Brad Wood

August 29, 2017

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There's a brand new thing out and it's called Docker.  Maybe you've heard of it? We think it's pretty cool. Oh, who are we kidding?  Docker has been around for a while now and it's becoming HUGE!  Local development is getting more powerful.  Server deployment is becoming more ubiquitous.  And cloud hosts everywhere are consolidating on one container standard.  Docker has been the "next big thing" for a few years now and this has led to a lot of questions from ColdFusion developers and sys admins.  

  • What the heck is Docker?
  • How is it different from just running VMs?
  • How do I deploy it?
  • Is it secure?
  • What are the tradeoffs?

We've been fully embracing Docker and feverishly building tools and guides to help CFers understand and use it.  It felt like the right time to devote an entire month of love to our new best friend, Docker and how it can help you in multiple areas of your development and deployment workflow.  

Docker RoadShow

That's why we've carved out the month of September to lay down a solid foundation for you CF people who are Docker-curious to dig in and find out what this is all about as well as get hands-on examples of how to use Docker and even learn advanced techniques that would otherwise take you hours and hours of googling to understand.  We will feature a series of blog posts all month long so keep an eye right here on the Ortus blog.  We'll also be featuring a recorded webinar every week presented by team Ortus as well as Docker-savvy friends from around the world.

Docker Webinars

Here's a rundown of our Docker webinars that we'll be hosting.  Each of these will happen at 11am Central time.

  • 9/01 11:00 am CST - Intro to Containers with Mark Drew
  • 9/08 11:00 am CST - Containerizing ContentBox CMS with Luis Majano 
  • 9/15 11:00 am CST - Configuring your Containers with CommandBox & CFConfig with Brad Wood
  • 9/22 11:00 am CST - Box Microservices with Jon Clausen
  • 9/29 11:00 am CST - Start playing with Docker with Gavin Pickin

Sign Me Up!

To register for one or more of the webinars, please signup here:

We're using Zoom this year and can fit 100 people in each meeting, so please sign up early!  We will record each session and post them afterwards.

And if you want a nice place to keep track of each of the blog posts and webinars as they happen, we've also created this page to help track all of our CFML Docker content!  We'll update it as the roadshow gets underway.

This is your chance to come see what Docker is all about and learn some stuff to take back and impress your team!



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