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Containers in Software Development : A Systematic Mapping Study (2019)


Koskinen, Mikael; Mikkonen, Tommi; Abrahamsson, Pekka (2019). Containers in Software Development : A Systematic Mapping Study. In Franch, Xavier; Männistö, Tomi; Martínez-Fernández, Silverio (Eds.) PROFES 2019 : Product-Focused Software Process Improvement : 20th International Conference, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11915. Cham: Springer, 176-191. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35333-9_13


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All authors or editors: Koskinen, Mikael; Mikkonen, Tommi; Abrahamsson, Pekka
Parent publication: PROFES 2019 : Product-Focused Software Process Improvement : 20th International Conference, Proceedings
Parent publication editors: Franch, Xavier; Männistö, Tomi; Martínez-Fernández, Silverio
Place and date of conference: Barcelona, Spain, 27.-29.11.2019
ISBN: 978-3-030-35332-2
eISBN: 978-3-030-35333-9
Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN: 0302-9743
eISSN: 1611-3349
Publication year: 2019
Number in series: 11915
Pages range: 176-191
Number of pages in the book: 571
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Cham
Publication country: Switzerland
Publication language: English
Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available
Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67310


Abstract

Over the past decade, continuous software development has become a common place in the field of software engineering. Containers like Docker are a lightweight solution that developers can use to deploy and manage applications. Containers are used to build both component-based architectures and microservice architectures. Still, practitioners often view containers only as way to lower resource requirements compared to virtual machines. In this paper, we conducted a systematic mapping study to find information on what is known of how containers are used in software development. 56 primary studies were selected into this paper and they were categorized and mapped to identify the gaps in the current research. Based on the results containers are most often discussed in the context of cloud computing, performance and DevOps. We find that what is currently missing is more deeply focused research.

Free keywords: containers; software engineering; systematic mapping studies


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