Installing Docker

Docker has a desktop application, which is great for learning Docker on your home computer. In this section, I'll guide you through how to install Docker desktop.

For all of the "The Basics" section, I suggest following this guide on your home laptop/computer. This will make learning Docker easier than following along on a remote server.

Windows Users

Follow the instructions on this page from Docker.

Mac Users

Download the Docker Desktop App for Mac.

Linux Users

Follow the instructions on this page.

Once Docker is Installed

Docker Desktop gives a graphical user interface. The desktop app is useful sometimes, but from now on, I will refer to commands to be run from the command line, since that is also what we will eventually need to run Docker on a server.

The next page shows how to run a simple application using Docker.

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