The Docker for DevOps course: From development to production

The Docker for DevOps course: From development to production

Updated for Docker v17.06. Learn how to build and deploy web applications with Docker in an automated way.

What You'll Learn

Deploy web apps with Docker
Secure your app with SSL
Confidence to apply for DevOps

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From Docker novice to DevOps expert in 7 hours

July 2017 Update: Added a new bonus lecture that covers updating the examples in this course to work with Docker v17.06 along with the latest Docker Compose.

Looking to level up your skills by deploying your own web application? How about furthering your career by picking up years worth of general DevOps skills?

Prepare to get excited about Docker (and this course)!

Dozens of massive companies are using Docker every day but the awesome thing about Docker is it works incredibly well even for the smallest projects.

Nowadays learning about Docker and general DevOps skills is gaining massive momentum in the tech scene. It's similar to how mobile app development was a few years ago.

Companies are EXPECTING new developers to manage the full life cycle of their web applications. This means BOTH developing and deploying your apps.

Here's your chance to STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE.

The Docker for DevOps course isn't just your run of the mill introduction to Docker course, you can get that info by skimming Docker's website.

This course shows you WHAT you can build with Docker and HOW to do it -- of course you'll learn the Docker basics along the way!

Together we'll walk through developing and deploying a multi-service Flask and Ruby on Rails application (more framework examples will be provided as bonus lectures too).

Oh and don't worry, you won't need Flask or Ruby on Rails experience to understand this course. The emphasis is on deploying a web application, not building one.

Learning by example is a great way to retain information and learn quickly. 

"The course has a perfect balance between theory and practical material. At the end of the course, you have a working and secured web app with fully automated deployment along with an understanding of how it works. This is exactly what I wanted from the course."

Ready to level up?

Here's what you'll get when you sign up to my course today:

  • You'll learn how to get your development environment set up to run Docker. Windows, Mac and Linux users will be able to follow along.
  • Next, you'll learn the Docker basics and we'll complete a hello world example.
  • You'll Dockerize a Flask or Ruby on Rails application and pickup a few best practices on how to create a production ready application with those frameworks.
  • You'll learn how to create a staging server so you can test your app.
  • You'll learn how to keep your app running forever by getting a crash course with systemd.
  • You'll learn how to configure and serve your app over SSL (HTTPS) with nginx.
  • You'll get $10 in free hosting credits on DigitalOcean to deploy your application.
  • You'll learn how to purchase and configure a domain name (and make it work with your new server).
  • Finally, you'll learn how to obtain a FREE SSL certificate and hook it up.

I'll also give you tips on where to go next for topics such as:

  • Adding more services to your app
  • Scaling out beyond 1 host
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Hooking up a continuous integration pipeline
  • Dealing with centralized logging
  • Looking into using various configuration management tools

You're getting all of that AND additional bonus lectures for just $25.

This course is jam packed with over 100 lectures, 7+ hours of videos and quizzes. You'll also receive full PDF text directions for each video lecture and complete source code examples.

"This course was really well put together and covers a wide range of topics around both DevOps and Docker. I chose it primarily for the Docker side, but learned a lot about Ruby and Python too. I am very pleased with this course."

Why is it worth using Docker?

  • Saves a ton of time and headaches when setting up development environments.
  • Easily move an application across environments or servers.
  • Removes issues such as "well, it worked on my machine!".
  • Makes developing with teams a much more pleasant experience.
  • Works on most major platforms.
  • Has amazing support on most cloud hosting providers.
  • You won't need expensive hosting to deploy your web applications.
  • Docker as a company is well funded and moving forward quickly.

"Well structured course with high quality information. Source code is really well written and well structured. The tutor support is like 24/7. He replied to my all questions within few hours and most of the times in few minutes."

Why is this course for you?

After finishing this course you'll have enough knowledge about Docker and general DevOps skills to start applying for jobs, so by investing in this course you're jump starting your DevOps career.

Or perhaps you have a thirst to broaden your skill set and want to save a ton of time by avoiding the tedious task of researching all of these topics on your own.

In either case, you're going to walk away with years of knowledge and best practices that I've accumulated while working as a consultant.

"Meticulous hands-on descriptions and recipes of how to utilize Docker and a lot of associated software in the real world scenario of building a web-app! I especially enjoyed the clear delivery of content: well structured, superbly produced, written summaries for each shown topic."

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Nick. I'm a consultant by day and open source contributor by night. I write software and help companies being their ideas to life.

I love learning new things and then sharing my knowledge with others.

I don't have a fancy degree but I do have experience shipping code and explaining my thought process to others while I talk about various technical topics.

Course Info.

Length:
7½ hours
Lessons:
110
Price:
$30.00
Language:
English

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Introduction
2:60 What does the course cover?
1:45 Dealing with issues
5:44 Life without Docker
Getting Started
This Course Has Updates!
19:59 Preparing your system for Docker
Preparing your system for Docker - Text directions
3:41 Installing Docker
Installing Docker - Text directions
2:23 Installing additional Docker tools
Installing additional Docker tools - Text directions
1:17 Installing Sublime Text
Installing Sublime Text - Text directions
Conclusion
2:11 What is Docker?
2:50 Benefits of using Docker
8:35 Docker hello world
Docker hello world - Text directions
6:21 Working with a Docker Registry
Working with a Docker Registry - Text directions
Building a Dockerized web app
1:33 Setting up a project directory
Setting up a project directory - Text directions
Dockerized Flask app
4:39 Project scaffolding
Project scaffolding - Text directions
8:31 The Dockerfile
The Dockerfile - Text directions
7:43 Building the app
Building the app - Text directions
15:47 Docker Compose
Docker Compose - Text directions
3:60 Alternative dev process
Dockerized Rails app
Did you follow along with Flask?
3:36 Project scaffolding
Project scaffolding - Text directions
8:36 The Dockerfile
The Dockerfile - Text directions
4:38 Docker Compose
15:17 Building the app
Building the app - Text directions
2:40 Alternative dev process
Spinning up a staging server
0:58 Benefits of a staging server
4:10 Picking an operating system
2:58 Why can't we use Vagrant?
Did you follow along with Rails?
7:14 Provisioning the staging server
Provisioning the staging server - Text directions
3:51 Installing sudo
Installing sudo - Text directions
6:40 Setting a static IP address
Setting a static IP address - Text directions
8:10 Setting up SSH
Setting up SSH - Text directions
2:59 Installing Docker
Installing Docker - Text directions
16:42 Operation automation
Operation automation - Text directions
4:31 Pulling the Docker images
Pulling the Docker images - Text directions
8:43 Pushing the web app
Pushing the web app - Text directions
4:56 Securing your staging server
Securing your staging server - Text directions
Crash course with systemd
2:70 What is systemd?
7:23 Creating your first unit files
Creating your first unit files - Text directions
9:41 Exploring the updated deploy script
Exploring the updated deploy script - Text directions
Adding nginx into the mix
5:11 What is nginx?
11:10 Customizing the official nginx image
Customizing the official nginx image - Text directions
5:36 Creating self signed SSL certificates
Create self signed SSL certificates - Text directions
16:90 Updating the deploy files
Updating the deploy files - Text directions
Creating a production server
3:24 Picking a hosting provider
1:39 Signing up with Digital Ocean
Signing up with Digital Ocean - Text directions
5:12 Creating a new droplet
Creating a new droplet - Text directions
14:51 Preparing your droplet
Preparing your droplet - Text directions
Registering a domain name
2:20 Picking a domain registrar
Picking a domain registrar - Text directions
4:15 Purchasing and configuring a domain
Obtaining an SSL certificate
2:19 Picking a certificate authority
Signing up with a free authority
Signing up with a better authority
1:23 Investigating Let's Encrypt
Investigating Let's Encrypt - Text directions
4:19 Using your certificates in production
Using your certificates in production - Text directions
1:45 Verifying the certificates are graded an A+
Verifying the certificates are graded an A+ - Text directions
Where to go next?
0:33 Congrats, you finished the main course
3:20 Adding more services to your web app
11:20 Planning to scale
Planning to scale - Text directions
16:00 Monitoring, metrics and alerting
Monitoring, metrics and alerting - Text directions
5:23 Exploring Continuous Integration (CI)
4:13 Centralized logging
3:52 Evaluating configuration management tools
Evaluating configuration management tools - Text directions
Bonus lectures
14:41 Setting up automated database backups
Setting up automated database backups - Text directions
6:31 Replacing Debian with CoreOS
Replacing Debian with CoreOS - Text directions
5:15 Installing Docker on Windows or OSX without a graphical VM
Installing Docker on Windows or OSX without a graphical VM - Text directions
16:13 Upgrading Docker 1.8.x to Docker 1.10.x
Upgrading Docker 1.8.x to Docker 1.10.x - Text directions
6:50 Upgrading Docker to 17.06

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