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Building and Running Your First Docker App

by Dan Wahlin

This course will teach you the core fundamentals needed to build and run an application using Docker containers.

What you'll learn

Docker is a very powerful technology that can be used to package, deploy, and run your applications anywhere. In this course, Building and Running Your First Docker App, you’ll learn how an application can be run using Docker containers. First, you’ll explore the case for Docker and learn about the sample application that will be used throughout the course. Next, you’ll discover the role of Docker images and how you can build your own custom application image using a Dockerfile and Docker commands. From there, you’ll learn how to run a custom container and communicate with additional containers such as a database container. Finally, you'll cover how to build images and start multiple containers using an orchestration tool called Docker Compose. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the core skills and knowledge of Docker needed to build your own custom images and run your application in a container.

About the author

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting, which provides consulting and training services on JavaScript, Angular, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Docker, and Kubernetes. He is a Google GDE (and former Microsoft MVP and Regional Director), Docker Captain, and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world. Dan is active on Twitter (@DanWahlin), blogs at, and adds a lot of code to his Github repos at

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