Docker, DockerFiles and docker-compose

Working docker-compose and DockerFile examples to complement this information
Interesting tool to analyze custom Image layers size

Basic Definitions

Image Executable package that includes everything needed to run an application. It consists of read-only layers, each of which represent a DockerFile instruction. The layers are stacked and each one is a delta of changes from the previous layer.
Container Instance of an image.

Stack Defines the interaction of all the services
Services Image for a microservice which defines how containers behave in production

DockerFile File with instructions that allows us to build upon an already existing image. It defines:

  • the base image to build from
  • our own files to use or append
  • the commands to run

At the end, a DockerFile will form a service, which we may call from docker-compose or standalone with docker build.

DockerFiles vs docker-compose A DockerFile is used when managing a single individual container. docker-compose is used to manage an application, which may be formed by one or more DockerFiles. Docker-compose may also be used as support to input large customization options, which otherwise would be parameters in a really long command.

You can do everything docker-compose does with just docker commands and a lot of shell scripting

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Git advanced


  • see config git config -l
  • modify username git config --global "newName"
  • modify email git config --global user.mail ""

Git bisect

Is a tool to find the exact commit where a bug was introduced.


I have a file with the following content and an obvious bug

Row row row your car at the river

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Rest levels

Model of restful maturity used to help explain the specific properties of a web-style system.

Level 0

The starting point for the model is using HTTP as a transport system for remote interactions, but without using any of the mechanisms of the web.
We publish a document on how to use our API. We declare only one endpoint and do all the communication through this endpoint.

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Liquid is a template engine for HTML. It’s used by Jekyll.

Variables Usage

  1. Declaration in a config.yml file with home_sidebar: Home
  2. Usage with liquid in file.html as {{ site.home_sidebar }}


Show liquid code snippets

When writing liquid code snippets, jekyll process this code instead of showing it. To solve this, wrap the code snippet with the tags

{percent raw percent}
{percent endraw percent}

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Patterns implementation

Implementation of several patterns in Java, which may be used as future example on how to technically implement them.



Data Access Object & Data Transfer Object. DAO - Design pattern, used to encapsulate the access to a persistence resource (e.g a database) and eliminate dependencies which come with the implementation of the code. DTO is the object which representates an entity of the database, with all its own properties to be manipulated.

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Personal Blog


Which problem does it solve?

Since the start of my programming career I’ve been writing little notes and programming how-to’s in Markdown. This way I don’t need to relearn the same thing twice and I don’t need to find the solution to an obscure problem twice.

After some time, that collection really grew and I needed a new way to be able to index, access and search all my information faster.

Technology Stack

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