Introduction to Docker (November 2015)¶
NOTE: This tutorial was last updated in 2015. Docker and the best practices for using it have changed a lot since then.
If you are trying to learn Docker, I recommend finding another tutorial which has been updated in the past year.
This three hour workshop will take you from “Hello Docker” to deploying a containerized web application to a server. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
If you want more background on Docker before jumping in, it might be helpful to view the 30 minute talk I gave about Docker at PyCon this year.
There are no specific skills needed for this tutorial beyond a basic comfort with the command line and using a text editor.
There are a few things you should know about this tutorial before we begin.
This tutorial is designed to be self-paced to make the most of your time.
The exercises won’t always tell you exactly what you need to do. Instead, I will point you to the right resources (like documentation and blog posts) to find the answer. I prefer this approach because it helps prepare you to find answers about Docker questions after the tutorial is over.
This is a big tutorial session, so I have set up chat rooms with Gitter, a chat service that uses your GitHub account to log in.
The chat room linked below should be used for general questions and comments about the tutorial:
Join that chat room now. I will also link to exercise-specific chat rooms as you go through the tutorial.
Please don’t be shy about asking questions in the Gitter chat rooms or to your neighbors!