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Extending Docker by Russ McKendrick

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Chapter 2. Introducing First-party Tools

Docker provides several tools that extend the functionality outside of the core Docker engine. In this chapter, you will walk-through installing, configuring, and running the following tools:

  • Docker Toolbox
  • Docker Machine
  • Docker Swarm
  • Docker Compose

These tools, while not as functional as some of the more advanced ones that we will be working with in the upcoming chapters, will serve as a good introduction to both adding additional functionality to core Docker engine as well as concepts for deploying and orchestrating your containers, which we will be doing more of towards the end of the book.

Docker Toolbox

Before we start to look at how to use the three other tools, we should look at installing them on our local ...

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