Richard North’s Blog

About Me #

Richard North

I’m a prin­ci­pal en­gi­neer at Skyscanner in London. Tech-wise, I’m in­ter­ested in vir­tu­ally every­thing but have par­tic­u­lar in­ter­ests in:

Open source #

I have a hand­ful of small pro­jects on GitHub, but spend the ma­jor­ity of my fo­cus on Testcontainers, a Docker-based tool to aid in­te­grated test­ing in Java. I cre­ated Testcontainers a few years ago, and con­tinue to work on it along with some other ex­cel­lent con­trib­u­tors.

It’s be­come mod­er­ately pop­u­lar, and has sprung forks in a num­ber of other lan­guages.

Contact #

I’m @whichrich on Twitter.

I’m rich­north on key­base.io.

I have some open source pro­jects on Github.

You can email me at [email protected], un­less you’re a spam­bot, in which case please don’t bother.

Latest Posts

Using Tailscale with Docker
Faster builds with highly par­al­lel GitHub Actions
More prac­ti­cal direnv

More posts can be found in the archive.