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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)

Docker container commands

Before we dive into the more complex Docker commands, let's review and go into a little more detail on the commands we have used in previous chapters.

The basics

In Chapter 1, Docker Overview, we launched the most basic container of all, the hello-world container, using the following command:

$ docker container run hello-world

As you may recall, this command pulls a 1.84 KB image from the Docker Hub. You can find the Docker Store page for the image at, and as per the following Dockerfile, it runs an executable called hello:

FROM scratch
COPY hello /
CMD ["/hello"]

The hello executable prints the Hello from Docker! text to the Terminal, and...