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Newbie-ish best practice for documenting builds and composes


(Devaxelafacom) #1

Fairly new to Docker coming from the VM world. Love Docker. Seeking replies from the experienced on best practices for documenting images and composes - comments in Dockerfiles and yml’s ? Labels on images ? What do other people do (what works well over a period) ? With VM’s I have my own shell scripts to maintain notes on each VM but that has its problems - formality seems to be better. I have read that attaching labels adds storage layers so may not be best.

I have found over a week or so experimenting that image/container names and tags are not enough for my brain to remember why I built an image. README files in the directories with one directory managing each use of an image ? What do other people do ?

All suggestions and experience welcome.

Thanks

andy
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