Cloud-native software development requires new ways of building and delivering applications. This Cloud-Native Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) course starts with an introduction to cloud-native concepts. It teaches you the skills you need to create a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) environment for your applications and deploy them using tools such as Kubernetes and Docker. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to design professional and enterprise-ready CI/CD pipelines.
The course starts with a detailed explanation of CI/CD concepts by performing exercises on cloud services and on-premise applications. You’ll learn to create multi-stage builds and tests for Docker and apply best practices for Docker containers. You’ll learn how to continuously deliver to the Docker registry. As the course progresses, you’ll experiment with cloud services for CI, including building and testing cloud-native microservices. When the course ends, you would have experimented with GitLab CI/CD pipelines for CD, and configured and deployed software to Kubernetes using Helm.
Lesson 1: Cloud-Native CI/CD Concepts
- Introduction to Cloud-Native CI/CD Concepts
- DevOps Culture
- Cloud-Native Architecture
- DevOps Patterns for Cloud-Native Architecture
- Choosing the Best CI/CD Tools
- Exercise 1: Building, Deploying, and Updating Your Blog in the Cloud
Lesson 2: Cloud-Native Continuous Integration
- Container Technology
- Testing Cloud-Native Applications
- Building Cloud-Native Applications
Lesson 3: Cloud-Native Continuous Delivery and Deployment
- Continuous Delivery of Containers
- Checklist for Cloud-native CD Design
This course is ideal for professionals who are interested in cloud-native software development. To benefit the most from this course, you must be familiar with developing, building, testing, integrating, and deploying containerized microservices into cloud systems.
For an optimal student experience, we recommend the following hardware configuration:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM or higher
- Internet connection
You’ll also need the following software installed in advance:
- Sublime Text (latest version), Atom IDE (latest version) or another similar text editor application
Installation and Setup
Before you start this course, we’ll install Docker and Git, which are the tools used throughout this course. You will find the steps to install them here:
- curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh
- sh get-docker.sh
- Please follow the steps for your operating system to install Git: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/topics/git/how_to_install_git/.