Kubernetes in Action

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Summary

Kubernetes in Action is a comprehensive guide to effectively developing and running applications in a Kubernetes environment. Before diving into Kubernetes, the book gives an overview of container technologies like Docker, including how to build containers, so that even readers who haven't used these technologies before can get up and running.

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About the Technology

Kubernetes is Greek for "helmsman," your guide through unknown waters. The Kubernetes container orchestration system safely manages the structure and flow of a distributed application, organizing containers and services for maximum efficiency. Kubernetes serves as an operating system for your clusters, eliminating the need to factor the underlying network and server infrastructure into your designs.

About the Book

Kubernetes in Action teaches you to use Kubernetes to deploy container-based distributed applications. You'll start with an overview of Docker and Kubernetes before building your first Kubernetes cluster. You'll gradually expand your initial application, adding features and deepening your knowledge of Kubernetes architecture and operation. As you navigate this comprehensive guide, you'll explore high-value topics like monitoring, tuning, and scaling.

What's Inside

  • Kubernetes' internals
  • Deploying containers across a cluster
  • Securing clusters
  • Updating applications with zero downtime

About the Reader

Written for intermediate software developers with little or no familiarity with Docker or container orchestration systems.

About the Author

Marko Luksa is an engineer at Red Hat working on Kubernetes and OpenShift.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - OVERVIEW
  1. Introducing Kubernetes
  2. First steps with Docker and Kubernetes
  3. PART 2 - CORE CONCEPTS
  4. Pods: running containers in Kubernetes
  5. Replication and other controllers: deploying managed pods
  6. Services: enabling clients to discover and talk to pods
  7. Volumes: attaching disk storage to containers
  8. ConfigMaps and Secrets: configuring applications
  9. Accessing pod metadata and other resources from applications
  10. Deployments: updating applications declaratively
  11. StatefulSets: deploying replicated stateful applications
  12. PART 3 - BEYOND THE BASICS
  13. Understanding Kubernetes internals
  14. Securing the Kubernetes API server
  15. Securing cluster nodes and the network
  16. Managing pods' computational resources
  17. Automatic scaling of pods and cluster nodes
  18. Advanced scheduling
  19. Best practices for developing apps
  20. Extending Kubernetes
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