# Using Docker
# 🐳 What is Docker?
Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and deploy it as one package. In a way, Docker is a bit like a virtual machine, but it isn't!
The only thing you need is installing docker (opens new window) in your machine. If you are using Windows please make sure you have installed WSL.
# Docker Images
The Zarb docker images are available at Docker Hub (opens new window).
You can pull the latest image with this command:
docker pull zarb/zarb
# Running Zarb Using Docker
Let's run Zarb and join the TestNet. Firstly, we need to create a workspace for the TestNet.
Now you can join the TestNet.
Now you can check "http://localhost:8080 (opens new window)" for the list of APIs.
You can also stop/start the docker container:
docker stop zarb-testnet docker start zarb-testnet
# Key Generation and Inspection
You can use docker to generate new keys or inspect them:
This command will generate a new key and save it at:
You can also inspect a key:
If you want to see the private key, run inspect command with -e flag. Run this flag with great caution.
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