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Developers' guide to deploying microservices and containers

Last updated:February 2017

Editor's note

Microservices and containers work with one another and ease each other's missteps to improve cloud, development and operations. Microservices utilize the scalability, reusability and resiliency, and containers help with resource productivity.

The first section of this guide covers how microservices and containers work together, what to expect in the coming year and how best to avoid problems.

The next section takes a direct look into Docker. Why is Docker considered the most mainstream container option? How can Docker benefit microservices? Should you look outside of Docker? Find out these answers and more.

If you're pretty confident in your microservices and containers knowledge, test yourself in the quiz section. If you're not ready for testing just yet, refresh yourself with some software technology definitions. 

1Getting to know Docker containerization

Where does Docker fit in? This section covers Docker containerization with microservices, including the benefits and the fear of adoption. Learn why the need for simplifying development processes is driving the industry toward Docker.

2Assess your microservices and container wisdom

Think you know everything there is to know about microservices and containers? Test yourself by taking this quiz.

3Microservices and containers database

Need a refresher on microservices and container terminology? This glossary section can give a better understanding of the software development evolution.

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