How Docker Can Transform Your Development Teams

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Waiting for the right build has been a historical problem with test environments, while differences between development, test and production have caused defects to escape in production. Virtual Machines solve these problems by sharing a copy of system data, but they can be slow and take gigabytes of disk space. 

Enter Docker, a lightweight, fast virtualization tool for Linux. 

The opportunity Docker presents 

First, anyone on a technical staff can create a test environment on the local machine in a few seconds. The new process hooks into the existing operating system, so it does not need to “boot.” With a previous build stored locally, Docker is smart enough to only load the difference between the two builds. 

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn

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Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn