Mastering Docker - Fourth Edition

3.5 (2 reviews total)
By Russ McKendrick
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  1. Section 1: Getting Up and Running with Docker

About this book

Docker has been a game changer when it comes to how modern applications are deployed and created. It has now grown into a key driver of innovation beyond system administration, with a significant impact on the world of web development. Mastering Docker shows you how you can ensure that you're keeping up with the innovations it's driving and be sure you're using it to its full potential. This fourth edition not only demonstrates how to use Docker more effectively but also helps you rethink and reimagine what you can achieve with it.

You'll start by building, managing, and storing images along with exploring best practices for working with Docker confidently. Once you've got to grips with Docker security, the book covers essential concepts for extending and integrating Docker in new and innovative ways. You'll also learn how to take control of your containers efficiently using Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes.

By the end of this Docker book, you’ll have a broad yet detailed sense of what's possible with Docker and how seamlessly it fits in with a range of other platforms and tools.

Publication date:
October 2020


Section 1: Getting Up and Running with Docker

In this section, you will learn how to install, configure, and use Docker to launch both simple and complex containerized applications on a local machine.

This section comprises the following chapters:

Chapter 1Docker Overview

Chapter 2Building Container Images

Chapter 3Storing and Distributing Images

Chapter 4, Managing Containers

Chapter 5, Launching Multiple Containers Using Docker Compose

Chapter 6, Using Docker Machine,Vagrant, and Multipass

About the Author

  • Russ McKendrick

    Russ McKendrick is an experienced system administrator who has been working in IT and related industries for over 25 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities, from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for large organizations. Russ supports open source systems and tools on public and private clouds at N4Stack, a Node4 company, where he is the practice manager (SRE and DevOps). In his spare time, he has written several books including Mastering Docker, Learn Ansible and Kubernetes for Serverless Applications, all published by Packt Publishing.

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Latest Reviews

(2 reviews total)
A ok introduction on the topic, but it does not fulfill it's full potential, nor does it go in as much depth as other books on the topic. The information is difficult to follow due to the convoluted structure. Those who have some experience with docker or in-depth knowledge of Linux and hosting may be better served by a more advanced book.
Great information for all levels of use
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