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Java, microservices, Docker and Kubernetes: Learn to use them to create an efficient enterprise

If companies get too far behind the curve when adapting to cloud infrastructure, they are giving competitors an unnecessary edge. This five-book master class from O'Reilly can get you on track.

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Running on outdated, bloated systems wastes resources that companies can't afford. And it's unnecessary because the technology is there; it's simply a matter of mastering it. Fortunately, the equivalent of a master class on the efficient use of microservices, Java, Docker and Kubernetes is found in the Microservices eBook Bundle by O'Reilly.

Microservices have been growing in popularity over the last few years as businesses have tried becoming more Agile. You'll learn how microservices operate and how to use them to build applications in "Microservice Architecture: Aligning Principles, Practices and Culture."

Microservices can be a little tricky unless you get them exactly right, but when you do, the impact can be significantly positive. "Production-Ready Microservices: Building Standardized Systems" teaches you how to design stable, fault-tolerant systems, as well as how to scale them and all of the steps that follow. Just the skills you'll learn in these first two books will be enough to make you more attractive to employers, so you may want to start checking out the best resume and job interview tips.

No business can remain competitive with solutions that have just been cobbled together to adapt applications for the cloud, a whole new system that is native to the cloud is an absolute necessity. "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems" shows you how to do that with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Cloud Foundry. Follow up with "Using Docker: Developing & Deploying Software with Containers" for a step-by-step guide on how to develop, test and deploy web apps using Docker.

DevOps engineers can learn how to create, manage, operate and upgrade a Kubernetes cluster, both onsite and in the cloud, in "Managing Kubernetes: Operating Kubernetes Clusters in the Real World." Authors Brendan Burns, a co-founder of the Kubernetes platform, and Craig Tracey, who has been working on the internet's infrastructure for the last 20 years, are supremely qualified for teaching this subject matter. And readers have shown their approval with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Don't pass up this chance to learn all about microservices and so much more while the Microservices eBook Bundle by O'Reilly is available for only $9.99 (normally $230).

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