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Once in a while you may need your Docker host's IP address. Here's how to do it on Docker for Mac, Windows and Linux.
I'm sure you're using set -e in your scripts, and often times it's useful to execute some code if an error occurs. Here's how.
Sometimes you'll get weird errors from Docker or your application but you're sure things are set up right. Here's what you can do.
Most web frameworks come with a way to manage database migrations but they can be very tedious to use early on in a project.
The official terms for this are exec form and shell form commands. Both do nearly the same thing, but there's an important difference.
Most official Docker images offer both Debian and Alpine based images but there's some surprising performance results between the 2.
This use case comes up often if you work on a project where you need a separate Dockerfile for your back-end and front-end.
Phoenix 1.4 is set to use Webpack but Phoenix 1.3 currently uses Brunch. Here's how to get Webpack working with Phoenix 1.3.
Create, start and run all sound pretty similar but they each have their own distinct roles. Here's what each of them do.
You can use this method with any package manager that has the concept of a lock file to help with dependency management.
In this tip you'll learn how to look under the hood of what Docker Compose is doing whenever you run any of its commands.
Here's a few patterns and little things I've picked up after using Docker since 2014. These help maintain Docker driven apps.
You can expose ports by using EXPOSE in your Dockerfile, --expose on the command line but there's also publishing ports too.
When making certain types of edits on a page, having an instant feedback loop directly in your browser is really beneficial.
This isn't really a Docker tip because you can do the same thing on any Linux based OS but it's useful nonetheless.
I would still use 80 characters per line even if I had a 4k monitor. This is especially true for web development.
You can build an image from a Dockerfile, and you can pull an image from a Docker Registry, but what happens when you supply both?
I'm a big fan of setting up my development environment to be the same as production. That means running gunicorn in dev mode.
On paper this sounds easy. Just mount in your SSH directory and you're done, but it's not that simple with Windows based Docker hosts.
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