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Monday, August 17 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
The App Container Spec - Jonathan Boulle, CoreOS

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Application containers are taking the Linux community by storm. While some of the underlying technologies and concepts are mature, best practices and the software itself are evolving rapidly and the field is arguably still in its infancy. Nonetheless, 2015 has been declared by some to be the "year of the production-ready container."

The App Container spec project (appc) was announced in late 2014 as an effort to create a common, interoperable and well-defined specification standardizing what "application containers" are. The subsequent months saw the spec being widely adopted and implemented in the industry. This talk will give an overview of the state of the union in the appc world. It will review the history and evolution of the App Container project as it went from just an idea to a solidified specification with a number of production-ready implementations on different platforms.

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Jonathan Boulle

Jonathan Boulle is working on all things containers at CoreOS, driving the App Container specification and development of rkt, the application container runtime. Previously he was one of the lead engineers on fleet, contributed heavily to etcd, and, in a past life, worked on Twitter's cluster management platform based on Aurora and Mesos. He's passionate about Linux, golang, F/OSS, the Oxford comma, and scale.


Monday August 17, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom D