Updated on June 20th, 2017 in #docker
It’s no secret by now that Docker is heavily using Alpine as a base image for official Docker images. This movement started near the beginning of 2016.
Small. Simple. Secure. Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
That sounds like it could be interesting, but what does that really mean for you and me, or anyone who uses Docker on a regular basis?
In most other contexts (such as doing laundry), “shrinkage” is a pretty bad thing, but in the world of Docker, you should look forward to it because it means your Docker images will be smaller.