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Docker Bootcamp Blog Series

Container Ship

Welcome to my Docker Bootcamp blog series.

Moby LogoDocker was created in 2010 and launched in 2013.  Its popularity climbed in 2016. At the most basic level, Docker helps developers build and ship apps (hence the clever logo). While I’m a little late to the Docker party, I finally had time to sit down and learn the tool. I wanted to share what I learned to help others learn Docker quickly.

In Part 1, I’ll give a little background on Docker and show you how to install it on your machine.  In Part 2, I’ll go over some terminology around Docker and containers, show you some of the Docker commands, and give you some examples to help you get started. In Part 3, I’ll cover persistent storage and having data outlive your containers.  In Part 4, I’ll talk about some basic network concepts and show some examples of the available network settings in Docker.  In Part 5, I’ll show how to use environment variables to change the configuration of a container at run time.

With future posts, I’ll cover managing multiple containers, understanding Docker files, building your own images, and more. Be sure to subscribe to our to get notifications when each new post is published. If there’s anything, in particular, you are looking to learn about Docker, drop a comment below.

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