Introduction to Docker on Windows with Visual Studio 2017

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.
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(40)
Level
Beginner
Updated
July 26, 2017
Duration
4h 31m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(40)
Level
Beginner
Updated
July 26, 2017
Duration
4h 31m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Transcript
Transcript

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 and docker are one of the most impactful new technologies that has been added to the Microsoft stack. I believe it will fundamentally change the way we will 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 6 different 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 module two where we will have a look at how Visual studio helps us in automating a lot of thing and provides 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 e.g. 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 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 that creates containers, and how we can use these containers in our deployment pipelines to push containers to our test and production environments.

The final step is to deploy your solution to a production environment But production requires us to have additional capabilities like failover, automatic scaling, fault tolerance and the 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 is using Azure Container Services (ACS).

We finalize this course with looking at the second option to deploy our containers and that is Azure Service Fabric. I will also show you here, how to set up the cluster, how to deploy your solution to the cluster and how to do all of this in a fully automated way using release management capabilities of VSTS.

Before you begin this course the only thing you need to understand is some basic C# and some basic ASP.NET since that is the type of application we will be using during the demos. All the other stuff needed regarding containers, docker and container clusters will be described in the course.

Hope to see you soon at the course Introduction to Docker on Windows with Visual Studio 2017, at Pluralsight.