Microcontainers with Iron.io's base images

· by Raghu Rajagopalan · Read in about 1 min · (90 words) ·

While I knew about Alpine Linux and have been using them to create smaller docker images, I just came across Iron.io’s set of alpine based container images for pretty much every major programming language.

If you haven’t come across Alpine yet, it’s a tiny (5mb) security focused linux distribution based on musl libc & busybox. What’s nicer is that they also have dev images which allow you to use images for development workflows as well.

For ex, my rraghur/hugo-asciidoctor:alpine image based on iron/ruby went from 176Mb to 88Mb! Good Job!