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Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By : Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher
Book Image

Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By: Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher

Overview of this book

Docker has been a game-changer when it comes to how modern applications are deployed and created. It has now grown into a key driver of innovation beyond system administration, with an impact on the world of web development. But how can you make sure you're keeping up with the innovations it's driving, or be sure you're using it to its full potential? Mastering Docker shows you how; this book not only demonstrates how to use Docker more effectively, but also helps you rethink and reimagine what's possible with it. You will cover concepts such as building, managing, and storing images, along with best practices to make you confident, before delving more into Docker security. You'll find everything related to extending and integrating Docker in new and innovative ways. Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes will help you take control of your containers in an efficient manner. By the end of the book, you will have a broad, yet detailed, sense of what's possible with Docker, and how seamlessly it fits in with a range of other platforms and tools.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Building container images

In this section, we will cover the docker image build command. This is where the rubber meets the road, as they say. It's time for us to build the base upon which we will start building our future images. We will be looking at different ways to accomplish this goal. Consider this as a template that you may have created earlier with virtual machines. This will help save time by completing the hard work; you will just have to create the application that needs to be added to the new images.

There are a lot of switches that you could use while using the docker build command. So, let's use the always handy --help switch on the docker image build command to view all that we can do:

$ docker image build --help

There are then a lot of different flags listed that you can pass when building your image. Now, it may seem like a lot to digest, but out of...