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Discussion on: One does not "just containerize" an app

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Thanks for reading my article, Bernd!

There's a lot to learn with Docker, and Docker gives you a lot of opportunities to shoot yourself in the foot along the way. I tried and gave up on Docker twice before it finally stuck.

The using a Dockerized database and webserver can be nice for development, but for a serious app I would always prefer using a managed database in production. For a recent app I just deployed, I do a reverse proxy from the server's Nginx to a containerized Nginx that has reverse proxies to Django and Next.js containers. It feels a little silly so I may change that at some point 😅