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Tyler Smith Author • Edited on

Despite my rant in this post, I actually like Docker quite a bit.

At my last job, we had a 40-page server setup document in Google Docs with instructions on how to install all the dependencies the server needed. It was error-prone and disheartening, and onboarding new developers was an absolute nightmare.

Docker could have made that process a lot more smooth. It just takes upfront time and investment, plus a LOT of fiddling. For simpler apps it can be overkill though.