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By developing in Docker containers, we are able to deploy apps and back end code in a way that remembers the environment config. This saves time in the development process.
Once we’ve written the code for your application and selected the software, we’ll wrap everything up into a container. After years of testing out different software, we’ve settled on Docker. This container suits a range of applications, and we trust it to do what we need it to for your apps. Docker also has many other great tools we can use to get your application deployed quickly and easily, making it an ideal last step.
Wraps Your System Inside a Container
When we talk about a container, we refer to software that groups all of your code and dependencies (like your server and database) into separate containers. Rather than having one, fully-connected system, you now have a barrier between different processes, and each one has its own environment. This has a wide range of benefits, including helping your application run quickly across computing environments. It’s also more secure; if there’s malware in your system, it will be isolated to the container it’s affecting. You can remove that container, and the rest of your system will be untouched. When we develop applications, we always use Docker to create a neat system that’s easier to maintain and run.
Simplify Environment Setup
Docker makes creating your application environment a lot simpler. Using a CLI-based workflow, we can build, run, and deploy your application with ease, ensuring you can put your application out into the world as soon as possible. To put it simply, our workflow is better with Docker.
Any software that we use in your applications has to be supported across platforms, and Docker is no different. Docker was first available on Linux but has since expanded and now has cross-platform capabilities. Their systems work with a range of platforms, including Windows and Mac, ensuring that your application runs smoothly no matter what it’s being browsed on.
Compatible with Cloud Service Providers
We use a range of cloud service providers when building web and mobile applications. Just like with platforms, our software needs to be compatible with these to work reliably and efficiently. Docker is compatible with all popular cloud service providers we use, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This gives us more flexibility when designing your application and helps you be more flexible in the future, letting you swap your cloud services if you ever need to.
Create Scalable Docker Swarms
The purpose of Docker is to help developers create container environments for their applications. There’s also Docker Swarm, which runs on top of Docker. We use this to manage many different containers that have been deployed across different machines. If you need a larger container ecosystem or a super scalable system, we’ll create Docker Swarms to make management easier. We can perform cross-machine docker networking, simplify maintenance, and cluster your containers, creating a more efficient system.
Speed Up Deployment Process
When we work on projects set up with Docker, we don’t have to worry about creating the right local environment setup. Instead, we pull down the Docker instance, it spins up its virtual machine, and the environments are automatically created. In the development process, this saves a substantial amount of time. We can also push Docker instances off our servers, and it deploys the environments with the correct settings almost instantly. This means that we can skip setting up individual server configuration for every place the code will live, again speeding up the development and deployment processes significantly.
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