Docker, a platform for distributed applications for developers and system administrators that allows running applications in containers is now considered as one of the must have skill for students.
After from helping students learn how to start coding instead of spending time setting up their dev. environment, students can easily build applications with a modern micro-services architecture.
Yesterday, Docker announced a new Docker student developer kit designed to help college students who are eager to learn and use Docker but don’t have the money to build, ship and run their apps.
With the Developer Kit, students can have access to 5 Docker Cloud private repository.
Docker Cloudprovides a hosted registry service with build and testing facilities for Dockerized application images; tools to help you set up and manage host infrastructure; and application lifecycle features to automate deploying services created from images.
According to Lisa McNicol a Community Team at Docker, AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean are some of the cloud providers that have offered substantial cloud credits to the first 150 students who apply for the kit.
To apply, pull up your put your school-issued email address, student card and and head to Student Developer Kit application page.
For students already using Docker but want to initiate or foster a Docker community on their college campus, they have created the Docker Campus Ambassador program.
The program is for students of any discipline, who already have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Docker and want to run events (workshops, talks, show and tells etc.) to help their peers learn Docker.
You can read the read the guidelines and how to apply to the Campus Ambassadors program here.
The Docker Security Team was out in force at PyCon 2017 in Portland, OR and gave two talks focused on helping the Python Community to achieve better security.
One of the presentations dealt with Threat Modeling which is a structured process that aids you as an engineer to uncover security vulnerabilities in an application design or implemented software.
It might interest you to know that OCS Hosting offers easy Docker hosting that you can use to:
- install Docker containers locally, or to a remote node registered in Plesk.
- have on-demand access to a wide range of modern technologies, such as redis, mongodb, memcached, and many more.
- choose from a catalog of available images, or upload a custom image.
- deploy and manage Docker containers straight from your control panel’s interface.
If you a customer and want to use Docker, just:
- Go to Docker in the left navigation panel on your control panel.
- Go to Docker > Docker Image Catalog.
In the catalog (Docker > Docker Image Catalog), Plesk displays images from https://hub.docker.com/explore. By default, only recommended images are displayed. To view more images, use the search box or filters.
- Use the search box or filters to quickly find applications in the catalog.
- To view the application description and documentation on Docker Hub, click the image name. This does not apply to local images.
- To run a specific version, click the arrow next to the Run button, and select the application version.
- To run the latest version of the selected application, click Run. If the image is stored locally, the button appears as Run (local).
- Our system will create a container and prompt you to specify its settings, such as environment variables, and then runs it. You can cancel running by clicking Cancel on the Settings screen.
- You will now see the container in the list of containers at the top of the Docker Catalog page.
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