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Absolute beginner’s guide to Docker: What is a container?

Docker is an open-source software platform that helps you simplify the process of creating, managing, running, and distributing your applications. With Docker, you can package your application along with all its dependencies into a container. Containers allow your applications to be deployed easily and uniformly.

Today, we’ll dive deeper into Docker and discuss containers, modules, key terms, and more.

We’ll cover:

  • What is Docker?
  • Docker vs Kubernetes
  • Docker vocabulary guide
  • Installing Docker
  • What to learn next

What is Docker?

Docker is an open-source software that runs on Linux and Windows. With Docker, you can package your application and its dependencies together into containers. Docker allows you to separate your applications from your infrastructure.

The company started as a platform as a service that was built on Linux containers. To help make and manage the containers, they built an in-house tool that they nicknamed “Docker,” which is how the technology was born. The first version was released in 2013.

Today, Docker dominates the market. Many companies use Docker to simplify the process of building, running, and managing applications. It has changed the way companies do their application development. Docker virtualizes the operating system of the computer on which it’s installed, which gives it the functionality of being extremely portable.

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Absolute beginner’s guide to Docker: What is a container?