Docker Navigator: Wasm vs. Docker, Deep Dive into the GenAI Stack, & What’s New in Docker Desktop

Issue #0006 by Rikki EndsleyJun 13, 2024

Explore the interplay between Wasm and Docker, learn to verify your Docker installation, and discover how to build your own GenAI stack. We also highlight what’s new in Docker Desktop, show an early look at the Docker extension for GitHub Copilot (@docker), and bring you the latest Docker news and community highlights. Get ready to dive into a deep pool of resources and updates designed to keep you at the forefront of innovation.

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Wasm vs. Docker: Performant, secure, and versatile containers

Explore how Wasm and Docker can work together to enable you to deliver consistent, efficient, and secure environments for deploying applications.

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Dive Deep

How to check your Docker installation: Docker Desktop vs. Docker Engine

We clarify the distinctions and similarities between Docker Desktop and Docker Engine, and provide guidance on verifying which one you’re currently using so you can make the most out of your experience.

GenAI Stack: What it is and how to build your own

With this guide, discover the power of generative AI and how to build your own GenAI stack with Docker.

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Creating AI-enhanced document management with the GenAI Stack

We show how to integrate Alfresco, a robust document management system, with the GenAI Stack to open up new possibilities for document analysis, description, and classification.

Soundful’s founder on making music with GenAI — and doing so responsibly

Docker has partnered with Dan Blumberg to bring you CRAFTED., a two-time Webby Award-winning podcast in which host Dan interviews founders, leaders, and makers about the craft of building great products and great companies. On a recent episode of CRAFTED., we’re making music and discussing the ethics of AI in music creation. Founder and CEO Diaa El All explains how Soundful takes a different approach and records musicians playing individual notes, layering them to create superior music without sampling existing songs.

CRAFTED. is available on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays. Subscribe to Docker’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss an episode.

Streamline the development of real-time AI applications with the MindsDB Docker Extension

With MindsDB, you can build AI-powered applications easily, even with no AI/ML experience. Follow along to learn how to set up MindsDB in Docker Desktop.

Docker News

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Docker Desktop 4.30: Proxy support with SOCKS5, NTLM and Kerberos, ECI for Build commands, Build view features, and Docker Desktop on RHEL Beta

Dive into what’s new in Docker Desktop 4.30, including improved SOCKS5 proxy support, advanced integration with NTLM and Kerberos, and extended Enhanced Container Isolation to secure build environments.

Navigating proxy servers with ease: New advancements in Docker Desktop 4.30

Docker Desktop 4.30 offers new proxy authentication enhancements, especially on the Windows front, to ensure seamless integration and interaction.

“@docker can you help me…”: An early look at the Docker extension for GitHub Copilot

We recently announced the Docker extension for GitHub Copilot (@docker), a plugin that extends GitHub Copilot’s technology to assist developers in working with Docker. 

Docker Testcontainers now available on Red Hat’s OpenShift

Testcontainers offer developers a way past their otherwise often isolated developer environment.

Docker documentation gets an AI-powered assistant

Docker Docs AI is a documentation assistant designed to provide instant, accurate answers directly from Docker Docs. Features include language options, answers from multiple topics, and contextual and debugging help.

Docker Desktop now supports running on Windows on Arm (WoA) devices

Docker Desktop extends its reach to a new wave of hardware architectures.

Experimental Windows containers support for BuildKit released in v0.13.0

We’re introducing experimental support for Windows Containers in BuildKit, with the goal of making this available soon in your standard Docker Build.

Docker announces SOC 2 Type 2 attestation & ISO 27001 certification

Going forward, Docker will provide an annual SOC 2 Type 2 attestation and ISO 27001 certification following the timing of our fiscal year.

Highlights from Microsoft Build

Docker CTO Justin Cormack rounds up takeaways from Microsoft Build 2024, including recently announced Docker Desktop support for Windows on Arm. Watch Docker talk recordings from Microsoft Build:

Around the Community

Building AI solutions with Docker Compose and Kubernetes expertise

Docker Captain Vladimir Mikhalev walks through how he uses Docker Compose to build and manage complex AI dev environments.

The best Next.js setup: Next.js + Postgres + Docker (Dev / Prod) 

The ByteGrad YouTube channel walks you through how to set up Next.js with a database for both development and production environments using Docker, including step-by-step guidance on Dockerizing the application, integrating PostgreSQL, and utilizing Docker Scout for vulnerability scanning.

Shrink images and debug your Docker and Kubernetes with MinToolkit (aka DockerSlim)

Docker Captain Bret Fisher interviews DockerSlim founder to talk about shrinking your images and debugging containers. 

Test BuildKit support for Windows

Docker Captain Tobias Fenster walks through the setup for using BuildKit on Windows and Docker Desktop.

Building a Docker image with Docker Build Cloud

Docker Captain Andrew Pruski writes a step-by-step tutorial on how to remotely build an image using Docker Build Cloud.

Devoxx UK recordings

Did you miss Devoxx UK, held May 8-10 in London? Videos are now available, including these must-watch sessions:

Archie, the first search engine, has been resurrected

The Serial Port YouTube channel has revived Archie, the world’s first search engine, originally developed in 1989. This resurrection offers users a nostalgic glimpse into the pre-Web era of internet searches, providing access to almost 30,000 files from anonymous FTP sites and ensuring the preservation of a pivotal piece of internet history.

Docker Live and On-Demand Training

We now offer monthly live trainings to get you on-boarded as a developer or admin for your organization. Register today for an upcoming session.

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