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Docker Tools – A Curated List of Docker Developer Tools

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Types of Docker Developer Tools

Docker Integrated Developer Tools


docker build – Easily create and share portable Docker container images using open standards
docker buildx – Extended build capabilities with Buildkit
docker compose – Build and Manage multiple services in Docker containers
docker scan – Quickly detect and learn how to remediate CVEs in your Docker image
docker context – Manages multiple Swarm clusters, Kubernetes clusters and Docker nodes
docker sbom – Generate the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) of a container image
docker extensions – Use 3rd party tools within Docker Desktop to extend its functionality
docker trust – Manage trust on Docker Images

Open Source Developer Tools

Image Slim

DockerSlim – Minify and Secure Docker containers stars
Minicon – Minimization of the filesystem for containers Github Stars

Watchtower – A process for automating Docker container base image updates Docker Pulls GitHub Stars
Syft – CLI tool and library for generating a Software Bill of Materials from container images and filesystems Docker Pulls stars
gitlab-ci-image-scanner (gcis) – executes security scan over all Docker images used in all CI files stars

Watchtower – A process for automating Docker container base image updates GitHub Stars
Syft – CLI tool and library for generating a Software Bill of Materials from container images and filesystems stars

Image Build Toolkit

BuildKit – Toolkit for converting source code to build artifacts in an efficient, expressive and repeatable manner stars
Dive – Tool for exploring each layer in a docker image stars
Docker-Squash – Squashing helps with organizing images in logical layers. stars
Docker-Diun – Docker image update notifier stars
Trivy – Trivy is a container image scanner which uncovers known vulnerabilities. stars
vbaksa/promoter – Docker Image promotion tool stars
Argo Watcher – A small tool that will wait for the specific docker image to be rolled out stars
Terrier – Terrier is a Image and Container analysis tool that can be used to scan Images and Containers to identify and verify the presence of specific files according to their hashes stars
PHPQA – Docker image that provides static analysis tools for PHP stars
Docker Registry Pruner – Tool to apply retention logic to docker images in a Docker Registry stars
tini – A tiny but valid init for containers stars

Image Utilties

Bing Daily Images – A docker container that downloads bing daily images for you stars

Dockerfile Tools & Metrics

Haskell Dockerfile Linter – Dockerfile linter, validate inline bash, written in Haskell stars
ctop – Top-like interface for container metrics stars
Dfimage – Reverse-engineers a Dockerfile from a Docker image. stars


Gebug – A tool that makes debugging of Dockerized Go applications super easy by enabling Debugger and Hot-Reload features, seamlessly stars

Image Security

TerraScan –Detect compliance and security violations across Infrastructure as Code to mitigate risk before provisioning cloud native infrastructure stars
Clair – Vulnerability Static Analysis for Containers stars
Trivy – Vulnerability Scanner for Containers and other Artifacts, Suitable for CI – Aqua Security stars
DeepSource – Static Analysis for DockerFiles
DockerScan – A Docker analysis & hacking tools stars
Container-diff – container-diff is a tool for analyzing and comparing container images. container-diff can examine images along several different criteria. stars

Docker CLI

Docker Buildx – a CLI plugin that extends the docker command with the full support of the features provided by Moby BuildKit builder toolkit.
Lazy Docker – A simple terminal UI for both docker and docker-compose, written in Go with the gocui library.


DockerHub Scraper – Scraping DockerHub

Deployment Tool

Fleetform – A tool to apply docker container infrastructure as code in a very simple human readable way stars
Swarmsible –Simple Ansible based Tooling for setting up and managing a production grade Docker Swarm on Ubuntu 18.04/20.04. stars

Docker Volume

Flocker – Data Volume Manager for your Dockerized applications.
offen/docker-volume-backup – Backup Docker volumes locally or to any S3 or WebDAV compatible storage


Launcha – Launcha is a docker-based cloud job launcher.

Runtime Security

Tracee – Linux Runtime Security and Forensics using eBPF
CetusGuard – Tool that allows to protect the Docker daemon socket by filtering the calls to its API endpoints
Tetragon – eBPF-based Security Observability and Runtime Enforcement Docker Pulls stars

Falco – Runtime security and threat detection project

Container Orchestration

Miniboss – Manages container locally GitHub Stars
Portainer – Making Docker management easy. https://www.portainer.ioDocker Pulls GitHub Stars
Drone – continuous delivery system built on container technology GitHub Stars
Kubernetes – most popular container orchestration engine GitHub Stars
Amazon ECS – highly scalable management service which allows developers to run containerized applications on EC2 instances.
Ryuk – Remove containers/networks/volumes/images by given filter after specified delay.Docker Pulls GitHub Stars
Traefik – Traefik is an HTTP reverse proxy that’s easy to integrate with container workloads.Docker Pulls GitHub Stars
Docker Context – Makes it easy to switch between multiple Docker and Kubernetes environments.


kde-in-docker – Run KDE inside a browser
Portus – 3D Docker containers viewer built with Electron, React and Three Fiber

Cluster Management

Nebula – designed to manage massive clusters at scale.

Machine Learning

Paddle Serving – A flexible, high-performance carrier for machine learning models

Android app

Android-Docker – A Docker image for building and testing Android apps.


Konveyor Move2Kube – Automatically create Dockerfiles, Kubernetes Yamls, Helm charts and other Infrastructure as Code Artifacts for your application.
Docksal – tool for defining and managing web development environments.
Chartbrew – Chartbrew is an open-source web application that can connect directly to databases and APIs and use the data to create beautiful charts.
Conan Docker – accelerating the development and Continuous Integration of C and C++ projects.
PHPQA – Docker image that provides static analysis tools for PHP stars


Open Policy Registry – A Docker-inspired workflow for OPA policies


Libnetwork – Docker libnetwork plugin for Calico
Libnetwork – networking for containers
Caddy Gen – Automated Caddy reverse proxy for docker containers


Orbiter – Autoscaler for Docker Swarm


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