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Bobby Iliev
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πŸ’‘ Free Introduction to Docker eBook

πŸ’‘ Introduction to Docker

This is an open-source introduction to Docker guide that will help you learn the basics of Docker and how to start using containers for your SysOps, DevOps, and Dev projects. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you will most likely have to use Docker at some point in your career.

The guide is suitable for anyone working as a developer, system administrator, or a DevOps engineer and wants to learn the basics of Docker.

πŸš€ Download

To download a copy of the ebook use one of the following links:

GitHub Repository:

πŸ’‘ Free Introduction to Docker eBook

πŸ“˜ Chapters

🌟 Sponsors

Thanks to these fantastic companies that made this book possible!

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It provides highly available, secure, and scalable compute, storage, and networking solutions that help developers build great software faster.

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πŸ•ΈοΈ Web Page

A web page showcasing the eBook:

Introduction to Docker

The web page was built using Tails, a new kick-ass drag-and-drop TailwindCSS page builder!

πŸ“Ή Mini Video Course

Coming soon!

πŸ’» Interactive training

You can follow the interactive training online here:

Interactive Docker training

The training was built with Katacoda. You can find the Katacoda repository here.

For more information on how to use Katacoda make sure to follow the steps from this tutorial here:

How to Use Katacoda to Create Highly Engaging Training Tutorials

πŸ‘‹ About me

My name is Bobby Iliev, and I have been working as a Linux DevOps Engineer since 2014. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy. I am always keen on doing what I cannot do in order to learn how to do it, and I believe in sharing knowledge.

I think it's essential always to keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone. You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.

In case that you want to support me you can follow me on Twitter at @bobbyiliev_ or subscribe to my YouTube Channel

πŸ”₯ PDF Generation Tool

The project uses Ibis developed by Mohamed Said.

Ibis is a PHP tool that helps you write eBooks in markdown.

🎨 Book Cover

The cover for this ebook was created with

If you ever need to create a graphic, poster, invitation, logo, presentation – or anything that looks good β€” give Canva a go.

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Top comments (5)

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Bill Raymond

Hi, thank you for sharing this! Some feedback as someone completely new to Docker is that the definitions are good. However, you jump right into creating things and I would have preferred a few use cases and a few diagrams. I will go through your tutorials and they look easy enough. Thanks again!

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Bobby Iliev

This is some great feedback! Thank you for taking the time to write it! This gives me some very good points for improvement! Appreciate this!

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Yet another eBook from you, Bobby! πŸ‘

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Bobby Iliev

Planning to record a video course on that topic too πŸ™Œ