- Paperback: 145 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (July 12, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1521823634
- ISBN-13: 978-1521823637
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 70 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- Lots of typographical errors.
- Overly verbose and repetitive. Some points are re-made 3 times in the same paragraph.
- Overly informal writing style, accentuated by the excessive use of exclamation points.
- Many examples refer to the readers as "Pluralsighters", presumably due to borrowing examples from the author's video courses. But this was a bit jarring, and left an unpolished feel.
Most important, I found that it falls short in the area of content, by ending abruptly after explaining all of the high-level Kubernetes concepts (Pods, Services, ReplicaSets and Deployments), and doesn't expand any further. In particular, it doesn't explain how you might use multiple deployments together to deploy a production application (or whether this is even the preferred approach).
It would also be greatly enhanced by including additional higher-level documentation and examples, such as:
- How to deploy applications that have Pods with persistent dependencies (i.e. disk, IP addresses, etc)
- How to handle backup and recovery of persistent storage in the context of Kubernetes
- How to deploy applications with geographic redundancy in mind
Overall, it's a good book, but it stops at explaining the Kubernetes tools, and doesn't expand enough into the larger context in which Kubernetes tools are typically used.
It's a time saver, but as such it's not really worth the price.
Also, it's still missing thigs:
- at one point in the book, the author uses IP 184.108.40.206 to load the sample container in the browser. It's never explained where he got it from. In fact, the public ip of your service will be <empty> in the list, but can be found by running 'minikube ip' (if you're using minikube to run your kubernetes cluster)
- the role of minikube is never explore enough, as to why it's needed and some things you will need to manually use it for.
However don't expect to learn much about Kubernetes internals, what all the stuff in kube-system namespace it, how it all works together, overlay networks like flannel are not even mentioned if I remember correctly.
It's a reasonable 101 level book, don't expect more than that.
Most recent customer reviews
In my case, it was good for getting the picture of the concept.