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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)

Technical requirements

As per previous chapters, we will continue to use our local Docker installations. Again, the screenshots in this chapter will be from my preferred operating system, macOS—yes, even though we are going to be running Windows containers, you can still use your macOS client. More on that later.

The Docker commands we will be running will work on all three of the operating systems on which we have installed Docker so far. However, in this chapter, the containers we will be launching will only work on a Windows Docker host. We will be using VirtualBox and Vagrant on macOS and Linux-based machines to assist in getting a Windows Docker host up and running.

A full copy of the code used in this chapter can be found at

Check out the following video to see the Code in Action...