For some of us, “computing” means reading Twitter, checking email, and playing games. On the other end of the spectrum are the IT professionals who spend their work life building websites, business apps, and even Internet of Things solutions and next generation Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications. Still, there are some who are somewhere in the middle, interested in what’s going on in a computing world beyond Twitter, but not quite sure what all the fuss about IoT, AI, Machine Learning, and containers really means.
One of the members of the Windows Insider team, Brandon LeBlanc, has started an occasional series called “Windows Internals,” where he highlights Microsoft posts on subjects that aren’t quite mainstream, but still could be interesting to Windows Insiders looking to learn more about the computing world around them. In the latest in his series, LeBlanc focuses on containers, which he defines as “virtualized “boxes” that allow app developers to easily port their apps to different platforms.” These containers, well, contain everything an app needs to run, including dependencies, libraries, binaries, etc., making it easier to develop and maintain apps. LeBlanc then links to a couple of Microsoft posts on how to learn more.
The internet is great at throwing phrases around, kind of just assuming that everyone knows what they mean, and it’s difficult sometimes to “crack the code.” We applaud the Windows Insider team for giving computer novices a place to go to begin to learn more. Check out Windows Internals, and keep up the good work, Brandon!Further reading: Windows Insiders, Windows Internals