Docker: Containers and tooling for building and shipping app easier and faster

Ideally, when you’re trying to create an app for your business you want to focus on making new and exciting features, fixing any possible issues, and then shipping the software. The problem is that the platform you use may come with problems and distractions that keep you from your proper focus.

Running Docker provides a highly reliable, inexpensive way to quickly build, ship, and run distributed applications at scale. It’s the platform of choice for numerous high profile customers, including The New York Times, GE Appliances, PayPal, Orbitz, Business Insider, Uber, eBay, Shopify, Spotify, Yelp, BBC News, and Bleacher Report.

KEY FEATURES

  • Faster developer onboarding: With other platforms, you may end up wasting precious time setting up developer environments, creating new instances, and reproducing production code to run locally. Now you can just take copies of your live environment and run them on any new endpoint that’s running Docker.
  • Choice of language and tools: Docker provides the isolation that allows developers from being limited to only a handful of approved language stacks and tooling. Now, there are no conflict issues to worry about and you can use the language and tools you feel are best for the application service.
  • Consistent: The app will unfailingly work as designed locally or in another machine, in tests or in production. You won’t have to keep installing the same configurations for different environments.
  • Convenient collaboration: Developers and system administrators now have a common framework to collaborate on distributed apps.
  • Ship more apps faster: Issues can be easily identified and tweaked, and the Docker container can easily be scaled to match customer demand. On average, customers ship 7 times more apps with Docker in their environment.

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