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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 

Posted in ASP.NET vNext, containers, docker, How To, installation, introduction, Setup, tutorial | 5 Comments

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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Testing and debugging a containerized ASP.NET application

Introduction In my previous post I showed in detail how a node JS application running in a Docker container can be debugged and how we can run automated tests against this application also in a container. In this post I … Continue reading 

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Testing and Debugging a Containerized Node application

Introduction Containers in general and Docker in specific have changed the way how we think about running and deploying software quite a bit. Running an application in a container instead of directly on your computer or server has a lot … Continue reading 

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Zero Downtime

Introduction This post is part of my series about Implementing a CI/CD pipeline. Please refer to this post for an introduction and a complete table of contents. First of all we need to distinguish the types of applications that we … Continue reading 

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Blue-Green Deployment in Docker Cloud

Introduction This post is part of my series about implementing a CI/CD pipeline. Please refer to this post for an introduction and a full table of content. In this post I want to demonstrate step by step how to create … Continue reading 

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CI with TeamCity and Docker – Part 3

Introduction This is the 3rd part of a post about using TeamCity and Docker to provide Continuous Integration. Here you can find part 1 and part 2. ┬áIt is part of the series about Implementing a CI/CD Pipeline. Please refer … Continue reading 

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