Docker is one of the “disruptive” technologies I have recently been watching. It is a great new paradigm for devops and deployment. I believe the future is on containers. Here’s a quick intro on installing it on your Mac OSX machine.
Using Docker in Mac OSX
“Because the Docker Engine uses Linux-specific kernel features, you’ll need to use a lightweight virtual machine (VM) to run it on OSX. You use the OS X Docker client to control the virtualized Docker Engine to build, run and manage Docker containers.” - docker.com
Before continuing, install Boot2Docker. It will install a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) that is all set up to run the Docker daemon. Click here to get the latest releases.
I added per-line information to hopefully make things a bit clearer.
Let me know your experience and opinions about Docker through the comments below.