When .NET was released to the open source world (November 12, 2014—not that I remember the date or anything), it didn’t just bring .NET to open source; it brought open source to .NET. Linux containers were one of the then-burgeoning, now-thriving technologies that became available to .NET developers. At that time, it was “docker, docker, docker” all the time. Now, it’s Podman and Buildah, and Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift, and serverless, and … well, you get the idea. Things have progressed, and your .NET applications can progress, as well.
This article is part of a series introducing three ways to containerize .NET applications on Red Hat OpenShift. I’ll start with a high-level overview of Linux containers and .NET Core, then discuss a couple of ways to build and containerize .NET Core applications and deploy them on OpenShift.
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