I recently had the pleasure of doing a short presentation to the Bay Area Clojure User Group on Wrapping Clojure Tooling in Containers.
We went from having no Clojure tooling, and Java 7 on my host machine, to quickly firing up a new terminal shell running in a Docker container with Leiningen pre-installed along with Java 8.
This lets us create a Docker container that we can then share with out team, or with a wider open source community that we know isn’t going change, except for the parts we want to change.
We also discussed file permission issues between hosts and containers, and showed off an interesting solution for sharing a JVM inside a container with the host.
Thanks to my co-worker, Francesc for recording the talk, and putting it up on Youtube!