Docker images: Update propagation, the missing feature?

or “Why the  DEVIL_Letter-Other team will make your job with Docker harder”

 

During my internship, I got to play with Docker, which is quite impressive in terms of ease of use, but also in terms of performances. The technology behind it feels rock solid (but maybe that’s just marketing! 😉 ).

Please check out this post if you don’t know Docker already.

There are some Docker images containerizing OS’s (Ubuntu, Debian) but also for software, like MySQL or OpenVPN. Users can use any of these images as a base for their own custom images. It means that the user will be able to add stuff to an existing environment to create their own microservice.

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BackRoad.io, a clever (and profitable!) use of Docker

Docker is a containerization technology that gained in popularity lately. It allows developers to ship their software with all its dependencies in a VM-like environment with a controlled configuration.

The main difference with VMs is that Docker uses the host machine kernel, instead of emulating one for each VM. It allows to instantiate multiple Docker images in containers on the same host without requiring gigantic amounts of resources.

Let’s see how Docker simplifies the development of on-demand services.
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