Learn Docker - Fundamentals of Docker 19.x - Second Edition

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By Gabriel N. Schenker
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    Section 1: Motivation and Getting Started
About this book

Containers enable you to package an application with all the components it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it as one package. Docker containers have revolutionized the software supply chain in both small and large enterprises.

Starting with an introduction to Docker fundamentals and setting up an environment to work with it, you’ll delve into concepts such as Docker containers, Docker images, and Docker Compose. As you progress, the book will help you explore deployment, orchestration, networking, and security. Finally, you’ll get to grips with Docker functionalities on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and learn about Docker Enterprise Edition features. Additionally, you’ll also discover the benefits of increased security with the use of containers.

By the end of this Docker book, you’ll be able to build, ship, and run a containerized, highly distributed application on Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, running on-premises or in the cloud.

Publication date:
March 2020


Section 1: Motivation and Getting Started

The objective of Part One is to introduce you to the concept of containers and explain why they are so extremely useful in the software industry. You will also prepare your working environment for the use of Docker.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, What Are Containers and Why Should I Use Them?
  • Chapter 2, Setting Up a Working Environment
About the Author
  • Gabriel N. Schenker

    Gabriel N. Schenker has more than 25 years of experience as an independent consultant, architect, leader, trainer, mentor, and developer. Currently, Gabriel works as Lead Solution Architect at Techgroup Switzerland. Prior to that, Gabriel worked as Lead Curriculum Developer at Docker and at Confluent. Gabriel has a Ph.D. in Physics, and he is a Docker Captain, a Certified Docker Associate, a Certified Kafka Developer and Operator, and an ASP Insider. When not working, Gabriel enjoys time with his wonderful wife Veronicah and his children.

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Latest Reviews (1 reviews total)
The book is well consolidated easing entry to Docker.
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