The Beauty of Simplicity: Using Alpine to Make an Environment That Really Does "Just Work"
Utilizing Alpine as the primary OS on a server, alongside tools like Docker and Git, can be a great way to set up a server with as little moving parts as possible that is easily portable, easily extendible, and easily debuggable. So much of our time is spent fighting with poorly documented software and difficult edge case scenarios, but we can do a lot to minimize that with the right approach to system configuration. Whatever issues may still occur are contained and traceable, and the whole configuration can be easily moved between systems (and even entire OSes) with minimal effort.
This talk would mostly be an example case of how my servers are configured, and how I've played to the strengths of Alpine Linux to ensure a relatively stress-free and streamlined environment. I will do my best to present things in a manner which is understandable and useful to Linux users of all skill levels.
25 minutes should be adequate!
Time slot: May 15, 10:30am CEST