CI/CD with Docker and Kubernetes

Learn how to deliver cloud-native applications at high velocity. Last updated August 2021.

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    It is hosted on GitHub at semaphoreci/book-cicd-docker-kubernetes. . You can send us feedback or ask a question by opening an issue.

    In this 25+ page guide, you’ll learn:

    • The key benefits of using Docker containers and how to attain them.
    • How deployment to Kubernetes works.
    • How both our culture and delivery tools need to change in order to fully benefit from the agility that containers and cloud can offer.
    • Execute a detailed roadmap to adopting containers.

    Containers are hard

    Containers change how developers build, test, and deploy code. Adopting them takes time. Using them the wrong way can slow down your delivery process.

    But you don’t have a team of engineers to dedicate to this like Spotify or Netflix do. Maybe you’re a startup CTO with features to ship — you can’t spend hundreds of hours on internal systems.

    Using this free ebook as a guide, you won’t need a dedicated sysadmin to have a productive container-based CI/CD process.

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    About the Authors

    Marko Anastasov


    Software engineer, author and co-founder of Semaphore. He worked on building and scaling Semaphore from an idea to a cloud-based platform used by some of the world’s engineering teams.

    Jérôme Petazzoni


    Jérôme was part of the team that built, scaled, and operated the dotCloud PAAS, before that company became Docker. He has trained thousands of people to deploy their apps in confidence on Docker and Kubernetes, and continues to do so as an independent consultant.

    Pablo Tom F. Zavalia


    Electronic engineer and writer. Previously he worked at IBM as a database administrator, where he also did tutoring, DevOps, and cloud migrations.