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About This Book


Kubernetes in Action aims to make you a proficient user of Kubernetes. It teaches you virtually all the concepts you need to understand to effectively develop and run applications in a Kubernetes environment.

Before diving into Kubernetes, the book gives an overview of container technologies like Docker, including how to build containers, so that even readers who haven’t used these technologies before can get up and running. It then slowly guides you through most of what you need to know about Kubernetes—from basic concepts to things hidden below the surface.

Who should read this book

The book focuses primarily on application developers, but it also provides an overview of managing applications from the operational perspective. It’s meant for anyone interested in running and managing containerized applications on more than just a single server.

Both beginner and advanced software engineers who want to learn about container technologies and orchestrating multiple related containers at scale will gain the expertise necessary to develop, containerize, and run their applications in a Kubernetes environment.

No previous exposure to either container technologies or Kubernetes is required. The book explains the subject matter in a progressively detailed manner, and doesn’t use any application source code that would be too hard for non-expert developers to understand.

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