Learn Devops: Continuously Deliver Better Software

Excel in delivering and deploying software using Git, Vagrant, Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, and Kubernetes
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  • Length 4.5 hours
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Published 11/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to apply DevOps. Why DevOps? It is one of the most sought after skills in the IT industry. The average salary in the US is $105,000 per year (source: Glassdoor), up to an average of $146,000 in San Fransisco (source: Indeed).

The course is aimed at software engineers and system administrators that want to deliver better software. Other IT professionals can also take this course, but might have to do some extra research to understand some of the concepts.

You will learn how to improve the Software Development Lifecycle by applying techniques to improve software delivery. I will explain how to improve delivery using automation, configuration management, provisioning and deployment tools. I also cover newer tools like Docker and Kubernetes. Where possible I point you towards the best practices in the field.

The course is very practical. There is about 3 to 4 hours of lectures, but you want to try out everything yourself, which will add multiple hours of learning. If you get stuck with the technology while trying, there is support available. I will answer your messages on the message boards and we have a Facebook group where you can post questions.

February 2016 Updates:

  • Added content about building tools like sbt and maven
  • By popular demand: added more Docker content about the architecture, images, volumes, and networking

What are the requirements?

  • Understanding the basics of networking and be able to write code in any programming language will significantly increase your course experience
  • If you are not familiar with the basic system administration concepts, you might have to do some additional reading. You can also use our discussion board to ask questions if something is unclear.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply DevOps in your team
  • Understand Continuous Delivery
  • Automate the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Automate the deployment process
  • Reduce release time
  • Release better software
  • Build a highly available and fully scalable application
  • Deploy microservices using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Automate using Ansible and Chef

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for System Administrators, Developers, IT Managers, IT Operations team members, who want to learn more about DevOps. If you are not exposed to software delivery, this course might not be suitable for you.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

This lecture explains how the course is structured and what the learning objectives are

Course Resources
Section 2: Concepts

This lecture explains what exactly DevOps is.


Continuously deliver software in a DevOps organization by improving the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and benefits of doing this


DevOps is a change of culture. It's also connected to the Lean Organization.


Version Control is a necessity. This lecture will explain how GIT works.


Overview of useful git commands


A demo showing you how to create a git repository, and use the git commands like git push, git pull, git checkout


Automation is a pillar of a DevOps enabled organization. In this lecture, I'll talk about automating tasks and saving the state (Configuration Management)


With Virtualization, Containerization, and the Cloud, provisioning has become a lot easier and faster. Getting provisioning right will help you to build a DevOps culture


Software delivery never stops, a little word about planning and monitoring

Concepts Test
10 questions
Section 3: Step 1 - Provisioning

How to provision instances locally on your PC, on-premise, or using Cloud technologies.


Vagrant is great for provisioning of Virtual Machines for development and testing. In this lecture we see why.

Vagrant for Windows Procedures

A demo showing you how to use Vagrant

Vagrant quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Step 2 - Automation and Configuration Management

What Configuration Management tools to use? Puppet, Salt, Chef, Ansible? I'll discuss the differences between Chef and Ansible in more detail.


An introduction to Ansible


Installing Ansible on your provisioned vagrant machine


A demo showing you how to install ansible on your vagrant virtual server


How to setup an Ansible playbook. We'll use an nginx playbook as an example


A demo of using the nginx playbook to set up a webserver, using vagrant.


We can invoke ansible immediately during the provisioning process of Vagrant. It's also possible to provision directly on Amazon AWS EC2 Virtual Servers.


A demo showing how to provision an AWS EC2 machine and immediately run an Ansible playbook on it. Requires Amazon AWS Account.


Ansible best practices: the use of Ansible roles.


More Ansible best practices


The Ansible directory layout you should create for Ansible playbooks


An introduction to Chef, an alternative for Ansible


An introduction to Chef


An introduction to Chef


A lecture on using Chef knife


A demo on using Chef knife


Using chef-server


Best practices in Chef: using Chef roles


A demo of using chef server with knife


A brief explanation about AWS Opsworks, which is Chef on Amazon AWS

Section 5: Step 3 - Continuous Integration

An introduction to Continuous Integration: how to make sure the application being written is properly tested

Jenkins Resources

Continuous Integration using Jenkins: an introduction and the installation of Jenkins on a Vagrant Virtual Machine


Using Jenkins with the Play! Framework. How to test and package a Scala / Java app


How to package applications. A comparison of sbt and maven


Building an app in Jenkins


A demonstration of building an app using Jenkins


How to automate testing using Jenkins


Using jenkins to package our application


A demo showing how to automate testing and package our Play! application

Section 6: Step 4 - Deployments

After building and packaging, we need to deploy our application on our servers


Where to store our artifacts? An introduction to repository management to take care of our Debian packages


A demo showing how to use artifact storage and how to deploy our application

Section 7: Step 5 - Continuous Monitoring

It doesn't stop when an application is deployed: Continous Monitoring

Section 8: The Twelve Factor app

The Twelve Factor Application. The standard you should follow when developing applications on private or public cloud.

The Twelve Factor Application. The standard you should follow when developing applications on private or public cloud.
Section 9: Containerization

From monolithic applications to Microservices


Docker, the missing piece to run microservices


A hello world demo using Docker


The difference between Virtual Machines and Containerization. Explains how isolation is applied in containers.


Docker Image Layers, Container Layer (Thin R/W Layer), Copy on write strategy


Docker Volumes, Docker Volumes Plugins, and using external storage with Docker using Flocker


Docker User Defined Networks, Bridged Networks and Overlay Networks


Docker Hub can be used as a Docker Repository for public and private images


Docker Compose for a multi-container setup


Docker compose demo with 1x nodeJS web container and 1x MySQL container


Provision Docker Hosts with Docker Machine


This demo shows how to provision docker containers in AWS using docker-machine


Docker Swarm can be used to cluster docker containers. This lecture provides an architecture overview and an example Swarm setup using Concul


A demo showing you how to setup a Docker Swarm cluster using Vagrant

Section 10: Container Orchestration

Container Orchestration introduction: how to make sure we have a technology to manage all our containers


An explanation of Kubernetes to manage our containers

Kubernetes Procedures

How to deploy containers using Kubernetes


A demo that shows how to deploy a NodeJS application using Kubernetes

Section 11: Labs

A very practical challenge to bring your DevOps skills into practice!

Section 12: Finished!
Thank you!
Bonus Lecture: My Other Courses
Sources and Further Readings

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Instructor Biography

Edward Viaene, DevOps, Cloud, Big Data Specialist

I've been a System Administrator and full stack developer for over 10 years, the typical profile for a DevOps engineer. I've been working in multiple organizations and startups. I've cofounded a startup that focusses on applying DevOps and Cloud. I have been training people in newer technologies, like Big Data. I've trained a lot of people working in FTSE 100 & S&P 100 companies. Today I mainly work together with companies to improve their software delivery processes, while coaching and teaching on platforms like Udemy.

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