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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)


In this chapter, we looked at how you can use the Docker command-line client to both manage individual containers and launch multi-container applications in their own isolated Docker networks. We also discussed how we can persist data on the filesystem using Docker volumes. So far, in this and previous chapters, we have covered in detail the majority of the available commands that we will use in the following sections:

$ docker container [command]
$ docker network [command]
$ docker volume [command]
$ docker image [command]

Now that we have covered the four main areas of using Docker locally, we can start to look at how to create more complex applications using Docker Compose.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at another core Docker tool, called Docker Compose.