Do you hoover or vacuum your house? Many people would say hoover despite their vacuum cleaner being of a different brand. In the same way there is an analogy between Docker and containers.
People often refer to Docker when talking about containers and vice versa. In reality, Docker represents a suite of tools which are commonly used to manage and run containers. To get a better understanding of containers you can read my earlier blog post “Containers — What are they and why use them?”.
To understand the analogy it is worth taking a brief look at Docker history.
A recent change in role (a move to the UK Hydrographic Office as Senior Developer) has brought me back into the world of web applications and, with this in mind, I am taking the opportunity to look more…
I am a software developer based in the South West of the United Kingdom predominantly working with Microsoft technologies.