Fig moves the configuration required to orchestrate Docker into a simple clear fig.yml file. It handles all the work of building and running containers, forwarding their ports, and sharing volumes and linking them. Orchard formed Fig last year to build products for Docker, creating a new system of tools to make Docker work. It was developed as a way of setting up development environments using Docker – started by Ben Firshman and his Orchard co-founder, Aanand Prasad. Fig allows users to define the exact environment their app would run in using Docker, while also running databases and caches inside Docker. Fig solved a major pain point for developers. Before Fig and Docker, setting up development environments on a laptop was time consuming, complicated, and tedious, and required the installation of different systems and software just to make an application work. Being able to run one command is compelling to a broad audience. Docker fully supports this open source project, and recently purchased Orchard in order to expand the reach of Fig. This move is a testament to the great idea and the tremendous work done by the founders and the community on Fig.