Presented by: Eric Buth, Interactive News Developer, The New York Times
In the New York Times newsroom you’ll find a deeply heterogeneous technology environment that exists – by necessity – outside of the larger, more well-defined development pipelines of the rest of the organization. On the Interactive News team, part of our mission is providing a reliable path to production for designers/developers/reporters who need to be able to make their own technology choices on what can be extremely tight deadlines.
Containerization is becoming increasingly important to these efforts, and we’re ready to share our experience working with Docker and crafting complementary orchestration, communication, and organization solutions.
Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.
Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run consistently on and between virtually any server. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop will run at scale, in production*, on VMs, bare-metal servers, OpenStack clusters, public instances, or combinations of the above.