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Learn Kubernetes

Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestrator (read: Docker Deployer) in the world. Deploy real services on a local cluster.

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Lane is a back-end engineer and the lead instructor of Boot.dev. He has taught over one million students worldwide, on Boot.dev, FreeCodeCamp, YouTube and the Backend Banter podcast. Lane worked as a backend engineer writing Go, Python and TypeScript, then moved into engineering management and a couple of years later left to build Boot.dev full-time.









Learn Kubernetes

Learn the fundamentals of the most popular container orchestrator in the world: Kubernetes. You'll get your hands dirty and deploy Kubernetes applications, pods, services and even ingress. This isn't just a tutorial, you'll set up real systems, but we'll also cover the theory, concepts and use cases of the technology.

24 Hours

of interactive content

66 Addicting

lessons and quizzes

Earn a certificate

of completion

A key part of

the back-end track

Avoid tutorial hell

by writing a ton of code

Learn online

to not interrupt life

Chapter List

This chapter is a guide through the initial setup and installation of Kubernetes tools. Learn to install and configure kubectl and minikube, setting the foundation for your Kubernetes journey.
Explore the fundamental building blocks of Kubernetes: Pods. Understand their lifecycle, how to create and manage them, and their role in a Kubernetes environment.
Learn about Deployments and how they allow you to manage and update your applications with ease. Learn about infrastructure as code.
Uncover the power of ConfigMaps in Kubernetes for managing configuration data. Learn to create, deploy, and update ConfigMaps to externalize and manage application configurations.
Learn about Kubernetes Services, an essential feature for app communication. Discover different service types, how they route traffic, and their role in microservices architecture.
Dive into Ingress in Kubernetes, understanding how to expose, manage, and secure HTTP/HTTPS routes to services. Learn about ingress controllers and different ingress types.
Understand Kubernetes' approach to persistent storage. Learn about persistent volumes, claims, and the configuration of storage options for stateful applications.
Discover how to organize your Kubernetes clusters using namespaces. Learn to isolate resources, manage permissions, and simplify cluster management.
Master the art of scaling in Kubernetes, both vertically and horizontally. Understand the metrics, resource limits, and auto-scaling capabilities to ensure optimal performance.
Get to grips with the role of nodes in Kubernetes. Learn about different node types, resource allocation, and how to manage and maintain node health for a cluster.

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