Upgrading from PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.4 with Red Hat Universal Base Image

Today, I noticed that the WordPress Admin Console was complaining that I was using PHP 7.2 which is getting old. I was kind of dreading upgrading because upgrades are a nightmare, but then I realized I had put everything in containers. One of the things that makes containers awesome is how easy it is to

Should I Use Docker Compose or Podman Compose with Podman?

We don’t really have a white paper or any marketing material on this, though we are working on a long term guide to capture Red Hat recommended best practices. In the meantime, I want to answer this simple question publicly: Red Hat generally recommends Kubernetes YAML instead of Compose, and we’re working towards a roadmap

Testing Cloud Native BuildPacks on Fedora with Podman

We’ve been taking a look at adding more cloud native container tools to the operating system, and a few months ago we asked Mandvekar to add the Cloud Native Build Packs CLI tool to Fedora (thanks Lokesh!).  Recently, I had a chance to test this out, and to my pleasant surprise, the CLI worked well

Everything You Need to Know About Moving from Docker in RHEL 7 to Podman in RHEL 8

Everything You Need to Know About Moving from Docker in RHEL 7 to Podman in RHEL 8

This is a links article that I plan on keeping up to date over time. This should be a one stop shop for understanding how to use it. What/Why RHEL 8 enables containers with the tools of software craftsmanship – Dan Walsh & Scott McCarty Why Red Hat is investing in CRI-O and Podman –

Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About…

Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About…

Change is hard. Explaining that change in a way that makes sense is hard. Not getting frustrated when someone is explaining change to you, or while explaining it is hard. We are all human, so please be patient. But, before you get angry, please read this. I’ve been surfing Twitter, Reddit, and HackerNews threads just

​The Delicate Art of Product Management with Open Source

​The Delicate Art of Product Management with Open Source

Is open source a development model which emphasizes collaboration, the decentralized nature in which code is written, and the licenses under which that code is released? Or, is open source a business model focused on monetization through support, services, software-as-a-service, paid features, or even inexpensive marketing or advertising? I’d argue it’s neither! Instead of thinking

Analysis of Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)

Analysis of Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)

I don’t always agree with Peter Thiel. In fact, I often disagree with him but I do find that his thoughts and ideas provoke me to think deeply. Disagreements force me to chip away at what I believe and forge it into something ever more crisp and clean. This blog entry is a short analysis

Testing The Latest Container Tools on RHEL8

Testing The Latest Container Tools on RHEL8

Alternate Titles #1: Testing The Latest Container Tools (Podman, Buildah, Skopeo, CRIU, Udica) on RHEL8 #2: Testing The Latest Podman on RHEL8 #3: Testing The Latest Container Tools on CentOS Stream 8 Background If you want to test the latest version of the Container Tools module on RHEL8, you’re in the right place. I’m going

How to Install Docker-CE on RHEL 8

Background If you’ve searched google to figure out how to install Docker-CE on RHEL 8, you may have been led to this very popular article: LinuxConfig.org: How to Install Docker on RHEL 8. If you’d read closely, you might have read a false statement which says, “What version to install? Well, Red Hat seems to

A First Look at The Podman 2.0 API

A First Look at The Podman 2.0 API

Most days, I don’t have any good ideas. I only have bad ideas. But, I’ve become pretty good at stack ranking my bad ideas into good, better, and best. In this article, I’m going to run through a bunch of the best bad ideas that I had using the new Podman 2.0 REST API. I’ve