Docker (software)

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Original author(s)Solomon Hykes
Developer(s)Docker, Inc.
Initial releaseMarch 20, 2013; 9 years ago (2013-03-20)
Stable release
20.10.23[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 January 2023; 4 days ago (20 January 2023)
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. "v20.10.23". 20 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  2. "Docker FAQs".
  3. "Docker - easily explained! | Data Basecamp". 2021-11-23. Retrieved 2022-07-15.