Docker tutorial: Using Docker with Python

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This is an introductory Python Docker tutorial. By the end of this article, you will know how to use Docker on your local machine. Along with Python, we are going to run Nginx and Redis containers. By Alex Ryabtsev.

With the help of Docker and Python, we developed projects such as Money Park, Switzerland’s largest online mortgage broker, Billion To One, a US-based healthcare company providing genetic testing, Boa Lingua, the largest platform for language travel in Switzerland, and many others. Learn more here.

Further in the article:

  • What is Docker?
  • How does this differ from virtualization?
  • Why do we need Docker to run Python?
  • Supported platforms
  • Installation
  • Terminology
  • Examples
  • Best practices for creating Docker images
  • Alpine images

To summarize this tutorial, alongside with IDE and Git, Docker has become a must-have developer tool that is not only used for delivering Python development services. It’s a production-ready tool with a rich and mature infrastructure. Good read!

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