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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)

An introduction to Windows containers

As someone who has been using mostly macOS and Linux computers and laptops alongside Linux servers pretty much daily for the past 20 years, coupled with the fact that my only experience of running Microsoft Windows was the Windows XP and Windows 10 gaming PCs I have had, along with the odd Windows server I was unable to avoid at work, the advent of Windows Containers was an interesting development.

Now, I would never have classed myself as a Linux/UNIX fanboy. However, Microsoft's actions over the last few years have surprised even me. Back in 2014, at one of its Azure events, Microsoft declared that "MicrosoftLinux", and it hasn't looked back since:

  • Linux is a first-class citizen in Microsoft Azure
  • .NET Core is cross-platform, meaning that you can run your .NET applications on Linux and Windows
  • SQL Server is now available...