Docker, the open source software that helps app developers by offering a way to test and run them in a container system, has announced it has made its Windows version generally available, ditching its previous beta label.
- Faster and more reliable – native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system. (No more VirtualBox!)
- Improved Docker tools integration – all the Docker tools you need to develop locally are bundled in the app.
- Improved development flow – Volume mounting for your code and data, and easy access to running containers on the localhost network. In-container debugging with supported IDEs also help you live debug projects, and iterate code quicker with less effort.
- Enterprise network support that lets Docker for Mac and Windows work easily with VPNs.
- All the new features available in Docker Engine 1.12.
- Automatic updates, with different channels for stable and beta.
While the Windows version has officially launched, Docker is also keeping a beta channel active as well, so users can try out new features and bug fixes before they are made available to users in the stable Windows channel.