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Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches by Justin Cormack, Joe Johnston, Milos Gajdos, Antoni Batchelli, John Fiedler

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

The first task of setting up a Docker production system is to understand the terminology in a way that helps visualize how components fit together. As with any rapidly evolving technology ecosystem, it’s safe to expect over ambitious marketing, incomplete documentation, and outdated blog posts that lead to a bit of confusion about what tools do what job.

Rather than attempting to provide a unified thesaurus for all things Docker, we’ll instead define terms and concepts in this chapter that remain consistent throughout the book. Often, our definitions are compatible with the ecosystem at large, but don’t be too surprised if you come across a blog post that uses terms differently.

In this chapter, we’ll introduce the ...

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