Tag Archives: alpine linux

Switching from Ubuntu Based to Alpine Linux Based Docker Image

By | February 13, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some time ago I red about the Iron.io and how they created very small Docker images for different languages, such as Python, Java etc. Some days ago I was looking into how to make my Elastalert Docker image smaller, mostly as a therapeutic task, when I recalled the Iron.io Docker images. A quick search revealed… Read More »

Running the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper in Alpine Linux

By | February 11, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alpine Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution which, as far as I am concerned, makes it especially suitable to use in Docker images. The Java Service Wrapper from Tanuki enables Java applications to run as services and is also useful just to launch a Java application, since it will restart it under certain error conditions.… Read More »