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Diane HannayJune 9, 20211 min read

Takeaways from DockerCon '21 - Presentations, Stories & Docker Desktop

We had a super busy May, presenting at both KubeCon and DockerCon events. Some of our key takeaways from DockerCon include -

  • Compose is king... it is Docker's attempt to standardize how you deploy apps to anywhere.
  • Docker Desktop is the tool that allows devs to go from "my machine" to "prod".
  • Docker Desktop = Standalone and Kube, note that Swarm is not at all mentioned or able to be enabled within Docker Desktop.
  • To use Docker Desktop in a business context, you really need a subscription, otherwise, you have no way to control when/where updates are applied.
  • Docker Desktop "Dev Environments" is a collab tool to help devs share their landscapes with other devs in their team.

Presentations from KubeCon and DockerCon
KubeCon - 'Managing secure, hassle-free Kubernetes from cloud to edge' Portainer & Canonical
DockerCon - 'How to manage Docker Swarm at the Edge with Portainer'



Swag for Stories
We also ran a fun competition at DockerCon where attendees could submit their Portainer stories for a chance to win a swag pack. Here are some snippets from their stories.

How do you currently use Portainer?
I am a University student. I am currently using Docker to manage Docker containers, images, and networks from the Portainer dashboard, Docker commands to deploy the Portainer server.

I have an instance deployed on each of the servers to install the images and deploy the application using Docker Compose.

I use Portainer UI for managing Docker Swarm. Mostly it's used for management purposes because managing Swarm through commands would be a headache if we have more than 15 services.

Why do you like using Portainer?
Portainer was very useful when I was still figuring out how to set up everything. I am also a member of the Portainer community.

I think it is the best plugin for using Docker from the command line. Given the number of options that Docker offers from the command line, Portainer often helps to give visibility to many of the options that we initially did not know existed.

Because it allows me to manage containers, images, networks, and volumes from the web-based Portainer dashboard.


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