Alex Thissen

Doing Kubernetes DevOps style

This training introduces you to Docker and container technology for DevOps teams. We will show you how to apply DevOps practices to cloud-based container solutions, complete with hands-on exercises using Kubernetes. The training uses Microsoft tooling and technology, but the skills you will learn can be applied in any technology stack.

This workshop contains hands-on labs to help you gain practical experience with the following topics:
- Getting started with containers and Docker
- Working with Kubernetes
- Azure DevOps pipelines
- Canary releases and A/B testing using Istio service mesh

- Get hands-on experience supporting DevOps practices with available tools.
- Understand the implications for DevOps teams to build, deploy and run container based solutions in a cloud environment.
- Practice finding and fixing bugs without downtime

Target audience:
This training is intended for developers and architects that want to learn about DevOps practices and tooling for a cloud-based Kubernetes solution.

This workshop is divided in two parts with separate labs and allows you to start at any point given your experience. The first part introduces you to container technology and tooling with .NET Core. The second part covers container clusters and meshes using Kubernetes and Istio. Throughout the workshop you will gradually improve your DevOps skills for container based solutions.

All courseware is on Github, so you can both prepare for the workshop ahead of time and finish the workshop from home if you are unable to finish the labs during the workshop.

Alex Thissen

Cloud buster

Alex is an application development enthusiast since the late nineties and works as an architect, lead developer and mentor at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies 15 times. In his spare time Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sport, and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.

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