Introduction to Docker: Build Your Own Portfolio Site

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Use the Docker client to communicate with the Docker server to carry out various operations

Configure Docker in a real world development environment

Create a real website in a Docker container

Clock2 hours/week
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course on Introduction to Docker: Build your own portfolio website, you will learn how to use Docker on the command line and create your own portfolio website from a Bootstrap template in a Docker container. You will get to explore and demystify the Docker landscape and see how Docker works by using it. You will learn many fundamental concepts which will help you progress in your career, studies and knowledge, such as images, containers, the registry, the client/server model in Docker via the Docker Engine etc. You will use various commands and become comfortable spinning up containers, doing basic debugging to see statuses of containers, linking local files to files inside of Docker and learning basic networking to map a container port to a port on your local host machine to set up a development environment with Docker. Most importantly you will leave this course more confident in your knowledge of Docker and ready to understand Docker at a more advanced level, and ready to contribute better to your technical or development teams Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Task 1: Introduction and demo: What we'll build in this course

  2. Task 2: Create our first Docker container. And what exactly is Docker anyway?

  3. Task 3: Running containers in the background and port-mapping

  4. Task 4: Practise with basic Docker commands

  5. Task 5: Creating a development environment with Docker Volumes

  6. Task 6: Building a portfolio website in Docker

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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