The Containerization Chronicles

While working on the 18th post of The Software Architecture Chronicles, which is about implementing a proof of concept, I picked up the Symfony demo app and started refactoring away…

I started by cleaning up the project a bit and adding some functionality I like to have for better DevEx (development experience), but after some 20 commits I got annoyed with it and decided to try to get the environment as best as I could.

More or less at the same time, at work, we are currently moving to containers, and Kubernetes, and this would be a nice project to start diving into that.

So here it is, “The Containerization Chronicles”, a series of posts where I will be describing my experiments and learnings about the containers world.

I will be using the same repository as I will use for The Software Architecture Chronicles, so you will be able to access all the code there.

Posts in The Containerization Chronicles:

  1. The Containerization Chronicles
  2. Cleaning up the demo project
  3. Containerize development
  4. Continuous Integration with containers (using Scrutinizer)
  5. Integration with CodeCov
  6. Deployments with containers (using Heroku)
  7. Add an Nginx container
  8. Replace the Nginx container for httpd
  9. Replace the httpd container for httpd+mod_php
  10. Make a benchmark on the previous 3 configurations
  11. Add a persistence container
  12. Start diving into Kubernetes… No idea what I’m gonna do here…

9 thoughts on “The Containerization Chronicles

  1. Hey Herberto!
    I loved your Architecture Chronicles, and now I’m excited to read about your experience with Containers.

    I know it’s probably too soon, but I’d really love to read some kind of introduction, similar to the one(s) you posted about Architecture. Do you plan in writing some kind of “containers 101” in future?

    What do you suggest me to read/watch as a 101?

    I’m not only interested about the ‘What are Containters’ and ‘How to’, I’m also interested in the whys and why nots, pros and cons.

    I also love blogs (like yours and M. Fowler’s) and talks.

    Thanks a lot in advance for anything you can suggest 😀

    Keep up with the fantastic work!


    1. Tkx man! 🙂

      I really don’t know what to suggest you, I am also just starting to learn about containers.
      But you have a good point on the “whys and why nots, pros and cons”, maybe I will have some time to research and write about that, at some point. But currently Im in a bit of a hurry to get my technical skill up on this, so I don’t think I will have time for that any time soon.
      I am also still working on The Architecture Chronicles, almost done with a POC.

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