O’Reilly Live Online Training
15 Oct, 2020
Now that you understand how Kubernetes works, you’ll learn the importance of containers. This course will show you how to construct containers to behave as first-class objects on Kubernetes. You’ll explore frameworks in various languages to construct microservice-based apps as well as best practices for loading apps with a variety of languages into a container. You’ll focus on how to follow the distillation pattern. Jonathan will conclude by reviewing the techniques and best practices for adding containers to Pods so Kubernetes can bin pack them efficiently.
Distributed application architectures are hard. The complexity in building containers and designing microservices to work together across a network can be overwhelming. To successfully manage limitations on resources, failing networks, defective software, and fluctuating traffic, you need an orchestrator.
Kubernetes is designed to handle these complexities, so you don’t have to. Essentially a distributed operating system for your data center, you give Kubernetes containers, and it makes sure that they remain available and responsive. As such, Kubernetes is quickly becoming the preferred way to serve distributed, scalable, and resilient applications.
Jonathan Johnson walks you through Kubernetes building blocks to demonstrate how the tool actually works. You may already understand containers—the tricky part is getting a whole set of containers and services to consistently work together and run reliably. In this three-part series, you’ll get comfortable designing, deploying, managing, and updating a coordinated set of applications running on Kubernetes.
Although you can attend any of the three courses individually, we recommend pursuing the entire series, in this order: Week 1: Getting Started with Kubernetes—Introduction, terminology, architecture, and first apps Week 2: Containers and Microservices—Packaging and running apps Week 3: Applications and Patterns—Patterns for apps leveraging Kubernetes