Learn how to use Docker on Windows to containerize your application delivery. Learn full cycle CI/CD application delivery using Docker containers, all up to production clusters running on either Azure ACS with Kubernetes or on Service Fabric.
Many developers and architects are challenged with the ask to move to continuous delivery and DevOps. They also see the emerging popularity of Docker and are asked to move their new and current .Net applications to a "dockerized" solution.
In this course, Introduction to Docker on Windows with Visual Studio 2017, you'll learn how to use Docker to deliver solutions to the Windows platform.
First, you'll explore the options and capabilities Docker has to offer on the Windows platform. Next, you'll delve into how Visual Studio 2017 simplifies the use of Docker in the development cycle. Finally, you'll learn how to implement a delivery pipeline with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTST) or TFS to deploy to any of the target platforms, ranging from single windows server to a cluster of machines managed by cluster managers like Kubernetes or Service Fabric.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to explain how containers work on windows, how to build Docker containers to run new or existing workloads, and how to deploy your applications to different container hosting solutions on premise or in the cloud.
What is Docker?
Docker is a set PaaS (platform as a service) products that delivers software through containers. It's basically a container engine that helps automate application deployment and operating system level virtualization.
Why is Docker so popular?
Docker and its containers have revolutionized software development by creating more consistency, efficiency, and standardization through repeatable development, build, test, and production environments! It opens the way for continuous integration and continous delivery (CI/CD).
What will I learn in this course?
You will learn full cycle CI/CD application delivery using Docker containers by:
Being introduced to Docker, Visual Studio, and the Windows Platform
Using Docker tools in Visual Sutdio
Handling data in containers & testing
Learning the continuous delivery pipeline in VSTS
Deploying to Azure Container Services (ACS)
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use Docker on Windows with Visual Studio. It will be especially useful to developers and architects trying to move to continuous delivery and DevOps.
What prerequisites will I need for this course?
You should understand some basic C# and basic ASP.NET before beginning this course. If you need some refreshers, check out this C# fundamentals course and/or this ASP.NET course.
Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Helping organizations transform towards a high speed, innovative, and productive organization is his passion.
Course Overview Hi everyone! My name is Marcel de Vries, and welcome to my course, Introduction to Docker on Windows with Visual Studio 2017. I am the chief technology officer at Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in the Netherlands. Containers in Docker are one of the most impactful new technologies that lately have been added to the Microsoft stack. I believe it will fundamentally change the way we produce software in the future. This course is all about getting you up to speed with this new and amazing cool technology. This course consists of six modules. The first module will be all about getting to know Docker on Windows. We will learn the fundamental pieces so you can really understand how things work before we move on to the module 2 where we have a look at how Visual Studio helps us in automating a lot of things and provide us with a very productive way of building and debugging your solutions across multiple containers. After understanding the fundamentals and how Visual Studio helps you along the way, we will then have a look at some additional container concepts and how we can use, for example, data volumes and the stateless nature of containers to improve our throughput when testing applications. After we know how to build and run our existing ASP. NET full framework applications in a container, we then take the next step in automating the build and delivery pipelines. We do this with Visual Studio Team Services, and I will show you how easy it is to create a build to create that produces a container that we can then use in our deployment pipeline to push to a production environment. The final step is to deploy your solution to an automated environment. But production requires us to have additional capabilities like failover, automatic scaling, fault tolerance, and ability to deploy your new version of your application without any downtime. For this we will have a look at two options to run your containers in production. The first solution will be Azure Container Services. We finalize this course with looking at a second option to deploy our containers, and that is Azure Service Fabric. I will also show you here how to set up a cluster and how to deploy your solution to the cluster in a fully automated way using release management capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services. By the end of this course, you will be able to fully understand what containers are, how to use Docker to build and manage containers, and how to leverage the container goodness to make your life as a developer or DevOps engineer a whole lot easier. Before you begin this course, the only thing you really need to understand is some basic C# and some basic ASP. NET. All the other stuff needed regarding containers, Docker, and container clusters will be described in this course. I hope to see you soon in the course, Introduction to Docker on Windows with Visual Studio 2017 at Pluralsight.