This week, we're highlighting some opinions from people with experience working with containers, those app and dependency packages that allow developers to bundle runtime environments into build artifacts. Unlike Virtual Machines (VMs), they don't bring the operating systems (OS) along for the ride, making containers much more lightweight. We've considered using them in some of our projects, and are always interested in hearing more from companies that have gone for it. If you're curious, here are some resources you might learn something from:
- From SiliconANGLE: After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations
- From the GoCardless Blog: From Idea to Reality: Containers in Production at GoCardless (we think this is a great write-up of how decisions around deployment tools were made at one company).
- From The NewStack: How to Run Containers in Production Environments
- From WIRED: Software Containers Are Bringing the Tech Giants Together