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Running PowerShell Core using Docker

More and more of the Microsoft ecosystem is making its way into open source platforms. One of the very interesting products coming from the Microsoft camp lately is the PowerShell Core platform which is now ported to run on multiple underlying operating system environments. I covered the process to install the Mac OSX version which is very cool, but let’s …

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Installing and Using Docker Toolbox for Mac OSX and Windows

One of the most compelling reasons to run Docker on your local machine is the speed at which you can deploy and build lab environments. As a huge fan of Vagrant, I love the ability to spin up environments such as the sandbox labs I’ve been using for a long time with Vagrant and VirtualBox. Switching to Docker as an …

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Open Source Does Not Equal Vendor-Agnostic

One of the most common incorrect associations we see in the IT industry is that an open source project is vendor-agnostic. It is a false equivalence which can be something that really confuses what the open source ecosystem is all about. I don’t like to sound negative on some company’s approaches to using open platforms, but when I see folks …

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Deploying a Docker Sandbox using Vagrant and VirtualBox

Even with the addition of more client-side tools for running Docker, it still requires installing development tools that may impact your local environment. Plus, I’m a fan of using VirtualBox to make sandbox environments that I can spin up and tear down as needed. This means that I never have to worry about version conflicts with development languages and dealing …