Docker Announces Docker Extensions and Docker Desktop for Linux
May 10, 2022

Docker announced new features and partnerships to increase developer productivity. Specifically, the company announced Docker Extensions which allow developers to discover and add complementary development tools to Docker Desktop.

Docker announced that 14 launch partners have published Docker Extensions, including JFrog, Red Hat, Snyk and VMware.

In addition, the company announced the generally available release of Docker Desktop for Linux, which brings the productivity benefits of Docker Desktop – before today available only to developers using Mac and Windows workstations – to developers using Linux workstations as well.

“The large, complex cloud-native tools landscape presents a challenge for developers, who need the right tool for the right job, right now,” said Docker CEO Scott Johnston. “Docker Extensions enables developers to quickly discover and start using the tools they need for their apps and not waste time searching, downloading, configuring, evaluating, and managing tools.”

Today’s announcements are the most recent result of Docker’s increased investment in product development for application developers. Using Docker, development teams release 13X more frequently, ramp productivity with new technologies in 65% less time, and compress the mean-time-to-remediation (MTTR) of security vulnerabilities by 62%. Docker not only underpins today’s initiatives focused on app modernization and microservices, but it also enables tomorrow’s with its support for serverless, WebAssembly, Web3, and more.

Docker Extensions offer a breadth of familiar experiences that integrate with Docker Desktop so developers can speed up innovation without having to learn new patterns. Docker Extensions are built with the developer experience in mind and include official tools built by Docker and our trusted ecosystem partners, giving you the convenience and flexibility to create workflows that meet individual development needs. And with the Docker Extensions SDK individual developers and partners can unleash their creativity to build entirely new integrations.

Other benefits of Docker Extensions include:

- Improved developer workflow and productivity

- Augmenting and extending the functionality of Docker Desktop

- Familiar experiences with seamless integration

- Speeds innovation

- Customization of the Docker Desktop experience for with the Extensions SDK

Companies that are part of the Docker Extensions program today include:

Ambassador
Anchore
Aqua Security
GOSH
JFrog
Layer5.io
Okteto
Portainer
Red Hat
Snyk
SUSE/Rancher
Tailscale
Uffizzi
VMware

Available now, Docker Desktop for Linux gives developers using Linux desktop environments an identical local development experience to collaborators using Docker Desktop on macOS and Windows, including access to the latest features such as Docker Extensions. Docker Desktop for Linux comes pre-packaged with tools like Docker Compose, the Docker CLI and Kubernetes, simplifying the installation and update process for this tooling. The Docker Desktop for Linux dashboard also makes it easier for developers to perform common Docker actions involving the management of containers, images and volumes. All of this helps to improve developer productivity and collaboration within teams using Docker Desktop.

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