Host DNS in Docker Toolbox

When playing locally on a developer’s laptop, it’s handy or needed to modify your laptop’s hosts file to fake some DNS entries. That’s C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows and /etc/hosts on Mac/Linux. By default, Docker Toolbox won’t see these custom DNS entries. Here’s how to change that.

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My local TeamCity setup

In my recent blog posts I’ve played a lot with TeamCity. Often, when I want to blog about something, I end up doing some irrelevant yak shaving, which sometimes is also interesting. In this post I’ll show how I’m currently setting up TeamCity locally on my laptop.

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Kafka with Docker: A Docker introduction

Using Kafka on your local development machine adds another level of complexity. You need to manage two extra services, Apache ZooKeeper and Apache Kafka. In a previous post, I mentioned the possibility of creating a Windows service wrapper for Kafka, so that managing is a bit easier. In this post, we’ll have a look at Docker and how we can use it to solve the same problem in a different way. I am new to Docker, so this is a very basic post, more like an introduction to Docker. Continue reading Kafka with Docker: A Docker introduction