Docker saves the day
We've done a t-shirt for containers users. There are countless memes going around regarding containers. From the classical, "It runs on my machine; But we're not gonna ship your machine" to various different kinds. All we can say that docker has changed the way we think about deploying code. We've went from custom bash setup scripts to a standardised way of setting up our apps, getting them ready for production environments. In a way Docker saved the day.
We hope that you'll enjoy our illustrated fan tribute tee to Docker 😛
The days before docker
Before there was docker we used to run various shell scripts in order to install needed dependencies for our app. Dockers first open source version was published in 2013, but to be fair it didn't gain the wide-spread adoption till around 2016. Docker was truly revolutionary for its time. Due to its virtualisation layers it was able to spin up containers in just a couple of seconds. Thats extremely fast if you compare it with some tool like vmware which takes a couple of minutes to spin up and complete boot of a linux host. Even though there are some differences between docker and vmware, it turns out docker is a tool which fits into most engineers use-cases, making a ton of die-hard fans of its tool. For most us, Docker simply saved the day. Made us its configurations. Made us follow proper convetions. And greatly simplified our lives.
Did you know
Docker is a for-profit company. In 2019 things didn't look very bright for Docker. Even though it had amazing tool everybody was using they weren't profitable. They had a plan to capitalise on and were building a docker-swarm. Their cloud offering of Docker containers orchestration. But because they were slow in getting to the market open source and free to use tool Kubernetes took off, gaining mainstream adoption, and completely messing up Docker's plans. At the time it caused Docker to downsize, retaining only half of its size. But luckily for us, since then it has manged to diversify their sources of income by pushing their image repository hosting service hub.docker.com. A lesson to learn here is that even when things are rough we should all strive and work hard to bounce back.