Hello! My name is Nick True. And I'm someone who is working to become a better software engineer.

While searching for new skills to master, I discovered Docker and Kubernetes and thought they were very promising technologies. I quickly came to the conclusion that by using these tools, a single developer could create and manage a large-scale SaaS app without being forced to babysit the darn thing 24/7.

But there is a down side; Docker + Kubernetes aren't subjects that you just pick up after a few minutes of half-assed skimming through the documentation--especially not the convoluted mumbo jumbo that existed back then.

So I spent a long time learning learning Docker and Kubernetes.  As a result, I have fallen into many of the traps, been stung by the occasional bug, and found my way out of many dead-ends and under-documented corners of these technologies.

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Note that I am not claiming to have returned from "the mountain" having become a master of all things Docker and Kubernetes. What I am trying to say is that I now have a pretty good idea of how anyone can learn Kubernetes efficiently and with less frustration.

Consequently, I created two courses to help other people on their journey to mastering Docker containers:

  1. True Docker: A Step-By-Step Course
  2. True Kubernetes: Truly Master Kubernetes

True Docker is...

  • free (awesome!)
  • 1.5 hours long, broken up into five chapters
  • designed to give you a good foundation for learning Kubernetes
  • and it's going to teach you...
    • what Docker is and why you should learn it
    • how Docker works from a high level and from under the hood
    • the most commonly-used Docker commands
    • and how to create and use Docker images and containers

True Kubernetes is...

  • not free (but still awesome!)
  • 6.8 hours long, broken up into concise videos
  • and it's going to teach you...
    • how to create and manage containerized applications
    • Kubernetes pods, services, controllers, volumes, and much more

In the end, I highly recommend that you learn about Docker containers and Kubernetes--even if it's not with me!