Docker (software)

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Original author(s)Solomon Hykes
Developer(s)Docker, Inc.
Initial releaseMarch 20, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-03-20)
Stable release
25.0.3[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 7 February 2024; 12 days ago (7 February 2024)
Written inGo
Operating systemLinux, Windows, macOS
Platformx86-64, ARM, s390x, ppc64le
TypeOS-level virtualization
LicenseFree / Paid [2]

Docker is a technology that bundles a software program with all of the other software that application needs to run, such as an operating system, third-party software libraries, etc. Software bundled like this is called a container.[3]

The benefit of using Docker to put applications in containers is that they can be run on different kinds of computers (for example, both a laptop and a web server), without the risk of a missing software library or a different operating system causing the application to not work.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Release 25.0.3". 7 February 2024. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  2. "Docker FAQs".
  3. "Docker - easily explained! | Data Basecamp". 2021-11-23. Retrieved 2022-07-15.