This post gives a quick and very brief introduction on how to use MongoDB with Ruby. We will see how to install and connect to a MongoDB, how to populate the database with fake documents generated in just a couple of lines of code, and how to build some queries to gain insights into the stored documents.
In this post I describe my journey from knowing essentially nothing about Docker to having a dockerized Padrino application with each service living in its own container (more on that below). We begin with the very basics: ensuring that Docker and docker-compose are installed, creating a minimal Docker setup, and generating a new toy Padrino application within its container. We then continue with a brief overview of the most basic Docker nomenclature and concepts and apply it to our setup by describing one container for each service: the Padrino application backed by a PostgreSQL database. Finally, we discuss how to initialize our PostgresSQL database and running commands inside containers, and how to upgrade whole containers