Oracle has launched three new open source tools designed to help developers use containers. They include the Smith secure container builder, Crashcart container debugging tool and the Railcar container runtime.
The company developed the tools for its own internal use. “In order to be comfortable with using containers in production we had to make some changes to our container build process,” Oracle cloud development architect Vish (Ishaya) Abrams wrote. “After analyzing some of the problems with our process, we developed a method for building and running containers that dramatically improved their stability and security for our environment.”
Oracle’s cloud computing service includes a container-based offering.