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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 Kubernetes

If you have been thinking about looking at containers, then you would have come across Kubernetes at some point on your travels, so before we enable it within our Docker desktop installation, let's take a moment to look at where Kubernetes came from.

Kubernetes (which is pronounced koo-ber-net-eez) originates from the Greek name given to a helmsman or captain of a ship. Kubernetes (which is also known as K8s), an open source project, that originated at Google, allows you to automate the deployment, management and scaling of your containerized applications.

A brief history of containers at Google

Google has been working on Linux container-based solutions for quite a long time. It took its...