Docker can bring many benefits to your development workflow and deployment process. You'll learn how to use Docker tools and commands, how to work with images and containers, container orchestration techniques, and much more.
Building web apps that run the same in multiple environments can be a time-consuming process. This course, Docker for Web Developers, will teach you how to use Docker's open platform so that you can efficiently build apps that run consistently across any machine.
First, you'll learn about Docker, its toolbox, the Docker Machine and Docker Client commands, and how all these components help you in your development environment. Next, you'll learn to work with images, as well as Docker containers and how to link and manage them. Finally, you'll discover how to get a fully-functional development environment up and running, both locally and in the cloud.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to increase your productivity and create lightweight apps that run the same no matter the environment.
What is Docker?
Docker is a set of PaaS (platform as a service) products that delivers software through containers. It's basically a container engine that helps automate application deployment through operating-system-level virtualization.
What are the benefits of Docker?
Some of the major advantages of learning and using Docker are:
Allows the possibility for a much higher ROI
Widespread cost savings because of greater efficiency
More consistency across development and release cycles
Greater compatibility between developers and teams
More easily maintainable production infrastructure
Much faster deployment
What will I learn in this course?
This Docker tutorial will introduce you to Docker and how/why to use it. Topics covered include:
What is Docker
Docker benefits for web developers
Docker machine and Docker client
Using Docker containers
How to work with images
Container orchestration techniques
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn Docker and its tools & commands. The course is especially geared towards web developers, but you don't have to be a web dev to get value out of it.
Are there any prerequisites?
This is a beginner level, introductory course to Docker, so it assumes no prior knowledge of Docker. However, it does assume an understanding of web development and/or application development, so just keep that in mind. Either way, it will be valuable to all.
Course Overview Welcome to the Docker for Web Developers course. My name is Dan Wahlin, and I'm a web developer and software architect and really excited about the potential that Docker offers us as web developers. Now, any time you start with a new technology, you want to know the benefits that it's going to bring to you, and we're going to start with that at the very beginning of the course. From there, we'll jump into installing Docker on a Windows machine and on a Mac and learn about the tools and commands you can use to work with Docker, including key Docker client commands you can run, such as docker pull, which will pull images from Docker Hub. We'll learn about what an image is, how you can convert that into a running container, and how the layered file system plays a role behind the scenes. By the time we're done, we'll have an entire development environment set up using something called Docker Compose. And this is a really powerful technology for the development environment, and you'll see the process from start to finish of building a fully functional website. So we have a lot of great stuff to cover in this course. As I said, I'm really excited about the technology, so let's jump into the official agenda for the course.