Bootstrapping Microservices with Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform

A project-based guide
Ashley Davis
  • January 2021
  • ISBN 9781617297212
  • 440 pages
  • printed in black & white

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The single best introduction I’ve read to the tools needed to understand and implement microservices.

Chris Viner, Forged Development
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The best way to learn microservices development is to build something! Bootstrapping Microservices with Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform guides you from zero through to a complete microservices project, including fast prototyping, development, and deployment. You’ll get your feet wet using industry-standard tools as you learn and practice the practical skills you’ll use for every microservices application. Following a true bootstrapping approach, you’ll begin with a simple, familiar application and build up your knowledge and skills as you create and deploy a real microservices project.

about the technology

Taking microservices from proof of concept to production is a complex, multi-step operation relying on tools like Docker, Terraform, and Kubernetes for packaging and deployment. The best way to learn the process is to build a project from the ground up, and that’s exactly what you’ll do with this book!

about the book

In Bootstrapping Microservices with Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform, author Ashley Davis lays out a comprehensive approach to building microservices. You’ll start with a simple design and work layer-by-layer until you’ve created your own video streaming application. As you go, you’ll learn to configure cloud infrastructure with Terraform, package microservices using Docker, and deploy your finished project to a Kubernetes cluster.

what's inside

  • Developing and testing microservices applications
  • Working with cloud providers
  • Applying automated testing
  • Implementing infrastructure as code and setting up a continuous delivery pipeline
  • Monitoring, managing, and troubleshooting

about the reader

Examples are in JavaScript. No experience with microservices, Kubernetes, Terraform, or Docker required.

about the author

Ashley Davis is a software developer, entrepreneur, stock trader, and the author of Manning’s Data Wrangling with JavaScript.

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The definitive infrastructure reference for any microservice builder.

Julien Pohie, Thoughtworks

A wonderful, practical book promising a jump start for readers for developing microservices and cloud-native applications using Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform.

Dhruvesh Patel, Cognizant Worldwide Limited

An extensive and practical exposure to modern cloud resources for implementing microservices.

Alain Couniot, Sopra Steria Benelux
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