Re: Containers + DevOps
It is true that DevOps is changing the way we look at pretty much everything. In a way, it's like a lot of new methodologies: "agile", BYOD, etc. It's not about adding something new, it's about taking down barriers and letting people do their jobs the way they've always wanted. Seems simple enough, but it took as a while to get there in terms of security policies and business, and as you point out, it comes with some headaches of it's own. There is a reason many businesses are apprehensive about these policies, but I think the benefits are starting to far outweigh any downsides.
Containers seem like a great solution for developers wanting things just how they like them, and it's not something I'm too read up on. Thanks for the primer! It's good to see some disclosure too - the full version of the article on Dr. Dobb's (a good read!) notes that it's not 'all sunshine and rainbows' with containers. That's kind of a rarity in the IT-hype blogosphere. To be honest, this sounds a little heady for my software dev needs, but I'll be sure to pass it on!