Before you can really get started using the Containerization tool Docker, it's necessary to install it in on your local machine.
In this short blog, I will show you the steps for setting up Docker (using Docker Desktop) on your Mac.
Note: Docker's website does a great job of showing the steps it takes to install Docker, so feel free to check it out there. My Blog will cover the steps I personally took to setup the Docker on my machine.
Visit the Official Docker Website to download Docker Desktop for the Mac here: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/install/
Once at Docker Hub, Select the "Get Docker" button on the right side of the page:
When prompted, save file to computer at a location you can easily navigate to.
After opening, a small window showing the Docker App Icon and your "Applications" Folder should appear. Drag The Docker Icon onto the "Applications" folder (This will allow Docker app to appear in your Launchpad as well)
Open the "Docker" application (by double-clicking in Applications Folder or single-clicking in Launchpad). Wait a few moments and you should now see the Docker icon appear in your Menu Bar at the top of the screen NOTE: If asked "Are sure you want to open it?" when opening application, select "Open"
Congratulations! you have successfully installed Docker on your Mac
Now, your next step will be to actually use Docker to containerize an application! In my next weeks blog, I will walk you through what I did to containerize a NodeJS app using Docker.
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