Run containers on your Mac with Lima

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/apple

Our great sponsors
  • SonarQube - Static code analysis for 29 languages.
  • Scout APM - Less time debugging, more time building
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
  • lima

    Linux virtual machines, typically on macOS, for running containerd

    I can't believe someone would write an article like this without addressing if this software is compatible with M1 macs. Turns out, to my surprise, that it is. I haven't tested it, but that's very interesting.

  • docker-node

    Official Docker Image for Node.js :whale: :turtle: :rocket:

    Security via isolation isn't really the main benefit of containers though. The reason why the node docker container has over a billion downloads isn't because people fear the security implications of installing and running node directly.

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • distribution-spec

    OCI Distribution Specification

    Many of the things you mention there are actually not provided by Docker. The clear and well defined format is OCI, which stands for “Open Container Initiative” (Docker was a founding member, but they aren’t the only one). The underlying runtime for containers that Docker uses is containerd which is an open source product. Docker provides… Docker Hub, and a client app. Docker certainly isn’t the only option, there’s also Kubernetes, Podman, or even just (shudder) containerd itself. Heck, you could write your own.

  • containerd

    An open and reliable container runtime

    Many of the things you mention there are actually not provided by Docker. The clear and well defined format is OCI, which stands for “Open Container Initiative” (Docker was a founding member, but they aren’t the only one). The underlying runtime for containers that Docker uses is containerd which is an open source product. Docker provides… Docker Hub, and a client app. Docker certainly isn’t the only option, there’s also Kubernetes, Podman, or even just (shudder) containerd itself. Heck, you could write your own.

  • colima

    Container runtimes on macOS (and Linux) with minimal setup

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts