Docker

Your key to efficient application delivery and management. Find out how we use Docker in our company to achieve greater flexibility, security and scalability. Discover our best practices and case studies related to Docker.

What is Docker?

Docker is a containerization platform that has changed the way we deliver and manage applications. Docker containers are isolated environments that contain the entire application and its dependencies, which allows you to package the application once and move it between different environments without having to change the code. This solution is unique because of its portability and flexibility. However, what makes Docker so special?

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Docker allows you to package your application once and move it between different environments. This means that you can run your applications on your laptop, cloud server or local data center, and the application will work identically everywhere. With Docker, you can deploy applications in no time. It's just as easy to scale your app up or down, so you can adjust resources to your workload in real time. Each Docker container is isolated from the others, which means applications do not affect each other. This ensures security and stability as conflicts between applications are virtually eliminated.

The main advantages of Docker


Flexibility and Portability

Docker allows you to package an application and all its dependencies into a unit called a container. Containers are portable and can run on a variety of platforms and environments, such as Linux and Windows, and public and private clouds. This means that the application works identically regardless of where it is launched. This makes it much easier to move your app between development, test, and production environments.

Support for Microservices and Containerization of Monolithic Applications

Docker is an ideal tool for implementing microservices that allow you to break down your application into smaller, independent parts. However, Docker can also be used to containerize monolithic applications, which makes it easier to manage and scale large applications in a modular way.

Scalability to Dimension

Docker allows you to easily scale your application depending on the load. You can start and stop containers in real time, adapting resources to the needs of the application. This means you can save on infrastructure costs by scaling resources only when needed, resulting in greater efficiency and cost savings.

Isolation and Application Security

Docker provides application isolation in containers, which means that each application runs in its own isolated environment. This eliminates potential conflicts between applications and minimizes security risks. Docker containers are separated from each other, which means that any failure of one application does not negatively affect the rest of the system.

Speed and Efficiency of Implementations

Docker speeds up the application deployment process. By packaging the application and its dependencies once in a container, the time needed to configure the environment and troubleshoot dependencies is significantly reduced. Developers can quickly build and test applications locally and then move them to production servers in a highly efficient manner.

Easy Setup and Management

Docker allows you to define application configuration in Dockerfiles. This means that all configuration is kept in the application code, making it easier to manage and track configuration changes. Docker Compose, a tool for defining multi-container applications, allows you to create complex development environments with several containers with one command.

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  • If you only know the need or problem to be addressed by the software, are you able to help?

    Our primary goal is not so much to provide software, but to actually address the needs and solve problems of our customers. Before we start creating a vision of the software's functionality together, we will conduct a deep analysis to reveal the needs. We will then prioritize them based on business values. We will also look for paths to optimize the operation of your business processes, not only from the perspective of the software itself.

  • I am afraid of problems when creating software resulting from my lack of substantive knowledge about this process. Is it right?

    For us, the key value in working with non-technology-savvy clients is to bring them as close to technology as possible. That's why we devote a lot of time and attention to carefully explaining each stage of the software development process. We also provide advice so that design decisions are fully conscious and based on understandable values.

  • I don't know how to manage the budget for software development. What to do?

    Many clients are afraid of disclosing the budget at the early stage of the project, believing that it will negatively affect the valuation of the project. This is the most common mistake and cause of frustration in the software development process. Really defining the budget allows you to look at functional needs from many perspectives. Being aware of the limited budget, we can look for more economical solutions that may not be fully satisfactory, but at this stage they will address the needs and will be sufficient. As the business value of the entire project increases, these areas may be developed, but this does not have to happen immediately. There are several proven solutions that allow for controlled budget management - we will present them and help you with this task as soon as we get to know each other.

  • Will software development using the agile methodology cause delays, blurred goals and increased costs?

    This is one of the most common concerns that arises at the early stage of talks about implementing a new project. In short: no. An agile approach to a project does not preclude setting clear goals and points on the timeline that are to be achieved. However, frequent and small design iterations allow you to obtain the desired functionalities faster with a reduced budget. The combination of lean development with continuous validation of requirements and assumptions perfectly verifies the previous needs analysis. In fact, the analysis progresses with the development of the project and naturally optimizes its scope by limiting unnecessary steps.

  • How do I know if you are technologically capable of working on my project?

    If our portfolio is not enough of an argument, we will be happy to present technological possibilities and talk about the challenges we have encountered over the years of working on other projects and how we found solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.

  • What should our communication look like during the project?

    In communication with clients, we focus primarily on honesty, openness and transparency. This allows you to avoid understatements while building lasting, mutual trust.

  • How can we manage the project schedule so that it doesn't stretch over time?

    We look at each project on two scales - micro and macro. On a macro scale, we define milestones for modules and functional areas that we want to achieve in specific order and points on the project timeline. On a micro scale, we manage tasks in iterations no longer than 2 weeks, so we have full control over the implementation stage and can dynamically respond to emerging threats by e.g. increasing internal resources.

  • What if my users don't want to use the software we created together, or don't do it as intended?

    Implementation is not the last stage of the software development cycle at aveneo. We help with user training and training. We are the best partner for this because we know all the design assumptions and full mechanics of the delivered solution. This will guarantee satisfaction and understanding of the solution, and will also allow you to collect conclusions from users regarding potential optimizations and new functionalities.

  • How to reconcile the many different roles of software users without internal contradictions?

    For large projects, it is difficult to bring all stakeholders together at every meeting. It is completely natural for different departments to have mutually exclusive expectations. Our role is to collect all the needs and design a solution that will take into account all business processes and reconcile those that stand in opposition to each other into a coherent and logical whole.

  • I have serious concerns about whether the project will ultimately succeed. How to deal with it?

    This is completely normal! Every investment carries some risk. Depending on the source of the concern, additional levels of security should be implemented. For our part, we will try to find tools that will help you get rid of stress and guarantee the success of the project. For example, if concerns concern the functional scope, we suggest identifying the most valuable functionalities and building a small section of the software, and then validating the assumptions and checking in a real environment whether the solution is satisfactory.