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Docker Infoq Downloader

Purpose

I love InfoQ presentations but I commute to work on a bus with relatively bad WiFi. I'm lucky enough to have someone else do the heavy lifing of writing an InfoQ presentation downloader for me. Unfortunately I don't like installing things on my host machine if I can help it (Docker is obviously an exception to this rule).

There are other Docker images that attempt to solve this exact problem in exactly the same way but sadly I couldn't get them to work. I think it's an issue with the naming of their containers. So instead I created this is project. It creates a Docker container that encapsulates the Python script for an InfoQ presentation downloader. The project for the downloader itself is not mine and can be found at https://github.com/mtayseer/infoq-downloader

Usage

Assuming you have Docker installed on your machine you can simply point to my container on Docker Hub, provide a location to store the download on your host machine (remember this directory must actually exist), and provide the URL of the presentation you'd like to download. For example:

docker run -v ~/Downloads/infoq:/data wyscan/docker_infoq_downloader \
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/problems-distributed-systems 

Once the download completes you'll see a subdirectory within ~/Downloads/infoq containing the presentation. You can now enjoy it offline in a web browser. In my case that means copying it to my phone or tablet and then having a more productive bus ride.