Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches
Elton Stoneman
  • MEAP began May 2020
  • Publication in Spring 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617297984
  • 625 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

Outstanding intro to Kubernetes starting with the foundations of the software and building from there. Each chapter has extensive hands on examples and labs to complete. I learned a lot!

Mike Lewis
In Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches you’ll go from “what’s a Pod?” to automatically scaling clusters of containers and components in just 22 hands-on lessons, each short enough to fit into a lunch break. Every lesson is task-focused and covers an essential skill on the road to Kubernetes mastery. You’ll learn how to smooth container management with Kubernetes, including securing your clusters, and upgrades and rollbacks with zero downtime. No development stack, platform, or background is assumed. Author Elton Stoneman describes all patterns generically, so you can easily apply them to your applications and port them to other projects!

About the Technology

The Kubernetes container management platform handles the tricky and time-consuming parts of managing applications and services deployed with Docker, including maintaining service levels, rolling out updates, scaling to meet demand, and more. Kubernetes makes it easy to build for the cloud or to migrate your existing applications, speeding up delivery with reusable patterns and efficient technologies. It works on any size of system—your apps will run the same on the data center or on your laptop. You’ll find your Kubernetes skills are easily transferable to new platforms, projects, and organizations, giving you an immediate productivity boost.

About the book

Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches is a task-focused guide to getting up and running with Kubernetes—fast! Following a proven and popular teaching approach honed by author Elton Stoneman, you'll progress quickly from the basics to production deployment. Each lesson is focused on practical ways to apply Kubernetes, including portable apps that work anywhere Kubernetes runs and how to run different architectures on a single cluster. All patterns are easy to apply to your own projects whatever your background. Sample apps demonstrate Kubernetes for .NET, Java, Go, or Node.JS, on varied architectures including small and large applications, monoliths and microservices, and both stateful and stateless components. By the time you’re done, you’ll be able to use Kubernetes as the platform for multiple application types, from legacy apps to serverless functions.

What's inside

  • Deploying and manage applications on Kubernetes clusters
  • Defining applications in Kubernetes YAML format
  • Kubernetes app lifecycle, from packaging to rollbacks
  • Self-healing and scalable apps
  • Securing a Kubernetes cluster
  • Using Kubernetes as a platform for new technologies
  • Exercises introducing all new concepts

About the reader

For readers comfortable with Docker and containerization.

About the author

Elton Stoneman is a 10-time Microsoft MVP and a Docker Captain. After several years working for Docker, Elton now offers consulting services for organizations at every stage in their container journey. He is a regular speaker and workshop instructor at conferences and the author of Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches.

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