Buildah 1.0: Linux Container Construction Made Easy


The good news about containers, such as Docker‘s, is they make it easy to deploy applications, and you can run far more of them on a server than you can on a virtual machine. The bad news is that putting an application into a container can be difficult. That’s where Buildah comes in.

Buildah is a newly released shell program for efficiently and quickly building Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Dockercompliant images and containers. Buildah simplifies the process of creating, building, and updating images while decreasing the learning curve of the container environment. Better still, for those interested in continuous integration (CI), it’s easily scriptable and can be used in an environment where one needs to spin up containers automatically based on application calls. 

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