In the landscape of software development, Docker has emerged as a game changer, offering a streamlined approach to building, shipping, and running applications. In this blog post, we explain the fundamental concept of Docker focusing on Dockerfiles, Docker images, and containers.

What is Docker?

Docker is an open-source platform that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of applications in lightweight, portable containers. These containers encapsulate the application and its dependencies, ensuring consistent behavior across different environments. Docker enables developers to create, deploy, and run applications seamlessly, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.

Containerize an application

Containerizing an application involves creating a Dockerfile, building a Docker image and finally, running a container from that image:

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