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Hands on With Docker & Docker Compose From a Docker Captain

v18.09. Everything you need to build, run and compose Docker containers so you can start using Docker for your web apps.
Instructor:
Nick Janetakis
1,417 students enrolled
Understand what Docker is and isn't
Install Docker on MacOS, Windows & Linux
Understand Docker's ecosystem
Master Docker's core features
Master Docker Compose's core features
Build, run and push your own custom Docker images
Manage real world web applications with Docker
Skills to "Dockerize" your own web applications no matter what framework you use

Learn the Docker Fundamentals and Then Dockerize Your Own Web Apps

This course is meant for anyone looking to improve the way they build and distribute applications. You could be a web developer, sysadmin, operations manager, or someone who is part of an IT / testing / QA team.

  • Developers use Docker to set up and run applications without the headache of having to install everything manually
  • Operators use Docker to distribute applications across environments consistently and optimize server resources
  • QA teams use Docker to quickly build test environments without having to deal with “but it works for me!” problems


By the time you finish this course you’ll know everything you need to start using Docker / Docker Compose on your own projects.

This course was flawless in explaining every segment in detail while keeping it easy to follow along and learn. — Brian K.

It doesn’t matter if you use Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, Flask, Django, Java, Golang or any other language / framework. At the end of the day, Docker is a toolset that helps you package up and distribute your applications in a portable and repeatable way. You’ll be able to set up entire development environments in a single command and run those same applications exactly the same in production with total confidence that it will work because you’re just moving around special packages that Docker creates for you under the hood.

The days of “well it works for me!” or having to point another developer to a 20 page document on how to set up your web application are long over. Docker fixes those problems and so much more.

No prior Docker knowledge is necessary to take this course. We’ll go all the way from “What is Docker?” to exploring what types of problems Docker solves to completely mastering Docker’s core features (we’ll cover Docker Compose in great depth too). Through out the process we’ll go over Dockerizing simple web apps, complex multi-service web apps and I’ll show you exactly how to Dockerize your own web apps.

I’m a big fan of learning by doing so this course has just enough theory combined with dozens of guided labs and challenges. This way you’ll learn both the “why” and the “how”.

Instead of sifting through 100+ scattered blog posts, this course lays everything out on a silver platter. I’ve done years of research and testing so you don’t have to. All you have to do is sit back, relax and follow along with the videos. You’re only a few short hours away from mastering Docker and applying it to your own applications.

I have been through very few learning experiences that were this thorough. Nick not only teaches you how to use Docker, but also how to troubleshoot Docker problems and research solutions. — Dennis E.

What makes me suitable for teaching a course on Docker?

Hi, I’m Nick.

  • I’ve been a self taught software developer for the last 20 years. I’ve been actively using Docker since 2014. I also help train teams and individuals on how to “Dockerize” their applications.
  • This course is loaded with best practices and tips I’ve learned from years of real world experience and now I want to share everything I’ve learned with you.
  • I’ve answered over 4,000 questions on Docker over the years through my previous Docker courses.
  • I’m also a Docker Captain. Docker Captain is a title that Docker awards to select members of the community. Docker Captains are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others.


Nick has always been quick to respond to my questions. I’ve never had a message fall through the cracks with Nick. He has become an invaluable mentor. — Kyle. E

Bonus content:

  • Self contained notes that you can download and reference. It includes every command we run and all websites I visit on camera. No more hunting around videos to quickly find the content you want to review.
  • Over half a dozen code examples on how to Dockerize popular web frameworks.

Is Docker Right For You?

1
Course Introduction
2
Docker's Biggest Wins
3
Why I Got Started With Docker
4
Making an Informed Decision

Preparing for This Course

1
Introduction
2
Accessing this Course's Files
3
Asking Excellent Questions

Understanding Docker

1
Introduction
2
Virtual Machines vs Docker Containers
3
VMs vs Docker Containers in the Real World
4
Visualizing Docker's Architecture

Installing Docker

1
Introduction
2
Docker Community Edition vs Docker EE
3
Docker Toolbox vs Docker for Mac / Windows
4
Verifying You Have Docker Installed

Discovering Docker

1
Introduction
2
Hello World with Docker
3
Docker Images and Containers
4
Downloading and Storing Docker Images
5
Explaining the Docker Build Process

Docker in the Real World

1
Introduction
2
A Simple Web Application With Docker
3
Creating a Dockerfile (Part 1)
4
Creating a Dockerfile (Part 2)
5
Building and Pushing Docker Images
6
Running Docker Containers
7
Live Code Reloading With Volumes
8
Debugging Tips and Tricks
9
Linking Containers With Docker Networks
10
Persisting Data to Your Docker Host
11
Sharing Data Between Containers
12
Optimizing Your Docker Images
13
Running Scripts When a Container Starts
14
Cleaning Up After Yourself

Docker Compose in the Real World

1
Introduction
2
Why Is It Worth Learning Docker Compose?
3
Adding Docker Compose Support to Our Web App
4
Managing Our Web App With Docker Compose
5
Docker Compose API v1 / v2 / v3
6
Managing Microservices with Docker Compose

Dockerizing Your Web Applications

1
Introduction
2
General Tips for Dockerizing Any Web App
3
Ruby on Rails / Ruby Starter Project
4
Flask / Python Starter Project
5
Django / Python Starter Project
6
Express / NodeJS Starter Project
7
Laravel / PHP Starter Project
8
Golang Starter Project
9
C# / .NET Starter Project

Where to Go Next

1
Congrats on Finishing This Course
2
Deploying and Scaling Docker / Docker Swarm
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