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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

I started using docker because I wanted to use PHP 7.0 but my os repos were stuck on php 5.6, Now I am using docker because I want to use PHP 8.0 but my current os (Solus) prefer last LTS i.e PHP 7.4.

Docker also fueled my distro-hopping days, I moved all my node, php, java projects to docker and it didn't matter which os I am on. It also helped improve team project.

Unfortunately, so far I have only used docker for local development, I haven't used docker for production, deployment. So my skills and knowledge with dockers are pretty low.

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

Another weird hobby that docker fueled was during lockdown, when I suddenly had urge to learn ancient languages, I learned Cobol, Pascal with docker. My os repository didn't have them. I was able to find exact version which was used in tutorials.