Essential Docker for Python Flask Development


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
3 hours
21 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Jorge Escobar
  • You will learn the fundamental concepts for the design of Docker Containers, specifically for Flask web development
  • You will be introduced to the Dockerfile structure
  • You will learn how to setup a server cluster using Docker Compose
  • You will learn how to effectively interact with containers, write tests and debug applications


Learn how to effectively use Docker and Docker Compose to develop production ready applications

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.

The course is divided in 3 sections:

  • Introduction which covers all the concepts necessary to understand how Docker works and how to install it

  • Simple Flask Containers which gently introduces to the basics of containers and how to write a good Dockerfile and how to interact with the containers

  • Docker Compose which goes into the composing part of Docker, where with one file you can spawn a complete architecture stack, like an application server and a database server running in parallel and synchronized as production environments do

The course has more than 2 hours of video tutorials as well as the source code at the end of each section, so that you can fork and play with the Docker setups.

The course can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days to complete based on how much material the student completes daily.

Additionally we’re constantly updating the course, adding contents thanks to the feedback of our students.

Join this course and continue your path to becoming a professional backend web developer!

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