Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches

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4Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches is your guide to getting up and running with Kubernetes.

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!

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About the technology
Create apps that perform identically on your laptop, data center, and cloud! Kubernetes provides a consistent method for deploying applications on any platform, making it easy to grow. By efficiently orchestrating Docker containers, Kubernetes simplifies tasks like rolling upgrades, scaling, and self-healing.

About the book
Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches is your guide to getting up and running with Kubernetes. You'll progress from Kubernetes basics to essential skills, learning to model, deploy, and manage applications in production. Exercises demonstrate how Kubernetes works with multiple languages and frameworks. You'll also practice with new apps, legacy code, and serverless functions.

What's inside

Deploying applications on Kubernetes clusters
Understanding the Kubernetes app lifecycle, from packaging to rollbacks
Self-healing and scalable apps
Using Kubernetes as a platform for new technologies

About the reader
For readers familiar with Docker and containerization.

About the author
Elton Stoneman is a Docker Captain, a 11-time Microsoft MVP, and the author of Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches.

Table of Contents


1 Before you begin

2 Running containers in Kubernetes with Pods and Deployments

3 Connecting Pods over the network with Services

4 Configuring applications with ConfigMaps and Secrets

5 Storing data with volumes, mounts, and claims

6 Scaling applications across multiple Pods with controllers


7 Extending applications with multicontainer Pods

8 Running data-heavy apps with StatefulSets and Jobs

9 Managing app releases with rollouts and rollbacks

10 Packaging and managing apps with Helm

11 App development--Developer workflows and CI/CD


12 Empowering self-healing apps

13 Centralizing logs with Fluentd and Elasticsearch

14 Monitoring applications with Kubernetes with Prometheus

15 Managing incoming traffic with Ingress

16 Securing applications with policies, contexts, and admission control


17 Securing resources with role-based access control

18 Deploying Kubernetes: Multinode and multiarchitecture clusters

19 Controlling workload placement and automatic scaling

20 Extending Kubernetes with custom resources and Operators

21 Running serverless functions in Kubernetes

22 Never the end

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