Unless you’ve been sleeping under a proverbial rock, then you’ve probably heard some things about Docker already. But, what is Docker — and what is it actually good for? I’ve started to learn a little bit about it, and I think that I’ve started to understand some of its benefits — and they do seem quite alluring. A lot of smart people have already produced a sizable amount of good material about Docker, so I’m going to share a couple of resources that might be a good starting point for those of you who are also curious this thing called ‘Docker’.
“Docker Tutorial – What is Docker & Docker Containers, Images, etc?”
This video gives you a brief overview of Docker in just under 8 minutes.
Docker Path at Pluralsight
Pluralsight have put together a path about container management using Docker. The path contains 5 courses totaling 13 hours.
Check out the Docker path here.
Play by Play: Docker for Web Developers with John Papa and Dan Wahlin
Another play by play starring John Papa, and also Dan Wahlin. I like the play by play format, and this particular one is just 1 hour and 34 minutes long, so it’s a fairly quick and easy watch.
“What’s the big deal about Docker?”
A Quora thread about Docker and what all of the fuzz is about.
You’ll find the Quora thread here.
Docker Overview for .NET Developers
This is a video series that’s accessable in a playlist at Visual Studio’s YouTube channel.
Check out the playlist here.
E-book series about Docker
The New Stack has an e-book series about Docker that looks quite interesting.
The e-books are available here.
Docker on Azure
Azure supports running Docker containers, and Microsoft seems to be investing a lot in improving Docker support for all of their various technologies.
The Azure team has a blog where they write a lot of interesting things about Azure and Docker, so take a look at that one if you’re interested in Docker and Azure.