments, that is development, CI, staging and production. The technology stack is based on Python with Django, MySQL and MongoDB to just name the most important … Continue reading 

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DockerCon 2016 – Day 3, Presentations

This is the last post in the series where I talk about my experiences at #DockerCon 2016. You can find the other posts here, here and here. The last day of the conference was dedicated to the usage of Docker … Continue reading 

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DockerCon 2016 – Day 2, Presentations

In my last two post (here and here) I talked about the first 2 days I spent here in beautiful Seattle WA for the DockerCon 2016. In this post I am giving a quick review about the first day of … Continue reading 

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DockerCon 2016 – Day 1, Workshop and registration

In my previous post I talked about my first day in Seattle and about the sight seeing I did ahead of the DockerCon 2016 conference. Today I am reporting about the first day of conference related activities. Still used to … Continue reading 

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DockerCon 2016 – Day of Arrival

I have the great pleasure to participate in this years Docker Conference at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This is going to be a little personal journal about the conference. Saturday, June 19th, 2016 I get up very … Continue reading 

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Containers – What’s the big Deal?

As I write this I am sitting in the plane from Austin TX to Seattle WA where I will attend DockerCon 2016. This conference is one of the most vibrant conferences I have witnessed so far and I am really … Continue reading 

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Blue-Green Deployment

Introduction These days our customers expect their applications to be up and running all the time and literally experience no down-time at all ever. At the same time we should be able to add new features to the existing application … Continue reading 

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Running and debugging an ASP.NET Core RC2 application in Docker

Introduction In a previous post I demonstrated how we can run and test an ASP.NET Core RC1 application. Yesterday RC2 was made public and it is now time to revisit the subject. This time we are going to create an … Continue reading 

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Windows Docker Containers

Introduction In this post I am going to show step by step how to install a local version of Windows Server 2016 TP5 in Hyper-V and how to configure it to be a container host. Tutorial It is still not … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET, Docker and Messaging

Introduction In my last post I showed how we can debug and test a containerized ASP.NET application. In this post I want to show how messaging works for .NET vNext applications using RabbitMQ as the underlying infrastructure. At the time … Continue reading 

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