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Docker for Developers, 2nd Edition by Chris Tankersley

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3 Working With Containers

In Chapter 2 I talked a bit about how containers work in a very general sense. While we booted up a container and dug around a bit there is still a lot of things that docker brings that will make our lives easier as developers. Let’s begin to start to dive deeper into Docker and see how some of these things work.

3.1 Images

The heart of Docker comes in the form of Images. Think of these as base boxes from Vagrant. Images are pre-compiled sets of files that are built for either being built upon, like the Ubuntu or CentOS images we looked at earlier, or already set to run your code, like a PHP or nginx image. We can build these images ourselves or download them from the Docker Registery, which is an online hub of published ...

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