Docker’s Solomon Hykes: If Tools Aren’t Accessible, Our Industry Has Failed


For Solomon Hykes, founder and CEO of Docker, IT plumbing functions best if it is worked on by the entire community of its users, with developers modifying it however they wish and submitting the results back to the repository. 

In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, The New Stack founder Alex Williams spoke with Hykes to hear his thoughts on cluster management when working at scale, orchestration, and how Docker is helping improve the open source community.

Hykes explains that there are a variety of projects currently ongoing which aim to make programming more accessible while Docker is hoping to make the tools used to create new things accessible as well. “To program, you need tools. If these tools are not designed to be accessible and useful to programmers of all levels of expertise and specialization, then as an industry we failed,” Hykes said.

Read more at The New Stack.