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Convox (YC S15) launches Grid service to automate code deployment (venturebeat.com)
10 points by mwmanning on Nov 20, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Hey this is Matt from the Convox team. I'm happy to answer any questions about Grid (what it is, why we built it), Convox, or AWS/Docker in general.

What's your feelings about cedar stack being over 1.5GB in size after building a docker image?

I came across your guys' stuff about a month ago and was intrigued by the cedar stack of heroku being dockerized and started playing with it.

Immediately stopped when my simple hello world node app was 1.5GB in size.

The cedar image is admittedly pretty large. There's a lot of stuff in there.

Building a much more lightweight image for your node app shouldn't be too hard, though. Check out https://github.com/convox-examples/express for a simple example.

Yeah I was looking at kind of making a heroku setup on my servers sorta like Dokku, but I'm not a real big fan of Dokku. And I wanted to use CoreOS and Docker, but I realized that I can't just include all possible programming languages into a container to be built. So I've opted out of that and just build custom containers based on the app I am deploying.

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