Considering Docker is a business and initiative that leverages pretty standard technology, its rise has been meteoric, to say the least. Given that Docker’s founder, Solomon Hykes, pretty much stumbled upon the project out of his (eventually to fail) PaaS company dotCloud, it is all the more surprising. But serendipity is alive and well in the tech space, and Docker’s success — both as a project and as a business — is a testimony to that.
So, given that this project is growing like weeds, and given that this week sees Docker hold its annual DockerCon conference in Seattle, it should come as no surprise that the ecosystem announcements are coming thick and fast. Some of these — and the news that Docker itself is announcing — I’ll cover individually, but I thought it worthwhile (if for no other reason than to show how much news there actually is) to do a quick roundup.