Docker’s developer tools are a set of Docker CLI plugins that make it easier than ever to build, test, and share containerized applications and microservices. Extending the functionality of Docker Engine, Compose and other core Docker APIs, these developer tools enhance collaboration, simplify how you manage Docker Apps, images and registries, and help you hand-off your finished code to CI/CD tools and your operations team. Docker’s development tools augment your normal code-build-test cycles and integrate directly with your preferred development environment.
A specification for developer-centric application definition used in Cloud Native Applications.
Currently used by millions of developers and with over 650,000 Compose files on GitHub, Compose has been widely embraced by developers because it is a simple cloud and platform-agnostic way of defining multi-container based applications. Compose dramatically simplifies the code to cloud process and toolchain for developers by allowing them to define a complex stack in a single file and run it with a single command. This eliminates the need to build and start every container manually, saving development teams valuable time. For more about the Compose Specification, visit: www.compose-spec.io.
Docker’s developer tools extend the Docker platform to accelerate the building of containerized applications both existing and new. These tools are fully-integrated with Docker Desktop and registry tools to enable you to build, share and run the same applications everywhere.
Docker developer tools give you the freedom to work with your preferred tools, application stacks, and deployment environments for each project.
Developers should not need to be Docker or Kubernetes experts to do their job. Docker developer tools make it easy to get up and running in minutes, even if you have never seen a single Dockerfile and have no time to learn it.
Docker Build is at the core of what makes Docker so popular. Easily create and share portable Docker container images using open standards. Create images for multiple CPU and OS architectures and share them in your private registry or on Docker Hub.
Docker Context makes it easy to switch between multiple Docker and Kubernetes environments. Go from your workstation environment to test, staging, and production with a simple command instead of remembering complicated connection strings.
Easily build Docker images with Docker Desktop and store them in Docker Hub. A single UI view in Docker Desktop to view images stored in multiple Docker Hub repositories. Configure a complete CI/CD container workflow with automated builds and actions triggered after each successful push to the Docker Hub registry.
Developer productivity tools and a local Kubernetes environment
Cloud-based application registry and development team collaboration services.