STAREAST 2021 Tutorial: A Hands-on Intro to Docker for Testers


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

A Hands-on Intro to Docker for Testers

Docker is one of the hottest technologies in our industry today. It lets you create and manage containers—like virtual machines but smaller and faster. They can provide on-demand, disposable test environments that start quickly, repeatably, locally or in the cloud. When you want, you can tear down the environment and recreate a pristine copy within seconds. And since the process is automated, anyone on the team can use the same commands to get their own systems. When you finish testing, those containers can be deployed directly into production. At each stage, the environments for development, test, and production will all look and behave the same.

NOTE: This workshop is a hands-on introduction for anyone interested in learning Docker--you will need your laptop. We will walk through building docker containers, starting out simple but moving to more pragmatic setups. As we iterate, we will discuss how you can use and reuse Docker containers for a variety of uses. And then I’ll show how all of this evolves to a fully-functional web application and test environment.

Coveros, Inc.

Gene Gotimer is a Principal Consultant at Coveros, Inc., a software company that uses agile methods to help customers build software better, faster, and more securely. They do this by focusing on agile development and DevOps practices such as continuous integration, repeatable builds, unit testing, automated functional testing, analysis tools, security scanning, and automated deploys. Gene feels strongly that repeatability, quality, and security are all strongly intertwined; each of them is dependent on the other two, which just makes agile and DevOps that much more crucial to software development.