About John Mark Walker

Open Source Ecosystems dude for Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team. Worked on SourceForge back in the day.

Announcing the Nulecule Specification for Composite Applications

UPDATE: Nulecule and Atomic App are discontinued.

Those of us in Project Atomic have been creating a platform-neutral specification, called Nulecule (noo-le-kyul), to help developers and admins build and launch composite, multi-container applications. You’ll find an excellent description of the problem and our solution at the RHEL Blog.

We’ve also created Atomic App as a way to run these applications using the Nulecule spec. If you just want to dive in and do stuff, just follow those links and go crazy. Read on for more.

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El-Deko - Why Containers Are Worth the Hype

Video above from Kubernetes 1.0 Launch event at OSCON

In the above video, I attempted to put Red Hat’s container efforts into a bit of context, especially with respect to our history of Linux platform development. Having now watched the above video (they forced me to watch!) I thought it would be good to expound on what I discussed in the video.

Admit it, you’ve read one of the umpteen millions of articles breathlessly talking about the new Docker/Kubernetes/Flannel/CoreOS/whatever hotness and thought to yourself, Wow, is this stuff overhyped. There is some truth to that knee-jerk reaction, and the buzzworthiness of all things container-related should give one pause - It’s turt^H^H^H^Hcontainers all the way down!

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