Docker Extensions Preview

Have you ever found that you had too many developer tools to integrate together? At the Docker Community All Hands on March 31, 2022, Docker will preview a new beta feature, Docker Extensions. Using an SDK, both partners and the community can build new functionality into Docker Desktop, extend its existing capabilities, and integrate additional developer tools. Docker published extensions will be available with a single click installation through the Extensions Marketplace directly in Docker Desktop. 


Why Use Docker Extensions

It’s common to use lots of tools to do your job as a developer. And we know that you’re always on a lookout for new tools that help you code, debug and deploy quicker. With Docker Extensions, we want to make this process easier and integrate your favorite tools right inside the one you’re already using. We also know that there are hundreds, if not thousands of different tools available to you, so with our Marketplace we aim to eliminate some of the guesswork and highlight those that work well with Docker and your other tools of choice.

Why Build Docker Extensions

You can code, so why not use that skill to improve one of the tools you or your team uses? In addition to releasing a number of Docker and partner built Extensions, we’ll also release the SDK, in beta, to all developers. With the SDK, you’ll be able to simplify your team’s workflows by creating new automations that integrate your own tools and external tools into Docker Desktop. We can’t wait to see what new and exciting things you build!


How do I learn more

If you’d like to learn more about Docker Extensions, your first opportunity will be at our Community All Hands on March 31. We will also be doing a closed beta with members of our Developer Preview Program in April. We plan to release Docker Extensions and the SDK in May ‘22 as a beta feature.