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clarify future support of docker on now platform

November 8, 2018 at 6:21pm
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clarify future support of docker on now platform

November 8, 2018 at 6:21pm
It seems zeit is moving away from allowing customers to utilize Docker as a common 'primitive'; would you kindly clarify this?
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November 9, 2018 at 7:42pm
I meant it when I wrote in the blog post that my main priority is to address all the customer workloads perfectly.
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I also wouldn't be calling this 2.0 if we had to reject entire classes of interesting applications.
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Also, everyone is free and welcome to email me directly at [email protected]
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And I'm happy to jump on a call with any teams that need further reassurance.
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I am sorry. I must be missing something. What does this mean exactly? "00% confident that this is the right direction for the platform"? Does this mean you do not believe that docker is a good tool for production deployments? The only alternative interpretation I can make, is that the Zeit Now platform has many more non-docker than docker deployments, and then, it makes sense from Now's perspective, but it also means a "hard goodbye" to anyone seeking docker builds.
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what is your approach to "address all the customer workloads perfectly"? Is there a place we can submit use-cases that don't have an apparent fit for 2.0?
we are aware of several of them, please let me know if I forgot any:
- GraphQL servers like Apollo Server
- WebSocket subscriptions
- Control loops (e.g.: tailing a cursor from a database)
- Cron jobs
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All of these will be addressed, and others as well!
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Can we still create an entire application on now 1.0 and choose a 1.0 plan? I definitely can't use 2.0 in it's current state.
I think , the now.json should accept all versions. It will make all of us happy !
What about elasticsearch?
that was never possible to host to begin with, we only ever supported non-durable workloads
But we definitely want to make it super easy to connect and set up elasticsearch clusters
That's a big use-case we are looking into.
Docker is a great implementation detail
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That's awesome
Any example for it ? It looks awesome. Imagine it will allow us to incrementally refactor big monothlic to lambdas.
In fact, right now builders can choose from a whitelist of runtimes, but in the future there will be more and more flexibility there
What about subscribing to 1.0?
Just version: 1 will work! We mention this in the upgrade guide. That's also why all existing users have to actually go out of their way by specifying version: 2 to upgrade. We didn't want to hurt any existing use-cases.
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What i mean is, using two versions in the same file.
new subscriptions will also work with version: 1 in now.json until full compatibility is achieved.
that's not possible currently, but you could use the path alias feature!
(Notice that the new model also dramatically simplifies the gateway aspect of things)
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