Docker & Rocker

The current talk of the town, seems to be a virtualization method for applications which is called Docker which is (was) based on Linux containers, but can now also be used with virtual machines like VirtualBox to run on Mac OS and Windows OS with minimal performance loss.

The docker approach has also been applied to R-base, R-base-devel and RStudio (called Rocker on GitHub) which means that a virtualized application can be run _identically_ on different operating systems, making it a great tool for software deployment.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to work locally, but still use the same application instance as on other systems and the same your colleagues and friends use …?