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Container Portability: Part 3

By on Jul 14, 2017 in Article

The Paths Forward In Container Portability: Part2: Code Portability Today, we discussed how there are no regression tests, there is no complete interface standard, there is definitely pain ahead if we think we can use today’s container images (level 3B) on tomorrow’s container hosts (level 3A), 10 years from now. So, what’s the solution? With the...

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Container Portability: Part 2

By on Jul 7, 2017 in Article

Code Portability Today In Container Portability: Part 1: A Brief History in Code Portability, we explored the genesis of code portability and visited structured computer organization to highlight the six commonly found levels in modern computing. Revisiting the six layers – nobody debates the portability of the upper two layers –¬†Application Programmers...

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Container Portability: Part 1

By on Jun 26, 2017 in Article

A Brief History in Code Portability Do you know why you can take a Python program and run it on any computer that has a Python interpreter on it? Well, because the computer industry has made a huge amount of investment into providing portability over the last 70 years. In the beginning, computers didn’t have portable code – programmers had to learn to...

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Why Portability is Not the Same Thing as Compatibility

By on Jun 23, 2017 in Article

The Container Host *is* the Container Engine, and Container Image Compatibility Matters Have you ever wondered, how are containers are so portable? How it’s possible to run Ubuntu containers on CentOS, or Fedora containers on CoreOS? How is it that all of this just magically works? As long as I run the docker daemon on all of my hosts, everything will just...

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How I Got the Name Fatherlinux :-)

By on Sep 3, 2016 in News

Over the years I have realized that there is a bit of confusion when I first tell people my Twitter handle is @fatherlinux. People ask things like, “what about mother Linux?” or “Perhaps you should change your name to Grandpa Linux now that you have been doing this for so long?” They often think the name is related to some self perception of...

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