How to Leverage Dockers and Containers?

Learn how lightweight, portable, self-contained Docker containers improve software development, application deployment, and business agility

Developing with Docker

Developing apps today requires so much more than writing code. Multiple languages, frameworks, architectures, and discontinuous interfaces between tools for each lifecycle stage creates enormous complexity. Docker simplifies and accelerates your workflow, while giving developers the freedom to innovate with their choice of tools, application stacks, and deployment environments for each project.

Containers were just the Beginning

In 2013, Docker introduced what would become the industry standard for containers. Containers are a standardized unit of software that allows developers to isolate their app from its environment, solving the “it works on my machine” headache. For millions of developers today, Docker is the de facto standard to build and share containerized apps – from desktop, to the cloud. We are building on our unique connected experience from code to cloud for developers and developer teams.

Docker container benefits

Containers work a little like VMs, but in a far more specific and granular way. They isolate a single application and its dependencies—all of the external software libraries the app requires to run—both from the underlying operating system and from other containers. All of the containerized apps share a single, common operating system (either Linux or Windows), but they are compartmentalized from one another and from the system at large.

Keep it Simple

Docker’s friendly, CLI-based workflow makes building, sharing, and running containerized applications accessible to developers of all skill levels.

Move Fast

Install from a single package to get up and running in minutes. Code and test locally while ensuring consistency between development and production.

Collaborate

Use Certified and community-provided images in your project. Push to a cloud-based application registry and collaborate with team members.

The case for Docker containers

Enterprise development work is notorious for being hidebound and slow to react to change. Enterprise developers chafe against such constraints all the time—the limitations imposed on them by IT, the demands made of them by the business at large. Docker and containers give developers more of the freedom they crave, while at the same time providing ways to build business apps that respond quickly to changing business conditions.

References:

Docker. (2020). Why Docker?. Docker. https://www.docker.com/why-docker

Yegulalp. S. (2018). Why you should use Docker and containers. InfoWorld. https://www.infoworld.com/article/3310941/why-you-should-use-docker-and-containers.html

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