Richard Bucker

Docker Is Dead to Me

Posted at — May 6, 2020

I was once a docker fanboy and now I’m recovering. Don’t get me wrong docker and it’s descendents is awesome but complicated, expensive, risky, dependent, pushes devops around, ready for attack.

I’ve mentioned this before but have you seen the adverts for COBOL programmers? It’s not enough to know the cobol syntax you have to know that and JCL and the OS under that and even the “system”. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about then stop reading and go back to Windows C++ programming as it’s safer.

For the rest of you here’s what you need to know:

So the thing is… it’s not as simple as just running an app on a machine. And in most cases unless you embrass the entire environment the entire environment will run you over.