Docker - Beginner's tutorial

  • Jan

Docker is a relatively new and rapidly growing project that allows to create very light “virtual machines”. The quotation marks here are important, what Docker allows you to create are not really virtual machines, they’re more akin to chroots on steroids, a lot of steroids. In this tutorial we'll explore what Docker can do for you and how does it do what it does.

Before we continue, let me clear something up. As of right now (4th of January of 2015) Docker works only on Linux, it cannot function natively on Windows or OSX. I’ll be talking about the architecture ...