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Docker Deep Dive

By : Nigel Poulton
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Docker Deep Dive

By: Nigel Poulton

Overview of this book

Most applications, even the funky cloud-native microservices ones, need high-performance, production-grade infrastructure to run on. Having impeccable knowledge of Docker will help you to thrive in the modern cloud-first world. With this book, you’ll gain the skills you need to work with Docker and its containers. The book begins with an introduction to containers and explains its functionality and application in the real world. You’ll then get an overview of VMware, Kubernetes, and Docker and learn to install Docker on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Once you’ve understood the Ops and Dev perspective of Docker, you’ll be able to see the big picture and understand what Docker exactly does. The book then turns its attention to the more technical aspects, guiding your through practical exercises covering Docker engine, Docker images, and Docker containers. You’ll learn techniques for containerizing an app, deploying apps with Docker Compose, and managing cloud-native applications with Swarm. You’ll also build Docker networks and Docker overlay networks and handle applications that write persistent data. Finally, you’ll deploy apps with Docker stacks and secure your Docker environment. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed in Docker and containers and have developed the skills to create, deploy, and run applications on the cloud.
Table of Contents (3 chapters)

Editions of the book

Docker and the cloud-native ecosystem is developing at a warp speed. As a result, I’m committed to updating the book every year!**

If that sounds a bit excessive, welcome to the new normal.

We no-longer live in a world where a 1-year old book on a technology like Docker is valuable. That makes my life as an author really hard, but I’m not going to argue with the truth.

Don’t worry though, your investment in this book is safe.

If you buy the paperback copy from, you get the Kindle version for a couple of bucks through the Kindle MatchBook scheme. This is an Amazon service that’s only available on and is a bit buggy. If you bought the paperback and can’t see how to get your Kindle version through MatchBook, you need to contact Kindle support — I can’t help you with this :-(

The Kindle and Leanpub versions get all updates free of charge!

That’s the best I can currently do!