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Moby website

Website for the moby project.

The Moby website is built using Jekyll and published to Github pages.

Developing locally

In order to build and test locally, run this command in the docs directory:

$ docker run -ti -v "$PWD":/usr/src/app -p "4000:4000" starefossen/github-pages

Then browser to localhost:4000 to see the rendered site. The site autorefreshes when you modify files locally.

If you want to test blog posts with a data in the future, use the following command instead.

$ docker run -ti -v "$PWD":/usr/src/app -p "4000:4000" starefossen/github-pages jekyll serve -d /_site --watch --force_polling -H -P 4000 --future true

GitHub API rate limits

This site uses the GitHub API to dynamically fetch project and users profiles. If you start seeing GitHub rate limit messages in the logs such as API rate limit exceeded, you need to create a GitHub Oauth application for yourself and set the GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET and GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET environment variables with the values for that application for your container. This bumps up the rate limit from 60 to 5000 per whatever time period they are using.

$ docker run -ti -v "$PWD":/usr/src/app -p "4000:4000" -e "GITHUB_CLIENT_ID=xxx" -e "GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET=yyy" starefossen/github-pages


When you push to this repository on the theme-start branch, it triggers an autobuild of the docker/mobywebsite private image, which is autodeployed to a password protected staging website at This is for Docker design team to test big redesigns without changing production. Docker employees can use their account login to access it.


The Moby project website container image is built automatically with a private image, docker/mobywebsite:latest. Any push or PR mergin to the master branch triggers an autobuild.

The autobuild uses Docker Hub hooks: a pre_build hook script uses the starefossen/github-pages image to generate the html from markdown, then the project's Dockerfile is used to build the image, adding that generated content to an Nginx image, with some Nginx config.

A Docker stack managed in Docker Cloud is autoredeployed everytime this image changes, to

DNS is managed using Amazon Route53. The backend website is fronted by an Amazon CloudFront distribution that does caching and SSL termination. When a new version of the image is built, a post_push hook invalidates the cloudfront cache for the distribution.

For design or content issues with this website, please log an issue in this repo. For production issues please ping

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