Kubernetes for Software Developers

Want to know a secret? Kubernetes isn’t that complicated.

But learning Kubernetes? That sucks.

The documentation’s a mess. You’re buried under piles of YAML. There’s a million half-baked tutorials.

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Meet the Author

Matthew Palmer is a full stack web developer from Sydney. He was part of the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Application Developer beta program. He’s one of the first developers in the world to achieve CKAD certification.

He’s scaled web services at Australia’s largest news organization, built productivity SaaS applications for leading startups, and taught Computer Science students at the University of New South Wales.

The Developer’s Guide to Kubernetes and the CKAD

Learning Kubernetes is hard.

The documentation is disorganized and you have to grind through thick wads of YAML.

It’s all so poorly structured that simple Kubernetes concepts feel like a visit to the dentist.

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Kubernetes for Application Developers Book

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Chris Weaver, Architect at CISCO

I took the test exactly two weeks after I started studying. Your book was an integral part of my success. Thank you for writing it. The graphics are very helpful for visualizing what's going on.

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It covers all the questions I have about how Kubernetes works internally, and the whole book is super-easy to follow.

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Don High, Technical Solutions at Microsoft

Love the book! Very straight forward.

I didn't write too much YAML to pass the test—you can use imperative commands as well.

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