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Docker Deep Dive - Second Edition

By : Nigel Poulton
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Book Image

Docker Deep Dive - Second Edition

5 (1)
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 thrive in the modern cloud-first world. With this book, you will gain the skills you need in order to work with Docker and its containers. The book begins with an introduction to containers and explains their functionality and application in the real world. You will then get an overview of VMware, Kubernetes, and Docker and learn to install Docker on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Once you have understood the Ops and Dev perspective of Docker, you will 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 you through practical exercises covering Docker engine, Docker images, and Docker containers. You will learn techniques for containerizing an app, deploying apps with Docker Compose, and managing cloud-native applications with Swarm. You will also build Docker networks and Docker overlay networks and handle applications that write persistent data. Finally, you will deploy apps with Docker stacks and secure your Docker environment. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in Docker and containers and have developed the skills to create, deploy, and run applications on the cloud.
Table of Contents (2 chapters)

16: What next

Massive thanks for reading my book. You’re on your way to mastering containers!

About the front cover

I love the cover of this book and I’m grateful for the hundreds of people who voted for the design.

The YAML code on the left represents the technical nature of the book. The Docker whale represents the main topic. The vertical symbols on the right are container-related icons done in the style of digital rain from the Matrix movies. There’s also a hidden message written in Klingon.

Get involved with the community

There’s a vibrant container community full of helpful people. Get involved with Docker groups and chats on the internet, and look-up your local Docker or cloud-native meetup (search for “Docker meetup near me”).


Now that you know a thing or two about Docker, a great next-step is Kubernetes – it’s a lot like Swarm but has a larger scope and a more active community.

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