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Docker in Action

Docker in Action

ISBN: 9781633430235
Publisher: Manning Publications
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2016-03-27
Number of pages: 304
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Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers.

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About the Technology

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.

What's Inside

Packaging containers for deploymentInstalling, managing, and removing containersWorking with Docker imagesDistributing 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,, and technology meetups.

Table of Contents

PART 1 KEEPING A TIDY COMPUTERWelcome to DockerRunning software in containersSoftware installation simplifiedPersistent storage and shared state with volumesNetwork exposureLimiting risk with isolationPART 2 PACKAGING SOFTWARE FOR DISTRIBUTIONPackaging software in imagesBuild automation and advanced image considerationsPublic and private software distributionRunning customized registriesPART 3 MULTI-CONTAINER AND MULTI-HOST ENVIRONMENTSDeclarative environments with DockerClusters with Machine and Swarm

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