CircleCI has announced support for Continuous Delivery using Docker containers. The Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery company reminds us that application containers have emerged as an (arguably) essential solution for developers to provide a more flexible way to build and deploy applications.
The firm says that its support for Docker containers allows developers to build and deploy containers as part of the Continuous Delivery workflow, letting them ship software faster and far more easily at scale.
"Docker is exciting," said Paul Biggar, cofounder and CEO of CircleCI. "Development speed is critical in today's competitive development landscape, and maintaining this speed is difficult as apps grow larger and more complex. By deploying via Docker on CircleCI, our customers can deploy more resilient apps with a higher velocity."
Automating software delivery using CircleCI is (if all the cogs and processes connect correctly) a process that should give developers speedier productivity and better software quality.
"CircleCI's fast, scalable Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery service frees developers from building and maintaining their own infrastructure and allows them to focus on their core product," said Biggar.
Docker containers let programmers remove almost all of the variables that differ between test and production environments. You can specify everything from your Linux distro to what executables run at startup in a Dockerfile, build all of that information into a Docker image, test it, and deploy the exact same image byte-for-byte to production — you can now run this entire process on CircleCI.