So I wrote a book: presenting Practical Docker With Python

So yeah that actually happened! I’ve always wanted to publish a book and thanks to Apress publishing – that is a reality now. The book is titled “Practical Docker With Python: Build, Release and Distribute your Python App with Docker” and is targeted at people who are new to Docker and want to containerize their application (with…

On Securing Containers and Open Source tools for scanning vulnerabilities in Docker images

I recently published couple of articles elsewhere: How to Increase Container Security and Ward Off Threats – Adobe Tech Blog 5 OpenSource tools for container security – OpenSource.com Scanning Docker Images for Vulnerabilities with Aqua Microscanner – previous, on my blog The former was adapted from a talk I gave at Container Conference India, the…

Scanning Docker Image for Vulnerabilities with Aqua MicroScanner

Containers are slowly becoming the standardized units of deployment. As containers become more popular, they also become the focus targets for attacking the system via vulnerabilities present in the packages within the image. There are quite a few container vulnerability scanning solutions (example: Clair, Twistlock, Aqua) – however most of them are either commercial or…

Of nginx’s mid cut off responses and proxy buffers

Among the services I look after, the biggest and high-profile – is the user facing website. The website is your bog-standard typical frontend(powered by Express/Angular) which fetches data via an API which is powered by the backend(built on Rails). Typical flow is that Express receives the request from the browser, makes a request to the backend…