- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (March 27, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633430235
- ISBN-13: 978-1633430235
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #643,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jeff Nickoloff is a software engineer who has presented Docker and its applications to hundreds of engineers and administrators at Desert Code Camp, Amazon.com, and other technology meetups. His experience includes providing high availability services, scaling to thousands of transactions per second and microservices architecture at Amazon.com; and a long development background at Limelight Networks and Arizona State University.
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Anyway, good book. It covers the concepts well in addition to providing examples you can easily follow along with and best practices. There was even a scavenger hunt activity to get you familiar with search. I also liked the disclaimers about chaning tech and how to excuse the poor passwordss “suppose the DBA is a cat lover and hates strong passwords”
My favorite chapter was chapter 9 (which is online for free at Manning's site). In addition to explaining different models, it had a comparison table on how each hosting mechanism scores on various attributes with notes on each. It also had a great diagram for each. My second favorite chapter was chapter 8 which covers each of the instructions for a docker file.
So what prevented me from giving a perfect score? Little things. There's a reference to Appendix B, but no Appendix. I'd have liked a comparison of all the models (without notes) in Chapter 9. There were some forward references that confused me. Nothing terrible, but I can't give a perfect star rating. I still recommend you buy the book. It's great for getting started with Docker or learning about best practices.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.
Via concise, explicative prose you will learn how to:
* install Docker locally and on various popular cloud compute platforms
* run applications in containers
* run application stacks composed of multiple containers
* run your own Docker registry
* run your own Docker cluster, and a good deal more
I was happy to find out that this book and esp Jeff Nickoloff was able to stay on pace with Docker! Was it because it was produced in record speed or because Jeff was able to make last minutes edits to the book and most importantly sample code? Not sure, but it works.
I was happy to see coverage of relatively new concepts to Docker: Swarm and Compose.
The only reason I could not give this book a 5 star rating was the fact that I felt that a lot of material could have been covered in much better details. At around 300 pages, I think the book just gives a brief intro to Docker, but far from putting a nail in it... maybe at 600 pages!
This book does provide you with enough details and examples to get started: install (including tips for Mac and Windows users - docker machine), get image up and running, get registry up for the images that you created, cluster your environment. Basically everything that you need to get started and if you need more details you can get more from the internet - guess that's the only reason i would understand its relative small page count.
Bottom line: if you want to get started with Docker and need something that is up to date and would answer 80% of your questions, get this book!