Steven Follis

Over the past two years Docker has worked closely with customers to modernize portfolios of traditional applications with Docker container technology and Docker Enterprise, the industry-leading container platform. Such applications are typically monolithic in nature, run atop older operating systems such as Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003, and are difficult to transition from on-premises data centers to the public cloud. The Docker platform alleviates each of these pain points by decoupling an application from a particular operating system, enabling microservice architecture patterns, and fostering portability across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. As the Modernizing Traditional Applications (MTA) program has matured,…

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Lisa McNicol

Last week, we released Docker 1.13 to introduce several new enhancements in addition to building on and improving Docker swarm mode introduced in Docker 1.12. Docker 1.13 has many new features and fixes that we are excited about, so we asked core team member and release captain, Victor Vieux to introduce Docker 1.13 in an online meetup. The meetup took place on Wednesday, Jan 25 and over 1000 people RSVPed to hear Victor’s presentation live. Victor gave an overview and demo of many of the new features: Restructuration of CLI commands Experimental build CLI backward compatibility Swarm default encryption at rest Compose…

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Docker Core Engineering

Today we’re releasing Docker 1.13 with lots of new features, improvements and fixes to help Docker users with New Year’s resolutions to build more and better container apps. Docker 1.13 builds on and improves Docker swarm mode introduced in Docker 1.12 and has lots of other fixes. Read on for Docker 1.13 highlights. Use compose-files to deploy swarm mode services Docker 1.13 adds Compose-file support to the `docker stack deploy` command so that services can be deployed using a `docker-compose.yml` file directly. Powering this is a major effort to extend the swarm service API to make it more flexible and useful. Benefits include:…

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Thea Lamkin

If you write code for a living, you’ve probably heard of Docker by now. You might have played around with it, and if you’re lucky, you may even have had the chance to use it to deploy systems in production. But have you made the leap to contributing to the project? There are many benefits to contributing to a popular open-source project like Docker: You earn recognition for improving a project used by many people. You get to collaborate with other amazingly smart people in the open-source community. You become a better programmer yourself through the process of understanding and…

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