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Docker: Up & Running: Shipping Reliable Containers in Production

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Docker: Up & Running: Shipping Reliable Containers in ProductionDocker: Up & Running: Shipping Reliable Containers in Production

From the Preface

This book is designed for anyone who needs a practical understanding of Linux containers and how they can be used to improve development and production practices. Most modern integration workflows and production systems require developers and operations engineers to have a firm understanding of Linux containers and how they can be leveraged to significantly improve repeatability and predictability across the system. Along the way we’ll explore how to build, test, deploy, and debug Linux containers within the Docker ecosystem. We’ll also cover a few of the significant orchestration tools that leverage Linux containers. And finally, we’ll round all of that out with some guidance on security and best practices for your container environment.

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is intended for anyone who is looking to solve the complex workflow problems involved in developing and deploying software to production at scale. If you’re interested in Linux containers, Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, and large, scalable, software infrastructures, then this book is for you.

Why Read This Book?

Today there are many conversations, projects, and articles on the internet about Docker, and some of them have even started predicting the demise of Docker.

So why should you devote precious hours to reading this book?

Although there are other alternatives today, Docker single-handedly made Linux containers accessible to all engineers. Before Docker created the container image format and helped build many of the core libraries used in containerization systems today, Linux containers were very difficult to use and primarily remained the tools of very large cloud-hosting companies that needed to provide scalability while also protecting their systems from untrusted user code.

Docker changed all of that.

Even though there is a lot of information about Docker and Linux containers out there, the landscape is still actively evolving, and best practices are shifting. Imagine that you just read a blog post, published four years ago, about Docker. It might still work, but it might not be the best approach anymore. During the time it took us to write the first edition of this book, Docker, Inc., released four versions of Docker plus a few major tools into their ecosystem. In the seven years between the first and third editions of this book, the landscape has changed significantly. Docker has stabilized, and there are now many additional tools that fill similar roles. Instead of suffering from a complete lack of tools, there are now many robust choices for almost every aspect of the DevOps workflow. Wrapping your arms around the scope of what Linux containers and Docker provide, understanding how they fit into your workflow, and getting all the various integrations right are not trivial tasks.

We have worked with multiple companies for over nine years building and operating a mix of production Linux container platforms, including Docker, Mesos, and Kubernetes. We originally implemented Docker in production only months after its release and can share with you some of the experience we gained from evolving our production platforms since then. Our goal with this book is for you to benefit from this experience by avoiding many of the bumps in the road that we suffered through. Even though the online documentation for the Docker project is very useful, we will attempt to give you a much bigger picture and expose you to many of the best practices that we have learned along the way.

When you finish this book, you should have enough information to understand what Linux containers are, what Docker provides, why they are important, and how you can leverage them to streamline everything from local development through production. It should be a fascinating trip through a few interesting technologies that have some very practical applications.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ O’Reilly Media; 3rd edition (May 23 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 422 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1098131827
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1098131821
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 680 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.78 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm


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