Docker — What is it good for?

Greg L. Turnquist
2 min readDec 23, 2023

Docker is one of most useful technologies to befall continuous integration. Containers empower you to define precisely what tools are available in every stage of your CI pipeline without battling CI configuration stuff.

Consider this: in the olden days, if you wanted a new version of Java, you had to enlist your sys admin to install it into your CI tools. With Docker, you just update the container! (Or bake a new one.)

--

--

Greg L. Turnquist

Sr. Staff Technical Content Engineer at CockroachDB • YouTube Content Creator at https://youtube.com/@ProCoderIO • Best-Selling Author • Coffee Lover