Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers.
The idea behind Docker is simple. Create a tiny virtual environment, called a container, that holds just your application and its dependencies. The Docker engine uses the host operating system to build and account for these containers. They are easy to install, manage, and remove. Applications running inside containers share resources, making their footprints small.
About the Book
Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers. After starting with a clear explanation of the Docker model, you will learn how to package applications in containers, including techniques for testing and distributing applications. You will also learn how to run programs securely and how to manage shared resources. Using carefully designed examples, the book teaches you how to orchestrate containers and applications from installation to removal. Along the way, you’ll discover techniques for using Docker on systems ranging from dev-and-test machines to full-scale cloud deployments.
- Packaging containers for deployment
- Installing, managing, and removing containers
- Working with Docker images
- Distributing with DockerHub
About the Reader
Readers need only have a working knowledge of the Linux OS. No prior knowledge of Docker is assumed.
About the Author
Jeff Nickoloff, a software engineer, has presented Docker and its applications to hundreds of developers and administrators at Desert Code Camp, Amazon.com, and technology meetups.
Table of Contents Docker in Action
PART 1 KEEPING A TIDY COMPUTER
- Welcome to Docker
- Running software in containers
- Software installation simplified
- Persistent storage and shared state with volumes
- Network exposure
- Limiting risk with isolation
PART 2 PACKAGING SOFTWARE FOR DISTRIBUTION
- Packaging software in images
- Build automation and advanced image considerations
- Public and private software distribution
- Running customized registries
PART 3 MULTI-CONTAINER AND MULTI-HOST ENVIRONMENTS
- Declarative environments with Docker
- Clusters with Machine and Swarm