Quarkus and Kubernetes

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This project is part of the liveProject series A Microservice with Quarkus and Kubernetes
basic Kubernetes, Maven, and kubectl CLI
skills learned
install GraalVM • build a native executable version of an API • measure the native version performance and compare them to the JVM version
Daniel Petisme
1 week · 3-4 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll dive into the role of a software developer working on a catalog application for the Chill+ streaming service. Your boss has given you the task of developing a native version of the catalog application using Oracle GraalVM and Quarkus, in order to help manage resources as the app scales. You’ll create and test your executable with GraalVM, then build a Kubernetes-ready container for embedding the application.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Daniel Petisme

Daniel Petisme has an engineering degree in IT, and he’s been mixing technical expertise and innovation at Michelin for the past ten years. He joined Confluent in March 2021 as a customer success architect providing support and guidance about Kafka-related technologies. He’s a strong believer in open source, and he channels his passion for learning and sharing knowledge by teaching several software-related courses to IT engineers, and co-organizing local technical events. He’s a part of the JHipster and Vert.x core team and actively contributes to Kafka and Quarkus.


This liveProject is for software engineers with experience building Java applications with Kubernetes. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic Kubernetes
  • Basic Maven
  • Basic kubectl CLI

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to deploy native API extensions to Kubernetes using Quarkus extensions and GraalVM.

  • Install GraalVM
  • Build a native executable version of the Chill+ Catalog API
  • Measure the native version performance and compare it to the JVM version
  • Verify the native executable behavior by developing integration tests
  • Deploy the new version of the catalog API on Kubernetes


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