‘Docked’ and ready!
Software development is more of an art than science . Although programming languages comprise rules and are highly systematic, the application of these languages is an artistic and individual creation. Each piece of the software reflects the individual who created it. And as we already know, docker containers make this art flawless!
Docker is becoming increasingly popular and seems like every company is now turning to it to make the development and deployment process more efficient. The reason is that docker solves some common problems that have been around for quite a while in software development.
The popularity of Cloud computing due to an increasing number of customers has led providers to use resource-sharing solutions to meet the needs of infrastructures resources. Virtual machines have been the foundation for cloud computing at the infrastructure layer. Containers are a similar, but lighter solution for virtualization, as containers use far less resources and time as traditional virtualization.
Containers outperform traditional virtualization in many ways, notably in performance and scalability. Most of the cloud based systems need an eased scalability option, where Docker containers play a great solution. Instead of running multiple virtual machines, which consume valuable resources with Guest OS instances, Docker can launch very rapidly a lot more container instances without any overhead.
Docker also has many capabilities and implementations for user friendliness, performance and security.
Two important advantages of Docker are:
1) Portable deployments:
Applications built inside containers are exceedingly portable, as these kinds of bundles are moved around as a single unit and this movement does not affect performance or the container at all.
2) Rapid delivery:
Because of Docker’s standardized container format, software teams do not need to worry about each other’s tasks, as developers are only taking care of applications inside the container and administrators are only taking care of the server deployments with containers. As containers or packets are tested and have all the needed dependencies, they will work in every instance.
Now get hands on experience and familiarize yourself with the basic Docker container environment commands. Create, run, and debug containers, and learn to pull and push images to and from Google Container Registry with the Introduction to Docker Lab.
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