Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and React. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.

Docker for the Windows Developer

Introductory and overview

Description Docker is carefully tucked between virtualization, continuous deployment, and pure awesome. We'll look at the commands and ecosystem around building infrastructure as code, deploying a swarm, and sharing images on Docker Hub. We'll see how easy it is to create Linux and Windows docker images, and run both single containers and a whole system. Come see why devs and ops love Docker. Notes and comments This no-slides demo starts with a "legacy" app (.NET Framework site and windows service), we live-code two Dockerfiles, and run the website and service. Then we begin again with a "greenfield" app (.NET Core site and service), and use Visual Studio tooling to get these into containers and started. VMs are definitely easy, but containers run faster and leaner -- even on Windows.