Docker for Nodejs Projects From a Docker Captain

Build, test, deploy Node for Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm, and ARM with the latest DevOps practices from a container expert
Docker for Nodejs Projects From a Docker Captain
File Size :
10.42 GB
Total length :
8h 24m



Bret Fisher


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Last updated 11/2022



Docker for Nodejs Projects From a Docker Captain

What you’ll learn

Optimize your local development setup for NodeJS in Docker
Operate smoothly in a team of NodeJS developers using Docker and Compose
Improve the speed and reliability of your Node builds and testing using Docker
Get the best NodeJS tweaks to use for dev, test, and prod
Design NodeJS images for use with Kubernetes and Swarm
Learn about security scanning and locking-down your NodeJS apps

Docker for Nodejs Projects From a Docker Captain


Know Docker 101: the Docker basics like images, containers, and docker networks
Know NodeJS 101: Understand NodeJS language and frameworks basics
Know the basics of command lines and shells, and packages managers like apt or yum
Familiar with the basics of programming, cloud computing, and how to deploy apps to servers
Use a modern Linux, Windows, or macOS computer that supports Docker


2021 Update: Ready for Apple Silicon (M1 arm64) and Raspberry Pi’s!Welcome to the best course on the planet for using Docker with Node.js! With your basic knowledge of Docker and Node.js in hand, Docker Mastery for Node.js is a course for anyone on the Node.js path. This course will help you master them together.I’m your instructor Bret, an Award Winning Docker Captain, DevOps community leader, and a bestselling Udemy author. I built this course for you because I live and breathe Docker containers, and I’ve enjoyed using Node.js since 2012. They work great together, and I’ll show you how!Learn the cutting edge features of Docker that will make your Node.js apps build faster, smaller, and run more securely and reliability. Containers and Node.js are two of the hottest and most popular topics in tech.It’s just as important to know what not to do, as well the best ways to use Node.js in Docker, and I teach a huge amount of info in this course for do’s and don’ts with Node.js in Docker.You want assignments? We go through assignments using all sorts of Node.js + Docker setups. Single-container CLI apps, database-backed web apps, Express.js, hapi.js, distributed micro-service apps, Angular, Websockets, HTTP Proxies, MongoDB with proper connection shutdown, and more.**NOTE: Be sure you know Docker basics and Node.js basics before starting this course. I suggest my Docker Mastery course first if you are new to Docker. Also read the course requirements!**”…Bret is amazing. You can tell he knows exactly what he is talking about and enjoys helping others. I have never seen someone so involved with his user base as Bret. Direct messages via slack, live youtube broadcasts, newsletters, etc. I don’t know how he does it… I would seriously buy any course that Bret puts out because I have no doubts that it will be excellent.” — David Olson, Udemy student, Docker Mastery course.”Great introduction. Bret delivers great resources and instructions. He is the guy you want to learn from when it comes to Docker. The real deal. Worth the money and more.” —Joseph Martinez, Udemy student, Docker Mastery courseSome of the many cool things you’ll do in this course:Build Node.js Images that auto-scan for security vulnerabilitiesUse Docker’s cutting-edge BuildKit with SSH Agents and NPM Caches for better image buildingUse docker-compose with Visual Studio Code for full Node.js debug support in DockerEnsure you’re using all the latest features of Docker DesktopUse BuildKit and Multi-stage Builds to create minimal and flexible DockerfilesBuild custom Node.js images using distro’s like CentOS and AlpineTest Docker init, tini, and Node.js as a PID 1 process in containersCreate Node.js apps that properly startup and respond to healthchecksBuild graceful shutdown code into your apps for zero-downtime deploysDig into HTTP connections with orchestration, and how Proxies can helpStudy examples of Docker Swarm and Kubernetes deployments for Node.jsMigrate traditional (legacy) Node.js apps into containersSimplify your microservice solutions with advanced Docker Compose features”Bret is a naturally born instructor, docker and swarm GURU…Bret gives clear and unbiased recipes for real world scenarios of handling docker files.” — Marciej Domanski, Udemy student, Docker Mastery course.”This speaker is powerful!…The speaker instantly gained my excitement and favor which is exactly what I was hoping would happen. This excellent connection makes it easy for me to follow along.” — Kendra, Udemy student, Docker Mastery course.Extra things that come with this course:Access to the course Slack Chat team, for getting help/advice from me and other students.Weekly YouTube Live Q&A’s where you can ask me questions live.Bonus videos I put elsewhere like YouTube and share via Udemy announcements.Tons of reference links to supplement this content.Updates to content as products change their features on these topics.What you will learn in this course:You’ll start with a quick review about getting set up with Docker, as well as Docker Compose basics. That way we’re on the same page for the basics.Then you’ll jump into Node.js Dockerfile basics, that way you’ll have a good Dockerfile foundation for new features we’ll add throughout the course.You’ll be building on all the different things you learn from each Lecture in the course. Once you have the basics down of Compose, Dockerfile, and Docker Image, then you’ll focus on nuances like how Docker and Linux control the Node process and how Docker changes that to make sure you know what options there are for starting up and shutting down Node.js and the right way to do it in different scenarios.We’ll cover advanced, newer features around making the Dockerfile the most efficient and flexible as possible using things like BuildKit and Multi-stage.Then we’ll talk about distributed computing and cloud design to ensure your Node.js apps have 12-factor design in your containers, as well as learning how to migrate old apps into this new way of doing things.Next we cover Compose and its awesome features to get really efficient local development and test set-up using the Docker Compose command line and Docker Compose YAML file.With all this knowledge, you’ll progress to production concerns and making images production-ready.Then we’ll jump into deploying those containers and running them in production. Whether you use Docker Engine or orchestration with Kubernetes or Swarm, I’ve got you covered. In addition, we’ll cover HTTP connections and reverse proxies for connection handling and routing with multi-container systems.Lastly, you’ll get a final, big assignment where you’ll be building and deploying a large, complex solution, including multiple Node.js containers that are doing different things. You’ll build Docker images, Dockerfiles, and compose files, and deploy them to a server to test. You’ll need to check whether connections failover properly. You’ll basically take everything you’ve learned and apply it in one big project!”Bret knows, lives, breaths and loves his technology stack. The passion and belief always comes through in all of his courses which is why I will always recommend his work.” — Steven Hunt, Udemy student, Docker Swarm Mastery courseWhy should you learn from me?I’m A Practitioner. Welcome to the real world: I’ve got more than 20 years of sysadmin and developer experience, over 30 certifications, and have been using Docker and Node.js for myself and my consulting clients since their early days. With me, you’re learning from someone who’s helped run many hundreds of container apps across dozens of projects and organizations.I’m An Educator. With me, you’ll learn from someone who knows how to make a syllabus: I want to help you. People say I’m good at it. I won a 2018 Leadership Award at DockerCon for helping others learn. For the last few years I’ve trained thousands of people on using Docker in workshops, conferences and meetups. See me teach at events like DockerCon, O’Reilly Velocity, GOTO, and Linux Open Source Summit.I Lead Communities. Also, I’m a Docker Captain, which means Docker Inc. thinks I know a thing or two about Docker and that I do well in sharing it with others. In the real-world: I run two local meetups in our fabulous tech community in Norfolk/Virginia Beach USA. I help online: usually in Slack and Twitter, where I learn from and help others.”This is the best teacher i know, not because he teaches me, but because he forces me to learn for myself in the framework he has set.” — Fabian Letsch, Udemy student, Docker Mastery course.Giving Back: a portion of my profit on this course will be donated to supporting open source and protecting our freedoms online! This course is only made possible by the amazing people creating open source. I’m standing on the shoulders of (open source) giants! Donations will be split between my favorite charities including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Software Foundation. Look them up. They’re awesome!This is a living course, and will be updated as features and workflows change.This course is designed to be fast at getting you started but also get you deep into the “why” of things. Simply the fastest and best way to learn the latest docker skills. Look at the scope of topics in the Sessions and see the breadth of skills you will learn.Also included is a private Slack Chat group and weekly Live YouTube Q&A for getting help with this course and continuing your Docker, Node.js, and DevOps learning with help from me and other students.Thanks so much for considering this course. Come join me and thousands of others in this course (and my others) for learning the latest DevOps tech! – Bret


Section 1: Introduction and Course Resources

Lecture 1 Introduction and Course Roadmap

Lecture 2 Getting The Most Out Of This Course

Lecture 3 Download Course Resources (GitHub Repo)

Lecture 4 Course Chat with Students Learning Containers

Lecture 5 Weekly YouTube Live Q&A with Bret

Section 2: Docker Compose Basics

Lecture 6 Section Intro: Compose Basics

Lecture 7 Getting The Right Docker and Compose Versions

Lecture 8 Why Compose?

Lecture 9 Compose File Format

Lecture 10 docker-compose CLI

Lecture 11 Assignment: Compose CLI Basics

Lecture 12 Assignment Answer: Compose CLI Basics

Section 3: Node Dockerfile Best Practice Basics

Lecture 13 Section Intro: Dockerfile Best Practice Basics

Lecture 14 Dockerfile Best Practice Basics

Lecture 15 FROM Base Image Guidelines

Lecture 16 When To Use Alpine, Debian, or CentOS Images

Lecture 17 Assignment Making a CentOS Node Image

Lecture 18 Assignment Answers: Making a CentOS Node Image

Lecture 19 Running Non-root Container Users

Lecture 20 Working With The Node User Limits

Lecture 21 Making Images Efficiently

Section 4: Controlling The Node Process In Containers

Lecture 22 Section Intro: Controlling The Node Process

Lecture 23 Node Process Management

Lecture 24 The Truth About the PID 1 Problem

Lecture 25 Proper Node Shutdown Options

Lecture 26 Assignment: Writing Node Dockerfiles

Lecture 27 Assignment Answers: Writing Node Dockerfiles

Lecture 28 Assignment: Testing Graceful Shutdowns

Lecture 29 Assignment Answers: Testing Graceful Shutdowns

Section 5: Advanced Dockerfiles with Multi-stage and BuildKit

Lecture 30 Section Intro: Advanced Node Dockerfiles

Lecture 31 Multi-stage Docker Builds

Lecture 32 More Multi-stage Uses

Lecture 33 Assignment: Building A 3-Stage Dockerfile

Lecture 34 Assignment Answers: Building a 3-Stage Dockerfile

Lecture 35 BuildKit, The Next Gen Builder

Lecture 36 Using BuildKit to Enable SSH Keys for Private NPM Repositories

Lecture 37 Using BuildKit to Reuse NPM Cache

Section 6: Node Apps in Cloud Native Docker

Lecture 38 Section Intro: Node Apps in Cloud Native Docker

Lecture 39 Cloud Native App Guidelines

Lecture 40 Twelve Factor Apps – Config

Lecture 41 Twelve Factor Apps – Logs

Lecture 42 The .dockerignore File

Lecture 43 Assignment Migrating Traditional Apps

Lecture 44 Assignment Answers Migrating Traditional Apps

Section 7: Compose for Awesome Local Development

Lecture 45 Section Intro: Compose for Awesome Local Development

Lecture 46 Compose Project Tips

Lecture 47 Bind-Mounting Code, Optimizing for Performance

Lecture 48 Node Modules In Images

Lecture 49 Node Modules In Bind-Mounts

Lecture 50 NPM, Yarn and Other Tools in Compose

Lecture 51 File Monitoring and Node Auto Restarts

Lecture 52 Startup Order and Dependencies

Lecture 53 Healthchecks for depends_on

Lecture 54 Shrinking Compose Files and DRY YAML

Lecture 55 Making Microservices Easier with Compose

Lecture 56 VS Code, Debugging and TypeScript

Lecture 57 Assignment: Building a Sweet Compose File

Lecture 58 Assignment Answers: Building a Sweet Compose File

Section 8: Making Container Images Production Ready

Lecture 59 Section Intro: Making Container Images Production Ready

Lecture 60 Avoiding devDependencies In Prod

Lecture 61 Dockerfile Comments, Arguments, and Labels

Lecture 62 Running Tests During Image Builds

Lecture 63 Security Scanning During Image Build

Lecture 64 CI Automated Testing and Proper Image Tags

Lecture 65 Adding Healthchecks

Lecture 66 Assignment: Making Your Ultimate Node.js Dockerfile

Lecture 67 Assignment Answers: Making Your Ultimate Node.js Dockerfile

Lecture 68 Assignment Answers BONUS: Making Your Ultimate Node Dockerfile

Section 9: Running Production Node.js Containers

Lecture 69 Section Intro

Lecture 70 Node.js Multi-Threaded Concerns

Lecture 71 Why Not Use Compose In Production?

Lecture 72 Node.js Containers With Proxies

Lecture 73 Container Replacement and Connection Management

Lecture 74 Node.js With Container Orchestration

Lecture 75 Node.js With Docker Swarm

Section 10: Running Node.js on ARM with Docker

Lecture 76 The State of ARM and Docker for Node.js

Lecture 77 Running Node.js ARM Containers For Development

Lecture 78 Running Node.js ARM Container for Production

Lecture 79 The Future of Multi-Arch Docker: Making ARM Easier

Section 11: Extras

Lecture 80 Bret’s DockerCon Talks on Production Docker

Lecture 81 Bret’s DevOps and Docker Podcast

Lecture 82 Bonus

NodeJS developers with basic Docker knowledge who want to use the best that containers has to offer,NodeJS build engineers who want to improve their testing setups and CI/CD workflows,New NodeJS developers who want to use Docker with all the best practices for Node,Server operators who want to optimize their deployments and improve the stability of their NodeJS apps,Docker users who want to understand the best and most secure ways to deply and use NodeJS

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 8h 24m | 10.42 GB
Created by: Bret Fisher

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