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Extending Docker by Russ McKendrick

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Extending Docker

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Why Docker has been so widely accepted by the entire industry
  • What does a typical container's life cycle look like?
  • What plugins and third-party tools will be covered in the upcoming chapters?
  • What will you need for the remainder of the chapters?

The rise of Docker

Not very often does a technology come along that is adopted so widely across an entire industry. Since its first public release in March 2013, Docker has not only gained the support of both end users, like you and I, but also industry leaders such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Docker is currently using the following sentence on their website to describe why you would want to use it:

"Docker ...

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