Rocket and the application container spec

It’s no secret: application containers have seen an enormous surge in interest and popularity over the past year or two.

While Docker has been one driver of this trend, there are other contenders as well. Perhaps chief among them is Rocket. To learn more about Rocket, and the Application Container spec which underlies is, we caught up with Jonathan Boulle. Boulle is an engineer at CoreOS who is leading the development of Rocket and doing a lot of the coordination work around the App Container spec. Before working at CoreOS, Boulle worked on a similar project at Twitter that never quite saw the light of day, but was able to apply some of the ideas and experiences to his current work on Rocket.