Developing Spring Boot Apps for Kubernetes

November 25 - 26 2021
August 24 - 25 2021
Training Cost
1.250 EUR (VAT ex.) per person
1.350 EUR (VAT ex.) per person
Practical informationClass from 9 AM to 5 PM
LanguageEnglish (unless all attendees speak Dutch)

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2 days

Course overview

Kubernetes is the industry approved platform for growing a Cloud Native strategy. Spring (Boot) has always encouraged developers to leverage the tools/technologies that best solves their business use cases.

In this training, we will bring both worlds together so that you as a Spring (boot) developer can take ownership of your code from development to production. We will look at some best practices/patterns on how to containerize your Spring Boot application & run it on a Kubernetes cluster. We will also look at how you can integrate your Spring Boot app with Kubernetes.

This is an intensive, hands-on training, every student will get access to a Kubernetes cluster to complete the labs.

By the time the training is over, you will have a good understanding of how Spring Boot & Kubernetes work hand in hand and you will have bridged some of the gaps between Dev & Ops.

Who should attend this training

Spring Application developers who want to learn best practices & patterns for containerising Spring Boot Applications with Docker, and integrate them in the Kubernetes platform.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, you will have learned the following:

  • Design principles of Cloud Native apps

  • Why is Kubernetes the industry approved platform & how does Spring Boot fit in?

  • Containerize Spring Boot applications

  • Deploy Spring Boot applications on Kubernetes

  • Spring Boot configuration in Kubernetes

  • Spring Boot application lifecycle in Kubernetes

  • Visibility & Observability

  • This training requires you to have good knowledge of Java & Spring boot (Spring Core/boot training is recommended)

  • Basic knowledge of Docker/containers & Kubernetes is recommended

  • This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) training. Please bring your own laptop to the course. Please make sure the following software is installed:

    • This training has an interactive hosted environment. You will only need an internet browser (preferably Google Chrome)

Course Content


  • What is Cloud Native?

  • Cloud Native design principles

  • Cloud Native Journey

Building containers 

  • Container introduction (why)

  • Docker introduction

  • Containerize your Spring Boot application

Going beyond Dockerfiles

  • Best practices / optimizing containers

  • Jib

  • Pack / Buildpacks

  • Building containers with Spring Boot

Kubernetes Introduction

  • Kubernetes Architecture

  • Main building blocks:

    • Pod

    • Deployment

    • ReplicaSet

    • Service

    • Ingress

  • Using kubectl imperative commands to generate definitions

  • Manually deploy your spring boot application on Kubernetes

  • Organizing resources

Spring Boot configuration on Kubernetes

  • External configuration

  • Spring Profiles

  • Spring Boot Cloud Platform config

  • Kubernetes Env Vars / ConfigMaps / Secrets

Managing application deployments

  • Deployment strategies:

    • Rolling upgrade

    • Recreate

    • Blue-green

    • Canary

  • Rolling back deployments

  • Rollout considerations

Health checks and probes

  • Spring Booth Health Indicators

  • Creating a custom health indicator

  • Liveness and Readiness Kubernetes probes

  • LivenessState and ReadinessState

  • Graceful Shutdown

Observability I: Logging

  • Logging challenges in Cloud Native apps

  • Logging in Spring Boot

  • Logging Architectures

Observability II: Metrics

  • Metrics and Monitoring

  • Metrics in Spring Boot

  • Custom metrics

  • Prometheus and Grafana

The cloud is the limit

  • Kubernetes Resources

  • Requests and Limits

  • Scheduling

This training in-company?
Upon your request we can organize this training for you.