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Mastering Kubernetes Third Edition

Level up your container orchestration skills with Kubernetes to build, run, secure, and observe largescale distributed apps

Author: Gigi Sayfan, Published on 30-Jun-2020, Language: English

Description

Go beyond simply learning Kubernetes fundamentals and its deployment, and explore more advanced concepts, including serverless computing and service meshes with the latest updates

Key Features

  • Master Kubernetes architecture and design to build and deploy secure distributed applications
  • Learn advanced concepts like autoscaling, cluster federation, serverless computing, and service mesh integration for observability
  • Explore Kubernetes 1.18 features and its rich ecosystem of tools like Kubectl, Knative, and Helm

Book Description

The third edition of Mastering Kubernetes is updated with the latest tools and code enabling you to learn Kubernetes 1.18’s latest features. This book primarily concentrates on diving deeply into complex concepts and Kubernetes best practices to help you master the skills of designing and deploying large clusters on various cloud platforms.

The book trains you to run complex stateful microservices on Kubernetes including advanced features such as horizontal pod autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and persistent storage backend. With the two new chapters, you will gain expertise in serverless computing and utilizing service meshes.

As you proceed through the chapters, you will explore different options for network configuration and learn to set up, operate, and troubleshoot Kubernetes networking plugins through real-world use cases. Furthermore, you will understand the mechanisms of custom resource development and its utilization in automation and maintenance workflows.

By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will graduate from an intermediate to advanced Kubernetes professional.

What you will learn

  • Master the fundamentals of Kubernetes architecture and design
  • Build and run stateful applications and complex microservices on Kubernetes
  • Use tools like Kubectl, secrets, and Helm to manage resources and storage
  • Master Kubernetes Networking with load balancing options like Ingress
  • Achieve high-availability Kubernetes clusters
  • Improve Kubernetes observability with tools like Prometheus, Grafana, and Jaeger
  • Extend Kubernetes working with Kubernetes API, plugins, and webhooks

Who this book is for

If you are a system administrator or a cloud developer with working knowledge of Kubernetes and are keen to master its advanced features, along with learning everything from building microservices to utilizing service meshes, Mastering Kubernetes is for you. Basic familiarity with networking concepts will be helpful.

Gigi Sayfan

Gigi Sayfan is a principal software architect at Helix – a bioinformatics and genomics start-up – and author of Mastering Kubernetes, published by Packt. He has been developing software professionally for more than 20 years in domains as diverse as instant messaging, morphing, chip-fabrication process control, embedded multimedia applications for games consoles, and brain-inspired machine learning. He has written production code in many programming languages including Go, Python, C#, Java, Delphi, JavaScript, and even Cobol and PowerBuilder, for operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, Lynx, and Sony PlayStation. His technical expertise covers databases, low-level networking, unorthodox user interfaces, and the general SDLC.