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The Docker Workshop

By : Vincent Sesto, Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra, Aric Renzo, Engy Fouda
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Book Image

The Docker Workshop

5 (3)
By: Vincent Sesto, Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra, Aric Renzo, Engy Fouda

Overview of this book

No doubt Docker Containers are the future of highly-scalable software systems and have cost and runtime efficient supporting infrastructure. But learning it might look complex as it comes with many technicalities. This is where The Docker Workshop will help you. Through this workshop, you’ll quickly learn how to work with containers and Docker with the help of practical activities.? The workshop starts with Docker containers, enabling you to understand how it works. You’ll run third party Docker images and also create your own images using Dockerfiles and multi-stage Dockerfiles. Next, you’ll create environments for Docker images, and expedite your deployment and testing process with Continuous Integration. Moving ahead, you’ll tap into interesting topics and learn how to implement production-ready environments using Docker Swarm. You’ll also apply best practices to secure Docker images and to ensure that production environments are running at maximum capacity. Towards the end, you’ll gather skills to successfully move Docker from development to testing, and then into production. While doing so, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot issues, clear up resource bottlenecks and optimize the performance of services. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to utilize Docker containers in real-world use cases.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Preface

Kubernetes Package Manager: Helm

Kubernetes applications consist of multiple containers, volumes, and networking resources due to the nature of cloud-native microservices architecture. The microservice architecture divides large applications into smaller chunks and thus results in numerous Kubernetes resources and a vast amount of configuration values.

Helm is the official Kubernetes package manager that collects the resources of applications as templates and fills them with the values provided. The essential advantage here is the accumulated community knowledge of installing the applications with the best practices. You can install an app with the most popular methods, even if you are working with it for the first time. Besides, working with Helm charts augments the developer experience.

For instance, installing and managing complex applications in Kubernetes becomes similar to downloading apps in Apple Store or Google Play Store, with fewer commands and configurations. In...