Docker Announced Three New Products at DockerCon

Docker Inc. announced three new products at DockerCon — Docker Scout, next-generation Docker Build, and Docker Debug. Designed for development teams, the products combine the responsiveness and convenience of local development with the on-demand resources, connectedness, and collaboration of the cloud. Docker Scout is generally available; the other two products are available in public beta.

“The cloud offers many potential benefits for development teams, but most ‘inner-loop’ solutions require a complete change in tools and workflows — and very few developers want to ship their entire laptop to the cloud,” said Docker CEO Scott Johnston. “The new products we announced today meet development teams where they are with ‘just enough cloud,’ seamlessly blurring the boundaries between local and remote development. In doing so, we’re enabling these teams to accelerate their delivery of secure applications critical to their businesses.”

The new products bring the power of the cloud to a development team’s “inner-loop” code-build-test-debug process:

  • Docker Scout GA. Today, the multiple tools, processes, and people involved in the software supply chain require too much context switching for the developer. Moreover, it is often unclear to the developer what steps they can take to improve software quality. Complementing Docker’s existing trusted content, build automation, and SBOM tools, Docker Scout adds relevant insights, policy evaluation, and contextual remediation, all while meeting developers where they work via integrations with Sysdig, JFrog Artifactory, AWS ECR, BastionZero, GitHub, GitLab, CircleCI, and Jenkins.
  • Next-generation Docker Build. Development teams can waste as much as an hour per day per team member waiting for their image builds to finish. To address this, next-generation Docker Build speeds up builds by as much as 39 times by automatically taking advantage of large, on-demand cloud-based servers and team-wide build caching.
  • Docker Debug. Developers can spend as much as 60% of their time debugging their application. But much of that time is taken by sorting and configuring tools and set-up instead of actual debugging. Docker Debug provides a language-independent, integrated toolbox for debugging local and remote containerized apps, enabling developers to find and solve problems faster.

These products complement existing Docker products, including Docker Desktop, Private Repos for development team collaboration, and Docker Hub, a marketplace for discovering and distributing trusted content from the open source community and commercial independent software vendors.

The products launched continue Docker’s leadership role in providing tools, content, and services for development teams to quickly build, share, and run secure applications. These products are based on open source and open standards built together with our developer community — collaboration that dates back to the open source debut of the Docker Engine in March 2013. These open source projects and standards are governed by the CNCF, the Linux Foundation, and others, and include containerd, the Moby project (Docker Engine), BuildKit, Compose, and many others.

Supporting Quotes

Stewart Powell, Engineering Manager, JW Player
“With a single click of a button in Docker Hub, we enabled comprehensive image analysis and software supply chain management on Docker Scout for our development teams with no changes to existing workflows, saving countless hours of time, and providing an immediate return on investment.”

Larry Carvalho, Principal Consultant, RobustCloud
“Enhancing developer productivity has been the holy grail of the software industry for years, but many efforts to do so — for example, by automating the development process — have severely underdelivered. By combining the power of the cloud with local development environments, these new offerings from Docker can potentially solve the festering pain points of software engineers. Delivering productivity improvements across the ‘inner loop’ accelerates the development lifecycle of next-generation innovative solutions.”

To learn more information, visit the Docker website HERE and to get started, download the latest version of Docker Desktop HERE.

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