Docker is on everyone’s minds as a potential way to improve packaging and shipping of applications. Here’s what you need to know.
- Docker allows for packaging and distribution of applications.
- Docker isn’t a completely new idea.
- You don’t have to use Linux.
- It’s much faster than starting a VM.
- Virtual machines aren’t yet obsolete.
- Docker’s adaptation is incredibly fast.
- Wade before you dive.
Docker has risen to incredible prominence since it was first introduced as an open source project in 2013. In fact, as of March, it was either in use or in the planning stages for nearly half of companies, notes Forbes. At the time, it had been adopted by more than one in eight companies (13%), while 35% were preparing to implement it.
There’s a tendency to forgive technologies for their weaknesses as they start to become a more standard choice. It’s necessary to look at Docker from all angles.
Here are a few things to understand about this container technology: