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Creating a Web Service Docker Container


Introduction & Overview
Creating Web Service Containers
API Documentation
Mobile Apps
Deployment Slots
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AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects
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You’ve got an idea for a great web app, or maybe you’ve already started building it. The next question is how are you going to get it out there on the Internet?

In this course, you will learn how you can quickly and easily set up a website and publish your app to the world with Azure App Service. Of course, web apps are a lot more complex and varied than just HTML pages and we will see how App Service supports a range of programming languages, frameworks, and even operating systems. We will explore features that greatly simplify application deployment and management, as well as those that will increase your app’s functionality like authentication and accessing on-premise data. App Service as with other Azure products has a raft of tools for monitoring and logging so you can make sure your app is performing optimally.

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Learning Objectives

  • Deploy apps using the Azure App Service
  • Create a web app using the Azure Portal
  • Create a web app using Visual Studio
  • Understand the configuration and diagnostic capabilities available from Azure App Service
  • Understand the advanced features of the service such as container deployment and deployment slots

Intended Audience

This is a beginner level course suited developers or anyone wanting to know how to deploy web apps to the Azure cloud.


To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle, while knowing how to code would be a plus.

Course source code

Visual 2019 with .NET Core 3.1 was used for the demonstrations in this course.






For those of you unfamiliar with Docker containers I’ll start with the briefest of overviews. As the term container implies, a docker container is a self-contained environment that your app runs in so you don’t have to worry about infrastructure and operating system anomalies. A container has all the supporting libraries that your app needs to function. Containers could be viewed as a continuation and extension of the Java virtual machine or .Net concept. Both of these software frameworks’ central tenants were to help standardize dependencies and isolate code from environmental vagaries. It would be fair to say that, for .Net at least, it hasn’t been 100% successful. Of course, containers are operating system and language agnostic which makes them very versatile. Unlike virtual machines, containers don’t include the operating system, so they are relatively lightweight and quick to load. This makes them suitable for microservices architecture, and this has no doubt helped their adoption.

Containers can exist outside of development and deployment in dedicated container storage often referred to as registries, having said that Docker calls their storage Docker Hub. Azure offers Linux and Windows containers and supports deploying containers from Azure Container Registry, Docker Hub and private registries.

I’ll begin with the mechanics of how to create and deploy a container App Service through the Azure portal using the Azure Container Registry. Then move on to creating a web application in Visual Studio that will run in a Docker container and how to deploy your container image from Docker hub.

About the Author

Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.