Docker: Up and Running

Dr. Gabriel Nicolas Schenker

SKU: 9789355517890


ISBN: 9789355517883
eISBN: 9789355517890
Authors: Dr. Gabriel Nicolas Schenker
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 20th April 2023
Pages: 500
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

A hands-on guide that will help you compose, package, deploy, and manage applications with ease


Containers are one of the disruptive technologies in IT that have fundamentally changed how software is build, shipped, and run today. If you want to pursue a career as a Software engineer or a DevOps professional, then this book is for you.

The book starts by introducing Docker and teaches you how to write and run commands in Docker. The book then explains how to create Docker files, images, and containers, and while doing so, you get a stronghold of Docker tools like Docker Images, Dockerfiles, and Docker Compose. The book will also help you learn how to work with existing container images and how to build, test, and ship your containers containing your applications. Furthermore, the book will help you to deploy and run your containerized applications on Kubernetes and in the cloud.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build and deploy enterprise applications with ease.


  • Get familiar and work with key components of Docker.
  • Learn how to automate CI/CD pipeline using Docker and Jenkins.
  • Uncover the top Docker interview questions to crack your next interview.


  • Learn how to test and debug containerized applications.
  • Understand how container orchestration works in Kubernetes.
  • Monitor your Docker container's log using Prometheus and Grafana.
  • Deploy, update, and scale applications into a Kubernetes cluster using different strategies.
  • Learn how to use Snyk to scan vulnerabilities in Docker.


This book is for System administrators, Software engineers, DevOps aspirants, Application engineers, and Application developers.

1. Explaining Containers and their Benefits
2. Setting Up Your Environment
3. Getting Familiar with Containers
4. Using Existing Docker Images
5. Creating Your Own Docker Image
6. Demystifying Container Networking
7. Managing Complex Apps with Docker Compose
8. Testing and Debugging Containerized Applications
9. Establishing an Automated Build Pipeline
10. Orchestrating Containers
11. Leveraging Docker Logs to Provide Insight into Your Apps
12. Enabling Zero Downtime Deployments
13. Securing Containers

Dr. Gabriel Nicolas Schenker has more than 30 years of experience as an independent consultant, architect, leader, trainer, mentor, and developer. Currently, Gabriel works as the lead architect in the office of the CTO at iptiQ by SwissRE. Prior to that, he held the position of lead solutions architect at Maison, of lead curriculum developer at Confluent, and of principal curriculum developer at Docker. Gabriel has a Ph.D. in Physics, and he was a Docker Captain. He is a Certified Docker Associate, a certified Apache Kafka Operator, a certified Apache Kafka Developer, and an ASP Insider. When not working, Gabriel enjoys time with his wonderful wife Veronicah and his children.

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