Course info
August 1, 2016
2h 12m

There have been some major changes to Docker that were introduced with Docker 1.12, and this course, Getting Started with Docker, will help get you up to speed. You'll start with installing Docker on the most common development and production platforms - Windows and Mac laptops, Windows Server 2016, and Linux. Next, you'll get to see some fundamental concepts of containers and images, including how to perform common management tasks. You'll also spend a good deal of time covering all the new stuff introduced with Docker 1.12, including Swarm mode, services, scaling, rolling updates, stacks, and distributed application bundles. After this course, you'll be up and running with some of the game-changing improvements announced with Docker 1.12 and have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Docker.

About the author
About the author

Nigel is a popular figure in the tech industry, renowned for his love of storage and deep technical knowledge. Nigel writes a popular long-running storage blog as well as having hosted many popular technology podcasts, all of which are which are known for their excellent treatment of technical topics.

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More courses by Nigel Poulton

Hi. My name’s Nigel Poulton. And I was gonna say I’m from England, or the UK. But you know what..... I spend soo much of my time these days inside of containers riding about on clouds...... that I think no longer matters where I’m from. Anyway..... I’m a Docker Captain..... and the author of quite a few Docker-related courses here at Pluralsight. But this one here is the best yet – by a mile! My Magnum Opus if you will.And I’m really excited to be presenting it to you!

So for quite a while now Docker and containers have been threatening to change the way we do IT. And for some companies, yeah.... It’s definitely already done that. But I dunno.... It feels like there’s always been something missing... sort of not quite there yet when it comes to being ready fo prime-time real-world production deployments, at scale. Well I’m telling you now.... that stuff’s here! And we’re all over it in this course!

So.........we’ll be covering how to get up and running with Docker..... including all the new things that got introduced with Docker 1.12.

Things like native orchestration with swarm mode – in all its highly-available, default secure-out-of-the-box goodness. We’ll cover the new declarative service model. See how to scale services, see how to perform rolling application updates. And in case that’s not enough..... We’ll cover stacks and bundles.... The future of developing and deploying large-scale microservice apps.

Now tell me that’s not worth a couple of hours of your time!