Docker is an open-source platform that automates deployment and development life cycles with OS-level virtualization. These virtualization are called containers and contain application specific operating system, software and configurations that are built on deployment. Containers are encapsulated and work across systems, be it in local development or on production servers, they run anywhere. Docker provides a Community Edition (CE) and an Enterprise Edition (EE) and can be used for personal and enterprise level projects alike.
- Get a head start on your coding by leveraging Docker images to efficiently develop your own unique applications on Windows and Mac. Create your multi-container application using Docker Compose.
- Integrate with your favorite tools throughout your development pipeline - Docker works with all development tools you use including VS Code, CircleCI and GitHub.
- Package applications as portable container images to run in any environment consistently from on-premises Kubernetes to AWS ECS, Azure ACI, Google GKE and more.
- Leverage Docker Trusted Content, including Docker Official Images and images from Docker Verified Publishers from the Docker Hub repository.
- Innovate by collaborating with team members and other developers and by easily publishing images to Docker Hub.
- Personalize developer access to images with roles based access control and get insights into activity history with Docker Hub Audit Logs.
- Deliver multiple applications hassle free and have them run the same way on all your environments including design, testing, staging and production - desktop or cloud-native.
- Deploy your applications in separate containers independently and in different languages. Reduce the risk of conflict between languages, libraries or frameworks.
- Speed development with the simplicity of Docker Compose CLI and with one command, launch your applications locally and on the cloud with AWS ECS and Azure ACI.