Speaker Details

Oliver Hughes


Ollie is a software engineer at Pivotal working on the Spring team. He is passionate about testing, cloud automation and data engineering. In his spare time he loves windsurfing, cycling and having BBQs in the garden.

Kubernetes Distilled - an in depth guide for the busy Java developer

Deep Dive
Cloud, Containers & Infrastructure

The Kubernetes hype train has reached full velocity and many organisations are now adopting the technology.

The Kubernetes ecosystem can be very operator focussed and it can be a challenge for developers to distil the information that is relevant for their job. There are a large number of available tools aimed at solving a broad set of problems but it can be daunting choosing which to invest in.

This deep dive sessions aims to provide developers with a thorough grounding on Kubernetes concepts, suggest best practices and get hands-on with some of the essential tooling.

Topics will include

  • Local development workflow
  • Approaches for building images from source
  •  Image Tagging Strategies
  • Using profiles
  • Deployment
  • Remote build services
  • Automated testing & Kubernetes
  • Debugging apps on Kubernetes
  • Provisioning a persistent data store with your application
  • Packaging your service as a Cloud Native Application Bundle
  • Health monitoring and management of running services
  • Log aggregation
  • TLS Termination
  •  Integrating with Kubernetes security
  • Externalised Configuration & Secrets
  • Service to Service communication & discovery
  •  Ingress Controllers
  • Observability of applications

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