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Apologies for the late arrival this week and the slightly abbreviated content. Travel and a bunch of other things caught up with me this week but hopefully there are a few links in this weeks issue to keep folks busy.


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The Open Container Project is a lightweight, open governance structure, to be formed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, for the express purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime.

If you’re wondering what the above means then you might be interested in looking at runc. It’s a lightweight container runtime, basically just the core of Docker plus some additional contributed features. runc can be embedded into other systems easily, and doesn’t require a daemon of any kind.

A good high-level opinion piece about the above mentioned open container format. If you’re just catching up or more interested in the big picture than the technical details worth reading.

Nulecule is an attempt to provide a standardized methodology for delivering an application composed of multiple containers.

An excellent talk from Dockercon on some of the pitfalls building resilient distributed systems, in particular focusing on routing and discovery as key problems to solve.

Mesos, and it’s accompanying frameworks, is a powerful tool. That can mean trying it out is a barrier to entry. This posts shows how to create a simple local sandbox to solve that problem using docker and compose.

I mentioned a few of the Monitorama 2015 talks in last weeks issue. Well all the videos are now available online for you to catch up on everything.


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Notary is a tool designed to allow people to publish and verify content. Based on the Tor update framework model, one of the usecases is to allow for the current curl sudo bash install model but with a verification model.

Image sprawl can be a problem with Docker and Sherdock aims to help. Sherdock is a simple image management tool which features garbage collection of unused images as well as identifying orphaned volumes and other cleanliness-centric features.

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