If I hadn’t been hearing enough about docker, OSCON was replete with docker. Then I go two days of Dan Walsh on docker. So I think I finally got it. Docker that is.
Now let me be clear, at the $OLDDAYJOB I used Solaris zones to build dev / test environments at a fairly decent scale. So I get containers qua containers, the missing bit was what docker brought to the table. Turning to the internet was less than helpful because docker is in the midst of a massive hype cycle. That, and research on the web is painful.
“Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.” – Roger Ebert