Docker Books

Docker Books


Docker Deep Dive by Nigel Poulton


  • Excellent book. Well written and nicely illustrated with color images. This is an excellent introduction to Docker.
  • This book does a great job of breaking down the terminology, use cases, and elements that make up a Docker installation.
  • This is a very good book.
  • I read this book wholeheartedly - all 400 pages of goodness in it. It is worth the price for its content.


The Docker Book: Containerization is the new virtualization by James Turnbull


  • "The Docker Book" does an incredible job of slowly building on previous examples to help you get comfortable with the core concepts of Docker.
  • Very useful, well done Docker book. Good examples.
  • I want to thank James for writing The Docker Book and making it easy to understand for someone new to containers.
  • A terrifically written book that describes the basics of Docker, how to create simple but useful containers.
  • This book really brings it all together and fills many of the gaps I had.
  • I like the book. Overall a great read.


Painless Docker Basic Edition: A Practical Guide to Master Docker and its Ecosystem Based on Real World Examples by Aymen El Amri


  • Fairly comprehensive guide to Docker and related technologies.


Docker Up and Running by Karl Matthias


  • Overall this conveys the core basic concepts about Docker that you need to know.
  • Wonderfully opinionated guidebook for Docker that will carry you to production. Really appreciated the chapters on deployment, orchestration and resource limitation.


Docker in Practice by Ian Miell and Aidan Hobson Sayers


  • Extremely good sets of tips for using docker. Really useful and pragmatic and addresses real world docker issues.
  • Great intro to the container technology.
  • Easy to read and follow. I have a much better understanding of the internal working of Docker after reading this book.
  • This book is absolutely jam-packed with solid advice, scripts, tips for real-world scenarios.
  • This book is a gem and it is a natural next step of journey of Docker understanding and its applications.
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