Getting started with Docker - Creating an R Shiny app container as an use-case

Docking or containerization is a new method of distribute a software/tool. Beside providing only the source code for installing, we give the users the so-called container, which contains the whole environment to run the program, including the tool and its dependencies with the exact version and all the needed configurations. By delivering such a “container”, users are always able to “reuse” the tool and reproduce the results as we did.