I have started a series of tutorials that I am writing from the perspective of a biologist wanting to use a Docker container for a specific application.
An easy example could be using EMBOSS, the molecular biology open suite for analysis.
The tutorials are online at the Biochemistry department here:
- Docker tutorials (general page)
- Docker tutorials for biologists – Beginners is the page to start with.
I also add useful add-ons or summaries on the Blog section
This is meant for beginners. However, some rudimentary understanding of command line is necessary. For this I created various tutorials, also on the Biochemistry web site.
For those that want to dive directly into Docker the following minimal tutorial would be helpful:
A set of 2 tutorials suitable for beginners but in more details are also available:
- Bash Basics (contains Parts I and II)
Docker can be extremely useful for biologists if you can manage to surpass the geeky barriers of command line!
Read the short story how Docker “saved the day” for a Nature paper!
Good luck with Docker!