Version 1.0 of the Docker application containerization system has been announced. It includes a number of new features; it is also the first version that the developers are willing to put forward as being production-ready. "Second, this milestone signifies Docker’s coming into its own as an open platform for distribution apps. In particular, the community’s use of Docker in such a wide variety of use-cases and apps in every phase of the application lifecycle confirms this. So from today you’ll hear us talk about Docker as a platform, its components being Docker Engine, the container runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud-based service for collaboration, content, and workflow automation."