Docker is Everywhere

Here is a blog post I posted on my blog at Cybercom.

If I should mention one topic that has been more or less on everybody’s lips at every conference I have attended in 2014, it would be Docker. I do not think I have ever seen a technology that has been embraced by so many so fast before.

So what is Docker then?

In short, it is a platform for building, shipping and running applications using containerization.

Read more about it at

Here are a couple of examples:

Get ubuntu images from Docker Hub:

$ docker pull ubuntu

Starting a container running Ubuntu 14.04 is as easy as this:

$ docker run -it ubuntu/14.04 /bin/bash

Deploying an application in a container running Wildfly on Ubuntu can be done by creating a Dockerfile similar to this (ivargrimstad/ubuntu-wildfly is a Docker image I have uploaded to my repository at Docker Hub (

FROM ivargrimstad/ubuntu-wildfly
ADD ./app.war /opt/jboss/wildfly/standalone/deployments/app.war

Build the image:

$ docker build --rm -t myapp .

And run the application on port 80:

$ docker run -it -p 80:8080 myapp

These were just a couple of easy examples to get you startet. Try the Docker tutorial at to try it out without installing anything locally.


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