Docker adoption is up five times over in the last year, and the surge is being lead by big companies. This was the trend I suspected, but this survey of 7,000 organizations confirms it.
Cal Evans explains the basics of Docker and Lando — as well as the advantages of using them. Docker is an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications.
You may know Peter Suhm as the man behind WP Pusher, a plugin that lets you securely deploy your plugins and themes directly from GitHub, Bitbucket or GitLab to any WordPress site on any type of hosting.
GitLab has been making some interesting improvements recently (and after Github’s recent pricing announcements, I’m sure they are getting more people paying attention to them). They recently announced GitLab Container Registries which allow you to test and deploy Docker containers very easily.
Use Vagrant. No, use Docker. No, Docker requires Vagrant for most people. No, Otto is the new Vagrant that uses Vagrant and does what Docker does but is less complicated. Sounds complicated. Call me when you get it figured out.
Docker For Mac beta has been released (limited release actually) and there’s a great review of it. Docker has a lot of promise, and many barriers have been removed with the new app, and the ease of use (and time saved) is enticing.
Gilbert Pellegrom compares local development with Vagrant versus Docker. He concludes that while Docker is interesting, Vagrant is a bit easier to get going, and I quite agree. There are also more mature and well developed tools for WordPress with Vagrant. And, one of the nice features of Docker is not needing a VM, except…