Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to develop, ship, and run applications. Docker lets you quickly assemble applications from components and eliminates the friction that can come when shipping code. Docker lets you get your code tested and deployed into production as fast as possible.

With Docker, developers can build any app in any language using any toolchain. “Dockerized” apps are completely portable and can run anywhere - colleagues’ macOS and Windows laptops, QA servers running Ubuntu in the cloud, and production data center VMs running Red Hat.

Docker for Mac

Docker for Mac is the current release of Docker for macOS.


Docker for Mac can be downloaded here.

Docker Toolbox

Docker Toolbox is a legacy desktop solution for older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows.


You'll need homebrew-cask to install Docker Toolbox, if you don't have it refer to this section.


$ brew cask install docker-toolbox

Quick Start

For quick start find the newly installed Docker Quickstart Terminal and double-click to launch it. Then you can start the Hello World container using:

$ docker run hello-world

You can find more about Docker in the documentation.

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