Docker is a set of a platform that makes it easy to create, deploy, and run applications by use of containers. Containers are significant to any developer since it allows them to package up an application with all its requirements. These requirements might be libraries and other dependencies. Once they are packaged, they can be deployed all at once. This allows the application to run on any other Linux machine regardless of the customized setting.
Most people compare Docker to a virtual machine though unlike a virtual machine, it creates a whole virtual operating system. This is an open-source set of platforms, and thus anyone can contribute to it to the extent that it meets their needs. Therefore if you are a developer or a system administrator taking part in any DevOps toolchain, then this might be the best platform for you.
- It has three software components; Software, Objects, and registries.
- Uses the following tools; Docker Compose and Docker Swarm.
History of docker
Docker was developed by Solomon Hykes, who is the owner of Docker Inc. It debuted in March when it was released as an open-source. Its latest version is written in Go programming language.