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Create a Docker Container on Windows With a Dockerfile

2018-08-07 Josh Rickard

In my last post, I explained how to install docker and how to run containers. Today, we will walk through creating a Docker container using a Dockerfile.

A Dockerfile (no file extension) is a definition file that will build and run a container. That container can be a simple Microsoft IIS web application or Python/Flask application or a simple build/reporting service. A definition file helps us with our operational tasks, especially when we are building services or scripts for the repeatable tasks we face on a daily basis.

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