Learn how to deploy Docker applications to production
Get a jumpstart with how to use Docker in production.
The course is not a beginners guide to Docker, instead think of it as the next step after learning the basics. In particular, in this course you will learn how to put any application inside a container and then how to put that container into production in a safe and reliable way. You’ll learn how to deploy containers manually and also how to automate the deploy of your containers. At the end of the course you will be able to write automated deploy scripts for any docker application!
In the first section of this course we will introduce the application that we will work with during the lectures. In the next section we’ll take a step back and talk about the different workflows we could use to get our containers into production. The next section will show you how to deploy manually. Finally we’ll automate the deploy process using Ansible.
Now is the time to learn Docker
Docker is taking the industry by storm, it is completely revolutionizing how software is being developed, tested and deployed to production. Now is an ideal time to learn about Docker.
Who should take this course?
The ideal student for this course is someone in a software developer or devops role who wants to learn how to start using Docker in production. The course is also suited for QA automation roles who are interested in using Docker to test their applications automatically. The ideal student will already have a very basic understanding of what Docker is and how it works, but you will be curious as to how to run Docker in production. The course is perfect if you want to get some practical Docker experience for your CV or in preparation for your next project. Maybe you want to use Docker for a personal project, or maybe your company is adopting Docker and you want to get a head start, in these cases you’ll get a lot out of this course.
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Introduction to this Course
In this short video I'll tell you the basic info you need to know before getting started with the course.
In this video you'll learn a little bit about me, your instructor.
Containerizing your app
Here you'll get a sneak peek at what will be in this section: containerizing your application.
We'll have a quick look at the sample application that we will be containerizing in this section so that we are familiar with how it works.
understand why we need each line and you'll be able to begin writing your own Dockerfiles.
In this video we will download a pre-built redis container and run it. Then we will start our application container and link them together. At the end of this lecture our application will be fully containerized!
In this lecture we'll look at the docker-compose.yml file that will let us start up our containers with one simple command.
A quick quiz to test you on some of the topics that we covered in this section.
Deployment Workflows & Docker Registries
In this lecture we'll look at two simple deployment workflows. We'll also discuss Registries and their role in the workflow.
If you want to set up your own private docker registry, do so now. Alternatively, if you want to use a service like DockerHub or Quay, sign up with them so you're ready to jump into the next section.
After this lecture you will be able to deploy your containers to production. We'll also see how to deploy new versions of your applications when you make changes to them.
In this lecture we'll discuss some gotchas and improvements to the previous lecture. We'll talk about setting up DNS entries, zero-downtime deployment of docker containers and putting reverse proxies in front of your containers.
Automating the deploy with Ansible
In this video we'll introduce the idea of automating the deploy. We'll discuss Ansible and give you a very high level overview of what it is and how it works.
In this video we'll go into depth into the concepts of Ansible. After this you should be more comfortable writing Ansible playbooks for yourself.
It's time to install Ansible if you haven't already installed it. In this lecture you'll install Ansible on your local machine.
In this lecture we'll look at the ansible playbook which will deploy our application and we'll run the playbook for the first time against our own servers. After this we'll be able to run this script as many times as we want to, each time it will deploy our application to the latest version.
In this video we'll quickly recap over what we learned so that it's fresh in your mind.