Developing with Docker

If your goal is increasing the effectiveness of development operations, then it’s important to understand the value that containers can bring.

Docker’s launch revolutionized the development industry in 2013, when it introduced open source software containers to the market. This new approach to development allowed teams to compartmentalize by programming language, making it easier to test, deploy, and manage discrete units of code.

The natural affinity between containers and dev practices, like CI/CD or microservices-based architecture, are additional reasons why containers should be a natural choice for every forward-thinking developer.

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Efficient Upgrades

Replace manual software updates with automated maintenance. Create time for your IT team and reduce the risk of human error.

Faster Product Delivery

Automated development pipelines that are proven to get products, upgrades, and bug fixes to the market in less time.

High Availability

Containers are always connected, providing almost 100% uptime to users and removing the need to manually create backups.

Improved Security

Protect your app development environments, using automated security rules to reduce risk and minimize environmental issues.

Scalable Operations

Container management allows rapid scaling across computer nodes, during periods of increased demand or sustained growth.

No Hassle Setup

Containers can be used to quickly replicate and setup development environments, which simplifies QA testing and product deployment.

Our Tech Toolkit

Our developers work with a variety of software containers and container management services. We have the ability to adapt to the requirements of your project — but these are a few of the tools that we love using!

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What is a software container?

Software containers are tools used in the development, deployment, and management of software code. They allow developers to compartmentalize different software languages into individual units, which makes it simpler to make alterations to one individual piece without affecting the entire system.

For example, if you’re using Java, Python, and MongoDB to develop a project, each different language can be placed in a separate container. Containerized software is isolated from external influences, which is ideal for use in development or staging environments.

Containers are similar to virtual machines — emulations that behave like a computer within a computer. Both virtual machines and containers are separated from the host computer, which means they can’t affect the computer’s operating systems. This is why virtual machines and containers are often used for testing purposes.

What’s the difference between containers and virtual machines? Containers are virtual copies of the operating systems, not the hardware — which allows them to run more quickly and efficiently.

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