Mastering Docker
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Mastering Docker

Master the art of containerizing your applications using Docker, enhancing the software development process
4.1 (31 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Containerize a web-based application with a base container and automate it using Dockerfile
  • Orchestrate, deploy, and scale a complex application using Docker Compose and Docker Machine
  • Get to know the software defined networking architecture used in Docker, which includes single-host and multi-host networking
  • Architect, create, and manage clusters of Docker hosts and deploy applications on them
  • Deploy Diaspora onto a cluster in AWS
  • Use managed clusters such as Kubernetes and Mesos/Marathon
  • Harden your infrastructure against predators by following security best-practices
  • Customize Docker to your needs using logging, volume, and networking plugins
  • Get more out of Docker using Ecosystem Tools and Services
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  • It is also for those who haven’t tried Docker yet but have extensive experience with Unix and Git.

Docker is a tool that is designed to benefit both developers and system administrators. For developers, it means they can develop applications without worrying about the system it will be running on. For system administrators, it gives them flexibility and reduces the number of systems required.

This video will teach you to leverage advanced-level Docker. It starts by introducing how Docker works the way it does, first scripting a layer in a Docker workflow—Dockerfile. Next, you will explore compose by writing a docker-compose.yml file for a social network app, and look at top-down approaches to building network topologies for our social network’s containers.

Then you will be familiarized with the swarm workflow, Kubernetes, and Google’s tool for setting up a managed cluster. You will learn how to set up Docker’s plugin infrastructure and use the customization options. By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully manage your Docker containers, with the help of minecraft server.

About The Author

Shrikrishna Holla is a full stack developer and entrepreneur based in
Bengaluru. He builds and maintains, a service that provides
provides actionable alerts, allowing engineers to take immediate
remedial measures.

Who is the target audience?
  • This book is for developers, DevOps, and SysAdmins who have a fair idea of what Docker is all about but haven’t used it in practice yet.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Recollecting Docker Basics
4 Lectures 33:03

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 04:00

The aim of this video is to talk about the underlying concepts of Docker. It is critical for us to know how the internals of Docker are laid out so that if we encounter problems whilst using Docker, we will be able to figure out exactly what went wrong and where.

Recollecting Docker Concepts

The aim of this video is to revisit some of the more useful Docker CLI commands.

Docker CLI Commands

Running setup commands in a running container and then committing it, although possible, is not an efficient solution. It also doesn’t lend itself very well to automation. So, we will look at automating the image creation process using Docker file and the Docker build command.

Scripting Primer
Composing Services
3 Lectures 28:18

In this section and video, we will learn about Docker Compose. Compose is a tool for orchestrating multi-container Docker applications.

Preview 10:08

We have set up diaspora enough number of times in various different ways in the last few videos. Let us apply this learning to make a deployment of diaspora on to an AWS instance

Deploying Composed Services

The aim of this video is to scale application services across multiple containers in a single host.

Single Host Scaling
Docker Networking
4 Lectures 31:04

The aim of this video is to discuss the default networking drivers available in Docker, and specifically the bridge network.

Preview 11:25

Discuss and get familiar with the multi-host networks completely.

Multi-host Networks

The aim of this video is to explore solutions to service discovery

Service Discovery

In this video, we will be designing infrastructure for the next phase of our diaspora deployment.

Designing Infrastructure of the Social Network
Creating a Container Swarm
2 Lectures 22:03

Use Swarm to deploy diaspora on a cluster of Docker hosts.

Preview 14:53

Deploying a Swarm cluster on AWS.

Swarm on AWS
Container Management at Scale
3 Lectures 26:48

Discover the tools that give more power to operations, with a better ability to scale out. These tools are production ready, are battle tested, and are being used in production today at some of the biggest companies.

Preview 06:13

Explore Kubernetes, Google’s cluster management tool that they use to back their container engine.


We will be setting up Marathon and Mesos locally in a VM.

Marathon / Mesos
Docker Security
3 Lectures 18:21

Discuss security considerations and possible attack vectors in a Docker deployment.

Preview 07:30

Explore Docker Bench for Security tool and use it for our Docker environment.

Docker Bench for Security

Deals with the issue of content security when transferring objects over an untrusted medium—the Internet.

Notary and Content Security
Docker Plugins and Drivers
3 Lectures 14:30

Discuss the options available to route logs—logging drivers.

Preview 05:05

Learn how to use volume plugins.

Volume Plugins

Discover how to extend Docker with the Network Plugins

Network Plugins
Best Practices and Ecosystem Tools
3 Lectures 17:39

Discuss the best practices in a Docker environment.

Preview 09:38

Discover the tools available to complement workflows in the Docker ecosystem.

Ecosystem Tools

We will look at Dockercraft.

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