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Docker acquires testing startup AtomicJar, which raised $25M in January

Docker Boosts Testing Capabilities with Acquisition of AtomicJar

Tech giant Docker has made a strategic move by acquiring AtomicJar, a startup that had raised $25 million in January. The acquisition, while the purchase price was undisclosed, brings 19 employees of AtomicJar into Docker’s new testing division.

AtomicJar had gained attention for its popular application, Testcontainers, which has been a hit in the Docker marketplace. With millions of pulls each month and hundreds of thousands of unique IP addresses, Testcontainers has proven to be a valuable asset.

The appeal of AtomicJar’s technology lies in its ability to test against real versions of dependent software pieces, addressing a key challenge for developers. This made AtomicJar an attractive target for acquisition, despite founder Sergei Egorov’s initial reluctance to sell the company.

The acquisition has been met with enthusiasm by early investors in AtomicJar, who see it as a testament to the startup’s potential. With Docker now in possession of AtomicJar’s innovative testing technology, the possibilities for further development and integration are boundless.

The acquisition marks a successful journey for AtomicJar, which was built on top of the open-source Testcontainers project and had attracted users from major companies such as Uber, Netflix, Spotify, and Capital One. With a total of $29 million in funding raised prior to the acquisition, AtomicJar’s legacy will continue to be felt within the tech industry.

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