Often a software application developed on one platform will not run on another because of software environment differences. Sometimes it can happen when an operating system is updated, for example. Suddenly an application starts to fail. Containers solve that problem by creating a controlled environment in which to run the application, separate from the host machine’s environment. The container contains a specific version of each software package that is known to work with an application at a given point in time. Docker is an application that allows the developer to generate containers to easily build and share applications.
In this course, you will create a Docker container in which you will implement a web application using flask in a Linux environment. The application will return a regression plot of data housed in a CSV file on the server.
Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.