Kubernetes has a learning curve, but understanding how to use this open source container orchestration platform can help you solve several problems with 1 tool. Here are some practical resources to help you get started.
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Lessons in Kubernetes
Kubernetes―an open source container orchestration platform―has become the standard for running container-based applications across clouds. The last Red Hat Shares issue gave an overview of this transformative technology. Now let’s focus on learning how to use Kubernetes.
Experts say Kubernetes has a learning curve. But as Red Hat Technical Product Manager Scott McCarty notes in his opensource.com article, learning to use Kubernetes is worth it “because you can solve so many problems with 1 tool.”
And we’re here to help.
Check out some practical information in this issue of Red Hat Shares, including how to get started with Kubernetes, free courses, a demo, a cheat sheet, and more.
First up, learn Kubernetes basics (8-minute read):
Getting started with Kubernetes
This tutorial explains how to create a cluster, deploy an app, and create a proxy. 4-minute read
Learn the lingo
What is a Kubernetes cluster? 3-minute read
What is a Kubernetes operator? 5-minute read
What is a Kubernetes deployment? 5-minute read
Introduction to Kubernetes patterns 6-minute read
What is the Kubernetes API? 3-minute read
Free Kubernetes courses
Learn about the fundamentals of Kubernetes in these free, live-streaming DevNation courses:
Kubernetes Beginner | Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. EDT
Kubernetes Elementary | Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. EDT
9 steps to awesome with Kubernetes
Get practical tips and techniques for working with Kubernetes from our own Burr Sutter, Director of Developer Experience―from getting started to staying productive. 3-hour video
AnsibleFest Virtual Experience | Oct. 13-14, 2020
Kubernetes cheat sheet
Learn how to install and run locally on Minikube (an open source tool that lets you set up a local Kubernetes cluster) and install and use the kubectl command-line interface (CLI). 7-minute read
There’s no such thing as vanilla Kubernetes
Can Kubernetes by itself (also known as “vanilla Kubernetes”) solve the problem of building cloud-native, container-based apps and deploying them across a hybrid and multicloud world? Find out in this on-demand webinar. 1-hour video
Free event: DevNation Day
Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Scholastic halves time to market for new applications
The educational publishing company cut its time to market from months to weeks after deploying a supported Kubernetes container platform from Red Hat on Amazon Web Services. 6-minute read
OPEN SOURCE STORIES
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Find out in our latest Open Source Stories films.
How to start a robot revolution
This is the story of the ROS (Robot Operating System) and the people who have turned it into a global phenomenon. 8-minute video
A sheep rancher and a coder are using open source tools to make grazing in Patagonia more sustainable. 4-minute video
Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience: Open House
Check out new breakout sessions, ask-the-experts sessions, and more. Now through April 2021.
Season 5 of Command Line Heroes: Decoding coders
This mini season is all about the job of being a coder―how it’s done, how it’s changed, and more.
2021 Red Hat Innovation Awards
Accepting nominations through Sept. 13, 2020.
Did you miss our other issue on Kubernetes in June? Check it out.
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