Docker Containers for Beginners

Dan Tofan, software engineer, PhD

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6 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction

    • Containers vs Virtual Machines

    • 'Hello' From Your First Container

    • Create New Image

    • Link Containers

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

This class is for software developers who want to start learning about Docker containers.

Docker containers are a tool to solve 'it works on my machine' problems, which refers to lack of reliable deployments and configurations across environments.

This class is also a step forward to understand two current major trends in the industry: DevOps and microservices.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Differences between Docker containers and virtual machines
  • How to install Docker and start a Docker container
  • How to create new Docker images
  • How to run commands on a Docker container
  • How to run multiple linked Docker containers using docker-compose


  • Basic familiarity with Linux command line (such as folder navigation and writing commands to command line)

6 of 7 students recommendSee All

Basic intro without getting too deep
Great introduction to Docker and the underlying theory! Perfect for software engineers who aren't yet familiar with this platform.
Great information, great preview of what he's talking about and showing the various methods of handling things - great starter course!