What’s behind the rise and rise of containers?

Shipping containers.

The development and success of open source application container technologies - particularly Docker and Kubernetes - are having a transformational effect on application development across today’s software-centric organisations. Key to their success is the inherent flexibility and efficiency they add to the process of developing software applications.

Among their many benefits, application containers are not only lightweight but offer extremely rapid provisioning, often in...

Gitpod adds support for VS Code and expands features after raising $13M

Open-source developer platform Gitpod has announced a slew of enhancements after raising $13 million in venture capital funding.

The platform – which is used by over 350k global developers – aims to streamline workflows by providing prebuilt, collaborative browser-based development environments.

Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk, commented:

"While developers have a wealth of tools at their fingertips, integrating them all together and...