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Discussion on: One does not "just containerize" an app

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Joe Honton

Thanks for being brave enough to put this out there Tyler. I hope other developers take courage from this and honestly assess their tool chain this way. It seems that there's a heavy dose of evangelism that surrounds everybody's favorite tech stack, when of course, in reality, there's often just as many demerits as merits.

My approach to new tools, protocols, languages, frameworks, etc. is to begin with the simplest of questions: what problem does it solve, and do I have that problem?

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Tyler Smith Author

Thanks for reading, Joe! I'm always happy to share my experiences. I agree that there's a heavy dose of evangelism around toolchains.

I'm personally a big fan of Docker. However, I honestly never heard any concrete examples of downsides to Docker. I'd just occasionally hear "it can be complicated."

My hope is that posts like this can surface what kinds of concrete challenges developers may run into when they start containerizing their applications.