Scaling Docker for AWS
Ruby on Rails application on AWS.

Looking to scale your web applications with Docker? How about gaining heaps of practical knowledge about working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Prepare to get excited about this course!

AWS has over a million customers, some of which are the most popular websites in the world. You can be sure that AWS will be a great fit for your web application regardless of what scale you're running at.

One awesome thing about using AWS is that a ton of companies are hiring people who have experience with it. All of the knowledge you gain from this course can be used to apply for DevOps or cloud computing positions.

The main AWS component that you'll learn about in this course is Amazon ECS, which is the Amazon EC2 Container Service. It's Amazon's take on how to manage a cluster of Docker containers.

The first section of this course will concentrate on getting familiar with AWS and then performing a deep dive on Amazon ECS where you'll learn everything there is to know about it. You'll also get familiar with Amazon ECR which is Amazon's private Docker registry.

During this deep dive there will be plenty of guided labs to get your hands dirty.

The second section of this course will be all about Dockerizing a multi-service Ruby on Rails application, as well as profiling that application with Docker and other open source tools.

If you're not a developer or have no intentions of using Ruby on Rails that's fine because you can skip the development section. The only thing you'll have to do is build the Docker image, which will be as simple as running a few commands.

The third section of this course will be taking the knowledge learned from previous sections and deploying the application to production on AWS in a fault tolerant way.

You'll learn how to calculate costs for a real life project hosted on AWS and load balance the web application so you can scale out to as many hosts as you need.

Along the way you'll learn about many other AWS resources and also learn how to hook up a domain name to a load balancer and secure it with a free SSL certificate.

This entire course is very hands on, with just enough theory to understand the main goal -- which is to get you comfortable scaling your web apps with Docker on AWS.

"Excellent teacher and great material - easy to follow and informative. I especially like the hands-on labs."

Here's what you'll get when you sign up to my course today:

  • You'll learn how to get your development environment set up to run Docker. Windows, Mac and Linux users will be able to follow along.
  • You'll learn what Amazon ECS is and how it differs from similar services.
  • You'll learn everything there is to know about Amazon ECS.
  • You'll learn how to create your own private Docker Registry with Amazon ECR.
  • You'll gain general AWS knowledge on identity and access management, security groups, EC2, S3, ELB, RDS, ElastiCache and more.
  • You'll learn how to Dockerize a Ruby on Rails web application.
  • You'll learn how to profile your applications with Docker.
  • You'll learn how to price out a project on AWS at various traffic loads.
  • You'll learn how to load balance your web application on AWS.
  • You'll learn how to wire up a custom domain to your load balanced web app.
  • You'll learn how to create and use a FREE SSL certificate.

Why is it worth using Docker?

  • Saves a ton of time and headaches when setting up development environments.
  • Easily move an application across environments or servers.
  • Removes issues such as "well, it worked on my machine!".
  • Makes developing with teams a much more pleasant experience.
  • Works on most major platforms.
  • Has amazing support on most cloud hosting providers.
  • Docker as a company is well funded and moving forward quickly.

Why is it worth using AWS?

  • Amazon's infrastructure is spread across the globe.
  • Amazon has a tremendous amount of experience operating at scale.
  • Reap the rewards of using battle hardened services.
  • Avoid having to manage the low level details of your infrastructure.
  • Many companies are hiring people with AWS experience.
  • You can try it out for free for an entire year.
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$99
Docker, Apache Mesos & DCOS
Run and manage you own IaaS cloud datacenter

It’s been a few years since Marc Andreessen, the found of Mosaic and Netscape - coined the phrase software is eating the world. But indeed it is true today. , the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered almost a cliché. No matter your industry, you’re expected to be reimagining your business to make sure you’re not the next local taxi company or hotel chain caught completely off guard by your equivalent of Uber or Airbnb.

Doing business in the 21st century means embracing a world where software quite literally powers everything—from televisions to cars, and from social media to banking systems.

In the mean time Software development has seen a paradigm shift in the last few decades.

From the beginning of computing era in the 1960s up to late 1990s, the software was built by relatively small teams. These teams used large monolithic software stacks to build relatively simple and smaller applications which were used by 1 to a few tens of people. These applications were deployed on a central network server which the users connected to via their terminals and used the application.

The current era is all about ubiquitous connectivity and ever increasing adoption of mobile computing. To cater to these demands - the modern mobile apps and web applications are reaching global scale and billions of users. These app and web applications are built by larger teams which are geographically distributed. They build those large applications by stitching together a collection of services, APIs or microservices.

These services use a variety of stacks and are independent of each other. The services run on clusters spanning thousands or tens of thousands of servers or nodes. And the consumers use these applications over the cloud and the public internet using their mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Deployment, management and operationalizing these large complex infrastructures is a daunting task. Containerization of the apps and services help to simplify these tasks. But even containers leave A bulk of administration tasks for deploying the latest application code, upgrading the servers, mapping the service end points, etc. to the user and DevOps engineers.

Won't it be great if we were able to aggregate and combine all the computing power available to us in our datacenter and treat it as one large computer?

What if we had a smart operating system which could manage our entire data center just like Linux or MacOS or Windows can manage our personal computers. Whether we are managing two virtual nodes or 10,000 Of them - Wouldn’t it be nice just to instruct our collection of servers or our datacenter – hey datacenter I want to run a web application and a database? Here is the code – and here are the commands to run these applications – please figure out which nodes can run these applications; deploy them and run them. By the way, if any of those nodes die – please make sure you move my application to another healthy node so that the end users do not experience any disruption.
Then based on the requirement of a particular app, a scheduler can dynamically allocate resources to the application. This will make the whole system much more efficient. We will be able to free up resources and drive the utilization up. This methodology has all kinds of benefits from saved costs to more uptime of the application and less administrative overhead.

This is exactly what Docker, Apache Mesos, and DC/OS provide.

Docker is open source engine that can help you automate the deployment of applications inside software containers. Is was released in March 2013 and has been gaining popularity ever since. It has over 100 million downloads, and over 75000 applications are running as dockerized applications – that is a LOT!

Apache Mesos is an open source cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks.

Mesosphere DC/OS is an enterprise grade datacenter-scale operating system, providing a single platform for running containers, big data, and distributed apps in production.

DC/OS is built on the Apache Mesos core and provides newer technology including the native container-orchestration, Marathon application platform, intuitive user interfaces and much much more.

Knowledge and experience about Docker, Apache Mesos and DC/OS could be very valuable for your career. The latest stats and figures show some amazing numbers like jobs requiring these skill sets pay higher than most of the jobs posted on public job boards within the US and annual salaries for professionals could be as high as $120,000. That is the exact reason why you must enroll in this course and take your career to the next level.

As the title suggests – this course aims to provide you enough knowledge about Docker, Apache Mesos, and DC/OS so that you can run and operate your own data center using these components together. But specifically:

  • You will learn about containerization of apps, the plethora of benefits and leverages offered by containers and Docker.
  • You will also be able to able to install and run your Docker instances and run your containerized apps on it.
    With the prospect of making software deployment faster and increase user reach, you will be able to employ DC/OS to manage your data centers better.
  • You will learn about running your application and services within DC/OS in a load balanced manner.
  • You will be able to install new services and packages to deploy complex applications within your DC/OS cluster
  • You will learn about administrative tasks and operational utilities you can use to manage your DC/OS cluster.
  • Using Docker, Apache Mesos & DCOS you will be able to make your business operations effective and efficient. These tools will result in optimized resource utilization, automated self-healing and scalability and ultimately real and tangible cost savings.
  • With more effectiveness and efficiency, in turn, you will be able to muster depth, scalability, and expanse in your software/ App projects.
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$99
Docker for DevOps
Application development and life cycle management

Looking to level up your skills by deploying your own web application? How about furthering your career by picking up years worth of general DevOps skills?

Prepare to get excited about Docker (and this course)!

Dozens of massive companies are using Docker every day but the awesome thing about Docker is it works incredibly well even for the smallest projects.

Nowadays learning about Docker and general DevOps skills is gaining massive momentum in the tech scene. It's similar to how mobile app development was a few years ago.

Companies are EXPECTING new developers to manage the full life cycle of their web applications. This means BOTH developing and deploying your apps.

Here's your chance to STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE.

The Docker for DevOps course isn't just your run of the mill introduction to Docker course. You can get that info by skimming Docker's website.

This course shows you WHAT you can build with Docker and HOW to do it -- of course you'll learn the Docker basics along the way!

Together we'll walk through developing and deploying a multi-service Flask and Ruby on Rails application (more framework examples will be provided as bonus lectures too).

Oh and don't worry, you won't need Flask or Ruby on Rails experience to understand this course. The emphasis is on deploying a web application, not building one.

Learning by example is a great way to retain information and learn quickly.

"The course has a perfect balance between theory and practical material. At the end of the course, you have a working and secured web app with fully automated deployment along with an understanding of how it works. This is exactly what I wanted from the course."

Ready to level up?

Here's what you'll get when you sign up to my course today:

  • You'll learn how to get your development environment set up to run Docker. Windows, Mac and Linux users will be able to follow along.
  • Next, you'll learn the Docker basics and we'll complete a hello world example.
  • You'll Dockerize a Flask or Ruby on Rails application and pickup a few best practices on how to create a production ready application with those frameworks.
  • You'll learn how to create a staging server so you can test your app.
  • You'll learn how to keep your app running forever by getting a crash course with systemd.
  • You'll learn how to configure and serve your app over SSL (HTTPS) with nginx.
  • You'll get $10 in free hosting credits on DigitalOcean to deploy your application.
  • You'll learn how to purchase and configure a domain name (and make it work with your new server).
  • Finally, you'll learn how to obtain a FREE SSL certificate and hook it up.

I'll also give you tips on where to go next for topics such as:

  • Adding more services to your app
  • Scaling out beyond 1 host
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Hooking up a continuous integration pipeline
  • Dealing with centralized logging
  • Looking into using various configuration management tools
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$99
Introduction to Kubernetes using Docker
Build projects on Google Cloud

Docker dramatically changed (for the better) the lives of those who transfer, install and manage software applications on a regular basis. It made the process much less complicated and virtually eliminated any stress involved. Now, Kubernetes has made the whole thing even easier (yes, it’s possible). Want to learn how to containerize your application and then automate it from start to finish? This is the course for you...

Understand the World of Microservices

  • Install Docker and a Kubernetes cluster from scratch
  • Learn how to run and manage containers effectively
  • Create Kubernetes pods, deployments and services
  • Build Docker images and configure Docker Hub from scratch
  • Deploy a multi-component software application efficiently and easily

Develop, Ship and Run Applications with Ease

This course is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners right up to expert computer nerds. All you need is a fast internet connection, a credit card to set up a free trial on Google Cloud (no extra cost), and a basic working knowledge of modern technology.

You’ll start off by getting familiar with Google Cloud, Docker and Kubernetes, learning what they do and how you’ll be using them. Then you’ll take an in-depth look at the two most important tools, Docker and Kubernetes. Once you’ve gotten a good grasp on how each one works, you’ll move on to the course projects. You’ll install WordPress using Google Cloud, which includes creating Docker files, images, and containers along with deploying the site live.

Next you’ll create and configure a back-end and front-end master and slave nodes with replication controllers; apps managed by Kubernetes using a cluster of VMs. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, you’ll get hands-on training at every step to guide you in the right direction.

By the end of this course you will know what containers are and more than one way to use them to deliver software applications faster. You’ll know everything you need to know about Docker and Kubernetes, and you’ll never have to worry about using either one for your software application project ever again!

About Kubernetes and Docker

Docker is the world’s leading software containerization platform. It packages your application into one standardised unit, wrapping it into a complete file system that contains everything needed to run on a server. Kubernetes is a system created by Google to automate the deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications (like the ones Docker creates). The two combined make life a breeze for anyone needing to transport, install and maintain complex software applications anywhere.

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$99
Essential Docker for Python Flask Development
Best practice API architecture

This course will teach you the essential knowledge required to integrate Docker in your everyday development flow. Docker is an easy way for developers to recreate a production-level server cluster locally in their desktop or laptop using very few resources.

A lot of companies and startups are moving to Docker, because it speeds up the development process and reduces the amount of debugging that occurs when they create software against different versions of their operating system and libraries.

The course covers the basic concepts and goes through the setup of different use cases, specifically Flask-related, from a simple web application to MySQL and MongoDB multi-server setups.

At the end of the course students will be able to write solid Dockerfiles and Docker Compose configuration files that will allow them to write software against reliable environments and without the need to install packages like Python, MySQL or MongoDB. Just install the simple Docker client for Windows or Mac and you’re set to go!

If you already know the basics of Flask and you are interested in how to setup Docker containers for their development, this is the course for you.

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$49
Docker Compose in Depth
Build multi-container environments with Compose

Docker has taken the development world by storm in recent years, being the first effective tool that wraps up a piece of software in a complete file system package, installs it on a server, and runs it repeatedly. However, until recently it was difficult to do this with micro-architectures composed of numerous containers that all need to work in conjunction with one another. Enter Docker Compose, the handiest tool to hit the tech world since Docker. Here’s everything you need to know...

Learn Docker Compose Inside Out

  • Define multi-container application environments
  • Create flexible, customisable environments and networks
  • Transform an existing application into a fully Docker-ised environment
  • Enhance your Docker experience

Make Your Docker Experience Even More Stress-Free

This Docker Compose online course will make you a DC expert, learning the tool from top to bottom. It has been specifically designed for those that already know Docker, so you’ll skip the baby steps and dive straight in. First you’ll cover the basic features using a sample environment, gaining an understanding of restarts, dependencies, and persisting the database with a volume.

After that you’ll progress to networks. You’ll take an in-depth look at isolating containers, aliases and container names, links, using external networks, and how updates affect networking. Then it’s on to the really good stuff; a section each is dedicated to volumes, logging, the Compose CLI, and ‘Composing Compose’ (don’t worry, it won’t be as complicated as it sounds by the time you get there). Finally you’ll learn about Compose in Production.

The course is organised into logical sections so you can progress at your pace and in your own time. By the end, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to create a large environment for a sample legacy system, using all of the features covered in previous sections. You’ll then have the skills and confidence needed to go forth and create your own flexible application environments with Docker Compose.

About Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a useful tool from the people at Docker. It makes defining and running application environments made up of multiple Docker containers even easier and more efficient. Up until now, starting any more than one or two Docker containers was extremely complicated. With Docker Compose, the entire process just got infinitely better.

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$49
Introduction to Docker
Use Docker to build a web site

For much longer than anyone cares to admit, it was easier to ship a physical container of coffee beans halfway around the world than it was to get all of the necessary bits and pieces needed for a software program from one machine to another. Then came Docker, and the problem was finally solved. This very interesting platform is fun and easy to learn, and gives an entirely new perspective on the world of programming. Plus, it’s another pretty bow to add to your CV.

Your Complete Docker Crash Course

  • Learn what Docker is and how to use it
  • Familiarise yourself with the Linux operating system
  • Get to grips with Docker Hub
  • Create your own Wordpress site with Docker

No Linux Experience? No Problem!

This course has been designed for anyone who wants to learn Docker regardless of their experience level, but if you’re not familiar with Linux (which Docker uses), never fear; we’ve included an extensive - but not overwhelming - overview.

You’ll start by taking a look at Docker’s infrastructure and – you’ll be glad to know – how to install it on OSX and Windows. Once that’s done, you’ll learn everything you need to know images and containers, creating an image and running a web server. Then it’s into the nitty gritty of Docker Hub, tag, push and pull images, customising an image, and Docker Commands. You’ll finish off by creating a fully functional Wordpress website and running it, using Docker as the catalyst to make it happen.

With over 25 lectures and 2 hours of content, by the end of this course you’ll know exactly what Docker can do and how do it. Plus, you’ll be posed to use it in scenarios where it will most likely save you plenty of work. Not bad!

About Docker

Basically, Docker allows you to ‘build, ship and run any app, anywhere’. It automates the deployment of apps inside software containers using various features of the Linux operating system (although it can be used on Mac and Windows). Think of it like a shipyard with a big cargo ship – it packages the various pieces of cargo needed for delivery (i.e software), then gets it onto the ship and off to its destination efficiently, safely and in one neat package.

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$49
Amazon web Services and Docker Development
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$99
AWS Elastic BeanStalk and Docker
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$49

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