Get started with Docker and Containers.
Published Aug 12 2020 03:54 PM 6,514 Views
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Docker solves a lot of problems like:

 

- Creating a reproduceable environment, great if you want Dev, Staging and Pro environment to look the same.

- Helps with onboarding. Onboarding developers used to take weeks, before they had installed all the programs, all the libraries, configured everything correctly.

- Works on my machine AND in the Cloud. The Docker container is a black box that runs the same everywhere because you specify what's in there from, variables, libs, your app, and hosting layer.

- Microservice architecture, a lot of system today are split up into many small pieces APIs. To build all of these small pieces you need a container technology like Docker.

 

UC San Diego recently produced the following ACM paper on using DevContainer environments to create students development environments. Using DevContainers to Standardize Student Development Environments: (Sander Valstar, William G. Griswold and Leo Porter) (ACM PDF paper)

 

As a new developer, learning about using containers is a must as so many Companies use it and it's used everywhere from Web, to ML to IoT.

 

Below is collection of beginner resources. There's a list of articles if you are completely new to Docker but there's also a set of LEARN modules on the topic that I highly recommend having a look at. The LEARN modules teaches some fundamentals but also how to use different Cloud services with Docker.

 

It's worth emphasizing that: The Docker skills you get to work locally is something you can bring to the Cloud.

 

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Microsoft Learn Resources 

 

Microsoft Learn is where everyone comes to learn. Discover new skills, find certifications, and advance your career in minutes with interactive, hands-on learning paths.

We have a good starting collection for Docker based learning

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If you are new to the Cloud then we have a dedicated Microsoft Learn page for students which help you get started https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/roles/student

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