Building Containers from Scratch with Go

Video description

Many people use container systems like Docker, but how do they work? What do people mean when they mention cgroups and namespaces, or when they describe a container as a “lightweight virtual machine”? In this course designed for the intermediate level programmer (any language), you’ll discover exactly what a container is by writing one with a surprisingly small amount of Go code. Along the way, you'll lose your fear of syscalls and learn that a container is really just a Linux process with its view of the world limited through namespaces, cgroups, and chroot.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of what containers are and how they work
  • Learn how to build your own container engine using Go
  • Master the ability to run containers with confidence

Liz Rice is a technology evangelist for Acqua Security, the CEO of Microscaling Systems, and one of the developers of MicroBadger, the tool for managing container metadata. An in-demand speaker at O'Reilly OSCON and Velocity conferences, Liz has 25+ years of software development, team management, and product management experience working with network protocols, distributed systems, and digital technology in sectors like VOD, music, and VoIP.

Product information

  • Title: Building Containers from Scratch with Go
  • Author(s): Liz Rice
  • Release date: July 2017
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491988398