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Getting Started with Docker

Getting Started with Docker, a popular software for creating, deploying, and running applications inside containers

Docker is a platform and set of tools designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications inside containers. Containers are lightweight, standalone, and executable packages that include everything needed to run a piece of software, including the code, runtime, libraries, and system tools.

Docker provides a way to package and distribute applications as containers, making them highly portable and consistent across different environments.

Getting Started with Docker - Tutorial provided by AppSeed

Here are some key concepts and components of Docker:

Docker Container

A Docker container is a runnable instance of a Docker image. It encapsulates an application and its dependencies, ensuring that it runs consistently in any environment that supports Docker. Containers are isolated from one another and from the host system.

Docker Image

A Docker image is a read-only blueprint or template for creating containers. It contains all the necessary instructions and files to run an application. Images are built from a set of instructions defined in a Dockerfile.


A Dockerfile is a plain-text configuration file that contains instructions for building a Docker image. It specifies the base image, installation of dependencies, copying application code, and configuration settings.

Docker Hub

Docker Hub is a cloud-based registry where you can find and share Docker images. It provides a central repository for publicly available Docker images, making it easy to distribute and share containerized applications.

Docker Engine

Docker Engine is the core component of Docker that runs and manages containers. It includes a server, a REST API for interacting with the server, and a command-line interface (CLI) for managing Docker containers and images.

Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. It allows you to define a multi-service application in a YAML file and then spin up all the services with a single command.


Docker can be integrated with orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Docker Swarm to manage the deployment, scaling, and orchestration of containers in a cluster of machines.

✅ In Summary

Docker has become a popular choice for containerization due to its ease of use, portability, and efficiency. It enables developers to build, test, and deploy applications with consistent behavior across different environments, from development laptops to production servers.

Containers are also beneficial for microservices architectures and cloud-native application development.

✅ Docker Templates

This section contains a few open-source starters that include production-ready Docker setups:

👉 Django Bootstrap 5 Volt

Free starter built on top of Bootstrap 5 and Django with Database, DB Tools, OAuth via Github and Docker Support.

Django Bootstrap 5 Volt - Open-source Starter with Docker Support.

👉 Django Modernize

Open-Source Seed Project crafted on top of Modernize Bootstrap 5 and Django.

The product comes with session-based authentication, DB tools, and Docker support.

Django Modernize - Open-source Starter with Docker Support.

✅ Resources