Category: Docker

Docker Done Easy – XM with Headless SXA

Options. There’s always options. Some options, like paying to change your flight, suck. Some, like getting a free upgrade to first class…don’t suck. What does this have to do with Docker? Nothing, aside from the fact they are options. Anyway, I suck at intros to my blog posts, but it’s out of the way. Let’s…


Windows Hosts Writer v 2.0

It’s been quite a while since WHW has received an update. Michael West (yes, that Michael West) has been gracious enough to get things up to speed with the latest version of dotnet core, docker, and even made a few enhancements. I’m not going to regurgitate it here, as you can read about all the…


AKS Quality of Life: Warming your Containers in k8s

UPDATE: I totally forgot to put the source code link in here! https://github.com/RAhnemann/Container-Warmer If you’ve been around the docker block a little bit with Sitecore, you know by now that when a container is launched, it’s not really ready to do anything. It’s barely alive. In fact, Docker and k8s know this, and have a…


Migrating from Docker Desktop

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that there’s some changes coming to Docker Desktop. Notably, it’s not going to be free to use for companies that make over $10M or have over 250 employees. This isn’t a nail in the coffin for docker on your desktop, however. Most docker users on windows usually are…


Docker and Firefox – Fix OOTB HTTP Redirect

I’m a Firefox guy. It’s ok. I’m good with it. I like Firefox. It has some quirks. Some of those quirks are actually some security practices. One of them…I’ll share today. Ok, so I’ve been doing some docker-ing. Wanting to create some specific pre-built images/accelerator type things on my own, I started off with a…


Windows Hosts Writer – v 1.4

Edit: This has been updated to reflect that v2.0 has been released! View here. There’s a fun bug in windows having to deal with the number of hostnames per line in your hosts file. Any hostnames after the first nine just won’t resolve. That’s fun. Right? I’ve made some updates to the WHW image that…


Using Windows Hosts Writer with Sitecore 10

Edit: This has been updated to denote the latest version: v2.0. View here. If you’ve been on twitter today, you’ve noticed quite a bit of buzz around the Sitecore Universe (SCUniverse – Pronounced “skju nɪ vɜrs”) with the news that Sitecore 10 has dropped! Play Marketing Buzzword Bingo with the Press Release here: https://www.sitecore.com/company/news-events/press-releases/2020/08/marketers-and-it-pros-jointly-win-with-launch Of…


Windows Hosts Writer – v 1.3

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked on the Windows Hosts Writer (WHW) and based on some feedback, a few changes were made: Now, WHW will listen to ANY network by default. No more having to remember to set it to nat or docker_default. You can still specify an override through the environment variable…


Docker Quality of Life: JSON over YAML

After the ninth formatting error in my docker-compose.yml file, I decided to google if you could actually use JSON instead. I heart JSON, for reals. Whaaaaaaa Ok, so that’s great news. You can quickly convert your YAML files over to JSON with some online tools. Here’s a good one: https://onlineyamltools.com/convert-yaml-to-json Simply paste your YAML file…


Maintain your Hosts file with a Docker Container

UPDATED – Read below! So while this doesn’t technically involve Sitecore, it’s been super helpful so far when working with some of the docker efforts I’ve been putting forward setting up Identity Server as well as Horizons. Those are still in the works though, so hold tight. The problem I’d been running into for those…