Bret Fisher

Bret Fisher

Feb
2022
Becoming a DevOps Engineer: Understanding the Role and Responsibilities

Becoming a DevOps Engineer: Understanding the Role and Responsibilities

A DevOps Engineer is a great job that often has you working as a combination of a developer, a systems operator, and an automation expert. Here are the details to determine if this is the job for you.
8 min read
Feb
2022
What Is DevOps: How To Build An Efficient DevOps Team

What Is DevOps: How To Build An Efficient DevOps Team

In this article, I’m focusing on areas that should help you immediately advance your DevOps knowledge. First, I’ll list and detail what DevOps is and isn’t. Then, I’ll go through my DevOps evaluation to help you assess how “DevOps-y” you and your team are.
13 min read
Feb
2022
Kubernetes vs. Docker

Kubernetes vs. Docker

Versus isn’t the right question. Using these tools isn’t an either-or equation. Let's break down their origin, purpose, and how to use the right tool for the job.
10 min read
Dec
2019
Sysadmin Day 2019 Goodies

Sysadmin Day 2019 Goodies

A video and resources on doing Sysadmin things in Docker
Feb
2022
Docker Birthday #6, 2019

Docker Birthday #6, 2019

Hands-on Training Resources for Right Now 1. Docker 101 Linux Containers Labs [https://github.com/dockersamples/global-2018-hol/tree/master/beginner-linux]
1 min read
Oct
2018
My Hacktoberfest 2018 Docker Wishlist: How You Can Help Open Source

My Hacktoberfest 2018 Docker Wishlist: How You Can Help Open Source

Every year DigitalOcean creates a contest in October called Hacktoberfest [https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/] where you can help open source
3 min read
Oct
2020
The Future of Docker Swarm 2018-2020

The Future of Docker Swarm 2018-2020

I use it. My clients use it. I even made the worlds best online and real-world courses on it. This is a comprehensive recap of the present and future of Swarm and the SwarmKit library.
6 min read
Sep
2022

The Best Ways to Install Docker for Windows, Mac, and Linux, with Tips 2022

Docker is awesome, yet each OS you run it on has subtle OS-specific differences you need to know about to
1 min read
Jun
2018
My DockerCon 2018 Slide and Demo Resources

My DockerCon 2018 Slide and Demo Resources

My DockerCon Talk Slide Resources * "Building Your Docker Tech Stack" Slides (Video [https://dockercon2018.hubs.vidyard.com/watch/k3Cv676wmxAwYDxbvcgcgC] or
2 min read
May
2019
Is Swarm Dead? Answered by a Docker Captain.

Is Swarm Dead? Answered by a Docker Captain.

Swarm is alive and well in 2018. Let's see how Docker Inc. has publicly stated continued support for Swarm and Kubernetes, and dispel some myths about the SwarmKit project.
6 min read
Sep
2018
Getting a Shell in the Docker for Windows Moby VM

Getting a Shell in the Docker for Windows Moby VM

When using Docker for Windows [https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/], you're actually using a tiny (custom) LinuxKit Linux [https://github.
1 min read
Mar
2020
The What, Why, and How of the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) Certification

The What, Why, and How of the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) Certification

Many people have asked me about the DCA (Docker Certified Associate) certification. What it takes to get it, what are
4 min read
Jul
2021

DockerCon 17 EU Resources

Advanced Orchestration (Workshop) * Slides [https://bretfisher.github.io/orchestration-workshop] you can follow along with * Repo [https://github.com/bretfisher/orchestration-workshop]
1 min read
May
2017
18 of My Favorite DockerCon 2017 Video's

18 of My Favorite DockerCon 2017 Video's

This is all about my favorite DockerCon session videos. Yes, they all happen to be by fellow Docker Captains [https:
4 min read
Sep
2018
Node.js Docker "Good Defaults": A Best Practice Template for Node In A Container

Node.js Docker "Good Defaults": A Best Practice Template for Node In A Container

TL;DR: Get the Project Skeleton on GitHub [https://github.com/BretFisher/node-docker-good-defaults] and improve your Node+Docker skills I've
3 min read
May
2017
Back From DockerCon17 US: The Best of Austin

Back From DockerCon17 US: The Best of Austin

It's hard to put into words the amazing community DockerCon brings together. It was my 2nd DockerCon US and it's
5 min read
May
2022
Sweet Shell: With Oh-My-Zsh, SpaceVim, Starship, True Color, and Demo Mode. For macOS, Linux, and Windows

Sweet Shell: With Oh-My-Zsh, SpaceVim, Starship, True Color, and Demo Mode. For macOS, Linux, and Windows

My terminal emulator and shell setup for macOS, Linux, and Windows. AKA "Ultimate Terminal Setup" New stuff I'm checking out
3 min read
Aug
2017

My DockerCon17 Speaker Resources

Advanced Orchestration Workshop * Slides [https://bretfisher.github.io/orchestration-workshop] you can follow along with * Repo [https://github.com/bretfisher/orchestration-workshop]
Mar
2017
My TL;DR: Docker Version/Name Change Highlights

My TL;DR: Docker Version/Name Change Highlights

> TL;DR: Versions are now YY.MM based (like Ubuntu) and you can choose Stable (slower) or Edge (faster) releases.
1 min read
Feb
2022
Docker Desktop for Mac Commands for Getting Into The Local Docker VM

Docker Desktop for Mac Commands for Getting Into The Local Docker VM

When using Docker Desktop for Mac [https://hub.docker.com/editions/community/docker-ce-desktop-mac/], you're actually using a tiny (custom) Alpine
1 min read
Jan
2017
10 Minutes To HA Docker

10 Minutes To HA Docker

Setup Swarm Mode in 1.12 on Digital Ocean with Failover Hey, only got a few minutes to learn something
7 min read
May
2017

Install Docker PPA on Ubuntu 16.04 With Good Defaults

Sometimes you may not want to install Docker with the wonderfully useful curl -sSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh, so
1 min read
Jan
2017

Docker Swarm Firewall Ports

This covers Docker Engine >=1.12, and it's built-in Swarm Mode [https://docs.docker.com/engine/swarm/] (Docker Services) ports.
Apr
2017

CLI Tips and Tricks (From Docker Online Meetup)

Along with other fantastic Docker Captains Ajeet Singh Raina [https://twitter.com/ajeetsraina] and Viktor Farcic [https://twitter.com/vfarcic]
May
2017
DockerHR: DockerCon 2016 Recap

DockerHR: DockerCon 2016 Recap

A talk I gave to our local meetup on major announcements from DockerCon16 and some cool demos. * List of videos