Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. It was launched in 2013 by a company called Dotcloud, Inc which was later renamed Docker, Inc. It is written in the Go language. Docker is a platform for developing, shipping, and running container applications.
Curious about Containers?
Containerization is OS-based virtualization that creates multiple virtual units in the userspace, known as Containers.They are lightweight, portable, and self-sufficient environments that can run on any infrastructure. They allow developers to package an application and its dependencies together, making it easy to move the application between development, testing, and production environments.
Why should you choose Docker?
- Application isolation and consistency: Docker containers provide a consistent environment for applications to run, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.
- Microservices architecture: Docker containers are used to build and deploy microservices-based applications. Microservices are a way of structuring applications as a collection of small, loosely-coupled services that can be developed, deployed, and scaled independently.
- Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD): Docker can be used to automate the building, testing, and deployment of applications. This makes it easy to implement a continuous integration and deployment pipeline, which can speed up the development process and reduce the risk of errors.
- Cloud and virtualization: Docker can deploy applications in cloud and virtualized environments, making it easier to scale and manage resources.
- Development and testing: Docker can create development and test environments that match production, which can help reduce bugs and compatibility issues.
Cost savings: Docker allows you to use fewer resources than virtual machines for running multiple applications on the same machine, which can lead to cost savings.