The IBM Microservices Specialization just launched on Coursera! This series of self-paced online courses takes you through microservices fundamentals, microservices application development, and deployment of microservices to IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud private. In this course, you get hands-on experience with:
Docker and containerized applications
Kubernetes - a container orchestrator
Helm - the Kubernetes package manager
Microclimate - an end-to-end development environment for microservices
Jenkins, and other tools used for DevOps
IBM Cloud (formerly known as Bluemix), and
IBM Cloud Private - an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications.
You can audit this series at no charge, or enroll for a nominal fee and earn a completion certificate.
About this course: In this course, you learn how to install the Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI), and create a Kubernetes cluster on which to run applications. Hands-on tutorials show you how to deploy microservices to a Kubernetes cluster. You also learn about securing and managing a Kubernetes cluster, and how to plan your Kubernetes cluster for deployment on IBM Cloud.
You can audit this course at no charge, or pay a nominal fee to receive the badge/certificate after completing it.
This course is part of a specialization on Microservices. If you complete all courses in the specialization, you get a special badge. Another course in the specialization, Microservices Fundamentals, also recently launched, and two more courses in the specialization are targeted for release later this year.
Coursera is a an education-focused technology company that offers online courses, and works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects.
A bunch of my articles from that time period have been archived, and are no longer available online, but this one, I think, is worth revisiting. It was one of the most interesting and successful experiences that I had while teaching abroad.