Converting to Cloud Native in Kubernetes

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This project is part of the liveProject series Converting Legacy Applications to Cloud Native in Kubernetes
basic Docker and kaniko • basic Spring Boot Maven
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running containers in Docker • networking with Docker • building Dockerfile-based containers with kaniko
John Guthrie
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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In this liveProject, you’ll use Docker to containerize a Spring Boot application and a PostgreSQL database. Containers make your application much easier to scale, and are a key step towards cloud deployment. You’ll use Docker Compose to see how your containerized applications and services interact, and build Dockerfile-based containers with kaniko.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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John Guthrie
John Guthrie is an engineer at VMware, where he works in the Modern Applications Platform group, helping customers migrate their applications and infrastructure to cloud-native. He has a decades-long career working with enterprise systems and data as an administrator, developer, architect, and technical manager. His current career focuses on enabling customers, through pair-programming and other XP practices, to modernize their software and culture.


This liveProject is for intermediate Java developers, who are familiar with the basics of enterprise web development. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Intermediate Java
  • Basic Docker
  • Basic kaniko
  • Basics of Maven
  • Basics of enterprise web development
  • Basics of Dockerfile

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn important technologies for modernizing legacy apps, cloud development, and containerization that are in high demand from modern businesses.

  • Running containers in Docker
  • Networking with Docker and Docker Compose
  • Building containers using buildpacks and the Spring Boot image plugin for Maven/Gradle
  • Building Dockerfile-based containers with kaniko


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