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 Kubernetes CLI and k9s • basic Kubernetes StatefulSet
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setting up and running desktop Kubernetes • managing multiple deployments in namespaces • running PostgreSQL as a Kubernetes StatefulSet
John Guthrie
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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In this liveProject, you’ll run a containerized Spring Boot application and a PostgreSQL database in Kubernetes. Kubernetes manages the entire lifecycle of containers, making them easy to scale. It’s the best-of-breed cloud container orchestration framework, with an active open-source community of contributors.
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 Kubernetes CLI
  • Basic k9s
  • Basics of enterprise web development
  • Basic Kubernetes StatefulSet usage
  • Basic Kubernetes Service usage

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.

  • Setting up and running desktop Kubernetes
  • Managing multiple deployments in namespaces
  • Running PostgreSQL as a Kubernetes (StatefulSet)
  • Building containers for Spring Boot applications using kaniko
  • Deploying your Spring Boot application in Kubernetes


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