Docker is one of the most popular tools for application containerization. Docker enables efficiency and reduces operational overheads so that any developer, in any dev environment, can build stable and reliable applications.
Let’s take a look at Docker, starting with application development before Docker.
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App development today
One common challenge for DevOps teams is managing an application’s dependencies and technology stack across various cloud and development environments. As part of their routine tasks, they must keep the application operational and stable—regardless of the underlying platform that it runs on.
Development teams, on the other hand, focus on releasing new features and updates. Unfortunately, these often compromise the application’s stability by deploying codes that introduce environment-dependent bugs.
To avoid this inefficiency, organizations are increasingly adopting a