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Docker Quick Start Guide

By : Earl Waud
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Docker Quick Start Guide

By: Earl Waud

Overview of this book

Docker is an open source software platform that helps you with creating, deploying, and running your applications using containers. This book is your ideal introduction to Docker and containerization. You will learn how to set up a Docker development environment on a Linux, Mac, or Windows workstation, and learn your way around all the commands to run and manage your Docker images and containers. You will explore the Dockerfile and learn how to build your own enterprise-grade Docker images. Then you will learn about Docker networks, Docker swarm, and Docker volumes, and how to use these features with Docker stacks in order to define, deploy, and maintain highly-scalable, fault-tolerant multi-container applications. Finally, you will learn how to leverage Docker with Jenkins to automate the building of Docker images and the deployment of Docker containers. By the end of this book, you will be well prepared when it comes to using Docker for your next project.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Setting up a Docker Development Environment

"Suddenly it occurred to me: Would it not be great if my trailer could simply be lifted up and placed on the ship without its contents being touched?"
- Malcolm McLean, American trucking entrepreneur

In this chapter, we are going to get everything set up for Docker development on our workstation. We will learn how to set up a Docker development environment on Linux, Windows, and OS X workstations. Then we will handle some post-installation steps for each OS. Lastly, we will learn how using Docker on each OS differs and what to watch out for between them.

By the end of this chapter, you will know the following:

  • How to set up your Docker development environment, irrespective of whether your workstation is running on the following:
    • CentOS
    • Ubuntu
    • Windows
    • OS X
  • The differences to be aware of when using Docker on different OSes