Kubernetes for Application Developers

The #1 book for software engineers to learn Kubernetes and get CKAD certification.

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“Your book was an integral part of my success.”

Chris W. (CISCO)

“Love the book! Very straight forward.”

Don H. (Microsoft)

“It covers all the questions I have about how Kubernetes works… super-easy to follow”

Eric Z. (Servian)

Building killer web apps? Easy. Learning Kube? Uhh…

You’re a great web application developer.

You want to learn Kubernetes so that you can get your code into production.

Better yet, you want your production environment to be scalable, repeatable, and robust.

But you haven’t got time to waste grinding through disorganized documentation and thick wads of YAML.

This is the right book for you.

Why? Because it makes the most of your engineering experience to focus on the most important bits of Kubernetes.

Learn Kubernetes quickly.

Get back to building great applications.

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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.

Complete CKAD Certification Course

The perfect course to get CKAD certified!

  • The Kubernetes for Application Developers eBook
  • 30 question practice exam with complete solutions
  • Access to a GitHub repo with full source code and diagrams
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eBook – Kubernetes for Application Developers

The complete digital book!

  • Everything you need to become a Kubernetes expert
  • Source code and YAML examples to give you real-world solutions
  • 107 page PDF including diagrams and reference resources
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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.

I've already recommended it to a few others.

Eric Zhao, Consultant at Servian

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

Thanks again for the book!

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.

Ron Freiburg, Engineer at HomeNet Automotive

Originally went through the LFD259 Kubernetes for Developers training course and wasn’t quite satisfied with the preparation.

I looked for more resources and stumbled upon this book and was very impressed. Well organized and packed with clear information, I was more than happy to upgrade to the full package.

I would highly recommend for anyone preparing for the CKAD exam or just looking for a solid reference for understanding Kubernetes.

Konstantin Scheumann, CEO at Devidence UG

I passed my CKAD exam and your prep course was a huge help!

Thanks a lot! It's absolutely worth it!

Steve Mayne, Lead Architect at 1and1

Thanks for your exam-prep materials, they were genuinely helpful. I did my CKAD on Monday and whilst time was tight (thanks for the warning!) I passed without a problem.

Nothing really surprised me in the exam thanks to your practice test.

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