Running Gitlab CI jobs in Docker using docker-compose

Shameless plug: This is related to a EuroPython 2022 talk I am giving, My Journey Using Docker as a Development Tool. For most of my common dev tasks, I’ve started to rely on docker/docker compose to run commands locally. I have also started using vscode’s .devcontainers, to provide a consistent environment for all developers using a project. The main reason for this is to avoid needing to install dependencies on my host machine....

Building A Simple Flask App with SQLalchemy and Docker

SQLAlchemy is an object-relational mapper (ORM), it allow us to interact with a database using Python functions and objects. For example, if we have a table called Cats we could retrieve every row with a command like Cats.query.all(). The main advantage of this is that it allows us to abstract away the SQL. Docker 🐳 allows us to quickly bring up a database within a Docker container, this means we don’t have to set up and configure a database on our local machine....

Using Multiple Docker Containers to Setup Nginx, Flask and Postgres

Terminology Docker Image: Is a file used to execute code in a Docker container, built from a set of instructions. Docker Container: Is a Docker image that is being executed or run. Docker 🐳 is a relatively new and exciting technology, Docker is a containerisation tool. The main benefits of using Docker is that you can use the same environment for development, testing and production. Since Docker environments are consistent this means if the application works in the testing environment it will also work in production....

Running Expo/React Native in Docker

Running Expo/React Native in a Docker container can sometimes cause issues. In this example, I will be running Docker 🐳 within a guest VM (Ubuntu) which will run on my host machine (Windows). My host machine will also be running another VM as the Android emulator (Genymotion) for Expo to connect to. You can get a more detailed post about how to connect two VMs together here, #Plug 🔌🔌🔌. Since I’ve set up networking on those two VMs already as far as Expo is concerned it might as well be running on the host machine (Windows)....