Do you really need Docker with Go?

Docker is a great solution for some problems. We use it for Yoe builds, where host dependencies are complex. However, with pure Go apps that are statically linked with embedded assets, there are no host dependencies.

[cbrake@ceres go]$ ldd siot 
        not a dynamic executable

So deployment is simple – copy the binary to your server, edge device, whatever. This is the way Simple Iot works and pretty much everything else I’ve done lately.

Someone else apparently thinks so too:

I think for fully trusted apps I agree, but when you have untrusted apps perhaps docker like containerization technology can help curtail the system access to such apps. but otherwise static apps cuts the chase and are simple