In one of the previous videos, as well as posts I described how to use Docker and Docker Hub in order to build and deploy applications written with ASP.NET Core. In this post, I’d like to introduce the Azure Container Registry which is an alternative to the well-known Docker Hub.
Since ASP.NET Core became a truly cross-platform framework, we’re free to use other environments such as Linux in order to host our applications. This is a great opportunity not only to reduce the possible licensing costs but also to try out a new environment. In the video tutorial below, I’ll show you how to build a Docker image using ASP.NET Core, publish it to the Virtual Machine running in the Digital Ocean and use Nginx to expose the app to the world.