Beginners Guide to Kubernetes

Beginners Guide to Kubernetes


In this first part of Beginners Guide to Kubernetes, I'll try and capture what I think everyone who wants to learn and work with Kubernetes should know about.

If you have read any of my previous articles or courses you know that I like to learn and teach by practical examples. As much as I like practical examples, there are a lot of terms and concepts in Kubernetes that you need to understand. But I promise you that once you go through the whole series you will understand the concepts and be able to run an application or a service that uses a database inside Kubernetes.

If you are a beginner to cloud-native, you might want to check out my Beginners Guide to Docker article to get the basic understanding of Docker. But don't worry, even if you don't know about Docker, you'll be able to follow along.

I will cover the following topics in this first part of the series on learning about Kubernetes:

  • What is container orchestration?

  • Kubernetes architecture

  • Kubernetes resources

  • Pods

  • ReplicaSets

  • Deployments

  • Services

After reading this article and going through the examples you will understand what is Kubernetes and learn about Kubernetes building blocks and resources such as pods, deployments, and services.

From a practical point of view, you will do the following:

  • Deploy an application to Kubernetes
  • Scale the application – Access the application using Kubernetes Services

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