Thanks to Ugur Ceylan for the base image! CC BY 2.0
What’s with the Docker community’s love affair with Alpine Linux? Tiny containers means more compute resources left over for actual… computing! Alpine Linux is particularly tiny. It says so, right on the tin: “Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based.”
Do you like saving money? I like saving money. Better resource utilization means happy bank accounts.
Let’s take a closer look at Alpine Linux on Docker. Heck, while we’re at it let’s build our own image.