Wow. May I ask what this "science" project is?
And I'm also going to learn how to use Docker in the near future. I actually have a project that may require it now.
The science project is the control system for a nanotechnology fabrication plant. It sounds way, way more exciting than it actually is ;-)
I've been using Docker with CI/testing (using Gitlab) for a while now - it's been pretty nice. Just taking the plunge to production is a bit more scary!
What's scary about using it in production?
It's just a very different way of working. Having to think a lot more about storage, containers/apps appearing and disappearing, handling 'split brain' network issues etc. Compared with 'I have a VM with my app and DB' :-)
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