The use of Docker as an application container management system has become standard practice for developers and systems engineers in the space of just two years. Some like to say that haven’t seen such a technological advance since OpenSSH. Docker is now a major player and is widely used in cloud systems architectures. But more than just that: Docker knows how to win developers over.
Let's take a look at an overview of what we’ve done with Docker, as well as an assessment of the future and of the competition that is appearing on the horizon.
Web architect Cleaver Barnes makes websites do interesting and useful things, which is to say he focuses on the code more than the visuals. His first major use of open source was Linux in the mid-'90s. It allowed him to do things that weren't possible in Windows at the time. Since then he has worked building web apps with Java J2EE and other technologies.
But the open source operating system Linux, with its kumbaya open-source development cycle - where anyone can use it for free, make changes and submit those changes to the group to be included in the main project - has also always attracted teens.
Business Insider recently interviewed two teens who were doing such cool work on the open source operating system that they came to the attention of the Linux Foundation, who told us about them.
Open source licensing is important to GitHub in two ways: First, as the host of the world's largest collection of code, we have a unique opportunity—and arguably an obligation based on that opportunity—to do what we can to support the open source community, and that obviously includes open source licensing. Second, as a company built on open source, it's important that the open source code we depend on and the code we contribute to the open source community are both properly licensed so that others can use it. After all, that's the point of open source.
While Red Hat, Inc. has its own public Cloud strategy, it also plays well with others, according to Jason Nash, director of Next Gen Architectures at Sirius Computer Systems, Inc.
“Red Hat says: ‘Run this on whatever you want to run it on,'” Nash told theCUBE at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass.
“People like that level of choice,” added Nash. “Red Hat has an advantage because a lot of times they’ll make it easy before the community makes it easy, and it’s what a lot of customers want.”
The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.
Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.
Gaining entry to the open-source community can seem daunting to customers unfamiliar with the territory. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said that might be because they don’t understand that it isn’t just one large community, but several different ones.
“There are thousands of open-source communities, and the each have their own culture. They each have their own norms, ways of working, you know, personalities. And breaking in isn’t easy,” Whitehurst said.
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Sell-side Wall Street analysts are anticipating Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) will post a current quarter earnings per share of $0.29. This figure is based on the combined estimates of the analysts that cover the company. For the period ending on 2015-05-31 the company reported earnings per share of $0.31. Based on the latest public information, the firm is slated to next report earnings on or around 2015-09-17.
I’m the current Debian Project Leader—which is a very impressive title that boils down to being a figurehead for the Debian project.
I first started getting involved with Debian in 2003, and have wended my way through various roles in the project, from designing t-shirts to being the Release Manager for the last three releases, Lenny, Squeeze and Wheezy.
In my day job, I’m the engineering manager for Collabora, an open source software consultancy which is fairly similar—basically making sure that all the engineers are happy and helping unblock any problems that come along.