differentiating the workplace of yours from the workplace of your workplace's
After several conflicts among python packages, migrations from databases to databases, and messes of staled scripts and abandoned services thrown and appearing everywhere, I finnally realize that my workplace is nothing more than an interface interacting directly with me myself. Anything other than that belongs to the workplace of my workplace, which ought to be pluginable, isolated, and in centralized managament.
nginx as an example. When I develop something related to
nginx I would edit the
nginx.conf file and start
nginx service. In this situation only
nginx.conf is what I really care about. So
nginx.conf file itself and my editor
vim are in my workplace here. In the meantime
nginx is only a service for testing purpose running underground, which I regard as a component of the workplace of my workplace. Therefor
nginx should be abstracted from my workplace and placed in containers like
manage the workplace of the workplace's with containers
Mentioned as above, I use
docker to manage all services standalone or composed like
django with mongodb,
telegraf with kafka, etc.
When I want to use the client tools of some servers I'll still use
docker to run a container to achieve it.
But it is not flexible to build images again and again if the reliances of your runtime like
python changes frequently. To deal with this problem I use
vagrant with 3 DIYed boxes which I can modify easily at anytime to maintain the environments for
node respectively. So that I can compile and run the programme in the specific virtual machine out of my host environment after coding in shared folders.
the workplace of mine is now left neat and tidy
After identifying and migrating the components of the workplace of my workplace, what I really installed is only:
- tools I use directly like
vagrantto put this system into practise.
what else can I benefit from this
TODO: After uploading all the
docker-compose.yamls to cloud storages like
OneDriver (can be encrypted with
encFS) one can got a consistent environment on different computers (and different operating systems).
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