On the 26th of February, student participated to a Docker workshop, organised in collaboration with the Ghent University.
Docker is an open-source tool, designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. They allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and deploy it as one package.
By doing so, thanks to the container, the developer can be assured that the application will run on any other Linux machine regardless of any customised settings that machine might have and that differ from the machine used for writing and testing the code. Indeed it benefits both developers and system administrators.
The workshop was animated by engineers from Nalys: Bruno, Thomas and Pieter-Jan. We thank them for sharing their skills with future engineers!
For this session, no prior knowledge of Docker was need : students covered all the basics what are needed to know regarding docker and container technology in general. They started with a short introduction regarding "What is a container" and the differences with a Virtual Machine. Then they learned all the main Docker concepts such as images, Dockerfiles, containers, volumes, networks, etc. To make it clearer, they had the occasion to do a couple of small exercises and 2 real-life demonstrations.
This was also an opportunity to ask additional questions about the field of expertise, discuss with more experienced engineers and meet future graduate engineers!
For more information about the session, don't hesitate to contact us. You can also find more information about Nalys events on our blog.