Open source played a significant role in software development over the past decade from containers to microservices, blockchain and serverless. Chris Ferris, chief technology officer of Open Technology at IBM, discusses some of the open source trends from the past decade and what to expect in 2020 and beyond.
The concepts of containers and microservices were merely concepts before 2010, Ferris said. Then Docker launched in 2013, planting the early seeds of the container industry. At the same time, microservices — and the technologies to make them possible — were borne in open source through the Netflix OSS project.