Sample apps with Compose

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The following samples show the various aspects of how to work with Docker Compose. As a prerequisite, be sure to install Docker Compose if you have not already done so.

Key concepts these samples cover

The samples should help you to:

  • define services based on Docker images in Compose files docker-compose.yml and docker-stack.yml files
  • understand the relationship between docker-compose.yml and Dockerfiles
  • learn how to make calls to your application services from Compose files
  • learn how to deploy applications and services to a swarm

Samples tailored to demo Compose

These samples focus specifically on Docker Compose:

Samples that include Compose in the workflows

These samples include working with Docker Compose as part of broader learning goals:

  • Get Started with Docker - This multi-part tutorial covers writing your first app, data storage, networking, and swarms, and ends with your app running on production servers in the cloud.

  • Deploying an app to a Swarm - This tutorial from Docker Labs shows you how to create and customize a sample voting app, deploy it to a swarm, test it, reconfigure the app, and redeploy.

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