Building and Running Your First Docker App (Pluralsight)

Building and Running Your First Docker App (Pluralsight)
Instructor: Dan Wahlin

Course Description

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.

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Understanding of Docker fundamentals as well as experience building applications and using the command-line.


Developers looking to build, run, and deploy their applications using Docker.

Course Outline

  • Course Overview
  • Setting Up Your Development Environment
  • Create an Application Image
  • Run an Application Container
  • Communicate Between Multiple Containers


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