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 that you do need one unless you're on Linux already. I'm still interested in Docker, but I don't think it's ready for most of us that just want an easy and reliable local install.
Gary Pendergast announced a “baby step” toward a better contributor experience in WordPress Core. Custom Docker images are now available for running WordPress on PHP versions 5.2 to 7.3. These images aren’t intended for hosting Docker-based WordPress sites but instead should be used to create a local development environment for WordPress.
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.
WPDocker‘s aim is SaaSified WordPress deployment via Docker, from former CyberChimps (maintainer of the popular Responsive theme) owner Trent Lapinski. Trent says the future of WordPress is containers, which is a reasonable position for someone with a service for providing Docker containers.
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.
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 • the SpinupWP community • Dollie 2.0 • rtCamp’s Easy Engine now with full custom Docker-Compose support • Metorik • Iconic • Do the Woo • Simple Ajax Chat Pro
If you’re a developer and wanted to get into Docker, this post on Codeable goes deep into what it is and how you can get started with it. I’ve been looking for a really in-depth Docker post that’s WordPress specific, and Tomaž Zaman does an excellent job.