From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js eBook

Published on May 8, 2020
From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js eBook

Introduction to the eBook

This book is designed to introduce you to using containers and Kubernetes for full-stack development. You’ll learn how to develop a full-stack application using Node.js and MongoDB and how to manage them — first with Docker, then with Docker Compose, and finally with Kubernetes.

This book is based on the From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js tutorial series found on DigitalOcean Community. The topics that it covers include how to:

  1. Build a Node.js application using Docker for development

  2. Integrate a NoSQL database into your Node.js application using MongoDB

  3. Manage your development environment with Docker Compose

  4. Migrate your Docker Compose workflow to Kubernetes

  5. Scale your Node.js and MongoDB application using Helm and Kubernetes

  6. Secure your containerized Node.js application using Nginx, Let’s Encrypt, and Docker Compose

Each chapter is is designed to build progressively from the first. However, if you’re familiar with a topic, or are more interested in a particular section, feel free to jump to the chapter that best suits your purpose.

Download the eBook

You can download the eBook in either the EPUB or PDF format by following the links below.

If you’d like to learn more about app development using Node.js visit the DigitalOcean Community’s [Node.js section] ( Or if you want to continue learning about containers, Docker, and Kubernetes, you might be interested in the Kubernetes for Full-Stack Developers self-guided course.

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Tutorial Series: From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js

In this series, you will build and containerize a Node.js application with a MongoDB database. The series is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of migrating an application to Kubernetes, including modernizing your app using the 12FA methodology, containerizing it, and deploying it to Kubernetes. The series also includes information on deploying your app with Docker Compose using an Nginx reverse proxy and Let’s Encrypt.

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