Docker Deep Dive
Docker Deep Dive
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Docker Deep Dive

Last updated on 2018-02-11

About the Book

Starting from scratch, you'll learn what containers are, how to start them, stop them, and delete them. You'll learn how to run applications in them and manage it all at scale. You'll also learn the theory of how it all works and plugs together behind the scenes so that you don't just know the right commands, but you also know what's going on behind the scenes.

The book is up to date with all of the latest core technologies from Docker, Inc.

About the Author

Nigel Poulton
Nigel Poulton

Nigel is a self confessed technology addict hell-bent on creating the best Docker and container learning resources on the planet. He is the author of over 16 video training courses at, with more than 6 of them on Docker and cloud technologies. He also wrote the book on Data Storage Networking (a well written witty book on one of the most boring subjects on the planet). He lives in the UK and supports a terrible soccer team, but lives it large in the container ecosystem. He also co-hosts the weekly In Tech We Trust podcast.

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Table of Contents

    • 0: About the book
      • What’s this Docker Certified Associate stuff?
      • What about a print (paperback) version
      • Why should I read this book or care about Docker?
      • Isn’t Docker just for developers?
      • Should I buy the book if I’ve already watched your video training courses?
      • How the book is organized
      • Versions of the book
      • Having problems getting the latest updates on your Kindle?
  • Part 1: The big picture stuff
    • 1: Containers from 30,000 feet
      • The bad old days
      • Hello VMware!
      • VMwarts
      • Hello Containers!
      • Linux containers
      • Hello Docker!
      • Windows containers
      • Windows containers vs Linux containers
      • What about Mac containers?
      • What about Kubernetes
      • Chapter Summary
    • 2: Docker
      • Docker - The TLDR
      • Docker, Inc.
      • The Docker runtime and orchestration engine
      • The Docker open-source project (Moby)
      • The container ecosystem
      • The Open Container Initiative (OCI)
      • Chapter summary
    • 3: Installing Docker
      • Docker for Windows (DfW)
      • Docker for Mac (DfM)
      • Installing Docker on Linux
      • Installing Docker on Windows Server 2016
      • Upgrading the Docker Engine
      • Docker and storage drivers
      • Chapter Summary
    • 4: The big picture
      • The Ops Perspective
      • The Dev Perspective
      • Chapter Summary
  • Part 2: The technical stuff
    • 5: The Docker Engine
      • Docker Engine - The TLDR
      • Docker Engine - The Deep Dive
      • Chapter summary
    • 6: Images
      • Docker images - The TLDR
      • Docker images - The deep dive
      • Images - The commands
      • Chapter summary
    • 7: Containers
      • Docker containers - The TLDR
      • Docker containers - The deep dive
      • Containers - The commands
      • Chapter summary
    • 8: Containerizing an app
      • Containerizing an app - The TLDR
      • Containerizing an app - The deep dive
      • Containerizing an app - The commands
      • Chapter summary
    • 9: Deploying Apps with Docker Compose
      • Deploying apps with Compose - The TLDR
      • Deploying apps with Compose - The Deep Dive
      • Deploying apps with Compose - The commands
      • Chapter Summary
    • 10: Docker Swarm
      • Docker Swarm - The TLDR
      • Docker Swarm - The Deep Dive
      • Docker Swarm - The Commands
      • Chapter summary
    • 11: Docker Networking
      • Docker Networking - The TLDR
      • Docker Networking - The Deep Dive
      • Docker Networking - The Commands
      • Chapter Summary
    • 12: Docker overlay networking
      • Docker overlay networking - The TLDR
      • Docker overlay networking - The deep dive
      • Docker overlay networking - The commands
      • Chapter Summary
    • 13: Volumes and persistent data
      • Volumes and persistent data - The TLDR
      • Volumes and persistent data - The Deep Dive
      • Volumes and persistent data - The Commands
      • Chapter Summary
    • 14: Deploying apps with Docker Stacks
      • Deploying apps with Docker Stacks - The TLDR
      • Deploying apps with Docker Stacks - The Deep Dive
      • Deploying apps with Docker Stacks - The Commands
      • Chapter Summary
    • 15: Security in Docker
      • Security in Docker - The TLDR
      • Security in Docker - The deep dive
      • Chapter Summary
    • 16: Tools for the enterprise
      • Tools for the enterprise - The TLDR
      • Tools for the enterprise - The Deep Dive
      • Chapter Summary
    • 17: Enterprise-grade features
      • Enterprise-grade features - The TLDR
      • Enterprise-grade features - The Deep Dive
      • Chapter Summary
    • Appendix A: Securing client and daemon communication
      • Lab setup
      • Create a CA (self-signed certs)
      • Configure Docker for TLS
      • Docker TLS Recap
    • Appendix B: The DCA Exam
      • Other resources to help with the exam
      • Mapping exam objectives to chapters
      • Domain 1: Orchestration (25% of exam)
      • Domain 2: Image Creation, Management, and Registry (20% of exam)
      • Domain 3: Installation and Configuration (15% of exam)
      • Domain 4: Networking (15% of exam)
      • Domain 5: Security (15% of exam)
      • Domain 6: Storage and Volumes (10% of exam)
    • Appendix C: What next
      • Practice
      • Video training
      • Certifications
      • Community events
      • Feedback

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