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Docker Adds 11 Top Language Stacks to @Docker Hub Registry

Docker, Inc., the company behind the Docker open platform for distributed applications, today announced that it has added the 11 most searched for programming language stacks, including Go, Java, Ruby and Python to Docker Hub Official Repositories. The Docker Hub Official Repository program ensures that users have access to up-to-date, tested, fully-Dockerized versions of common components used in the development of distributed applications.

The curation of these 11 language stacks builds on the success of the Official Repository program, which now accounts for 20 percent of the millions of weekly image downloads from Docker Hub. Whether used as base images for single Docker container applications, or as components of multi-Docker container applications, Official Repository images allow users to build rapidly changing applications composed of multiple, low-footprint Dockerized containers that run consistently on and across any server.

“Dockerized language stacks strengthen the pre-packaged catalog of building blocks freely available to our developers,” said Scott Johnston, SVP of product at Docker. “Developers can instantly assemble applications, while eliminating a sequence of time-consuming workflows previously dedicated to building these stacks.”

In addition to the Official Repositories, Docker has over 36,000 community-contributed “Dockerized” applications available through Docker Hub – up from 13,000 when Docker Hub was launched in June 2014. The nearly three-fold growth in as many months highlights the user demand for leveraging the efforts of their peers in the community to speed time to application delivery.

Simplifying Developer Workflows

Docker Hub provides developers with a central resource to share applications, collaborate with both community and internal workgroups, create new images and automate their software development lifecycle workflows.

“As someone who maintains a complex Ruby project with numerous complex build dependencies, I'm extremely excited about the possibilities that Docker opens up for Rubinius and for developers using our stack,” said Brian Shirai, maintainer of Rubinius. “Docker Hub Official Repos eliminate the frustrating and time-consuming process of getting the Rubinius stack working on all the different packaging systems for different OS distributions and different specialized tools like Ruby Version Manager (RVM).”

Program for Curated Content

The Docker Hub Official Repository program launched in June 2014 at DockerCon. It is designed to provide developers and system administrators with a set of application components that are centrally located and actively maintained by trusted sources, helping to guarantee security and quality for mission critical operations. The success of this program spurred the creation of a formal program for the ecosystem to provide their stacks as Official Repos, and where independent software vendors and other technology partners are responsible for maintaining their own repositories. Submission guidelines detail the acceptance criteria that dictate how stacks may be considered for Official Repos.

“The benefit for our partners is that their customers get access to workflows that allow them to get their stacks into production faster than any other way,” said Nick Stinemates, director of business development at Docker.

The original contributors of the program include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Canonical, CentOS, Clojure, Fedora, Hylang and Nginx.

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:38 PM by David Marshall
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