Recent Articles - Docker

Reducing Docker Layers

Jun 29, 2020 · 6 min read

Reducing the size of your Docker images is important for a number of reasons, and while there are newer tools such as multi-stage builds, reducing the number of layers in your image may help.

Using Multi-Stage Docker Builds with Go

Jun 4, 2020 · 4 min read

Multi-stage Docker builds can greatly reduce the size of final built images, and the savings can be extreme with Go.

Tunneling a Database Connection with Docker Compose

Aug 7, 2019 · 3 min read

I recently had the need to tunnel a database connection from a local Docker container to a remote MySQL server. The AWS RDS instance is inside the same VPC as a bastion host that runs the SSH server. Rather than open the tunnel on the host machine and have the container connect through host.docker.internal I thought I'd configure it all in one place with Docker Compose.