June 14, 2023
Buy my latest book “Ansible For Kubernetes By Example” edited with Apress, published date 11th May 2023.
Erez Kirson #
Linkedin Principal Solution Engineer at Run:ai 5.0 out of 5 stars If you work with Kubernetes - This is a MUST Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2023
Its an exceptional book that brings together the power of Ansible and the complexities of Kubernetes in a comprehensive and approachable manner. As an avid Kubernetes user, I was looking for a resource that would help me leverage the capabilities of Ansible to automate and streamline my Kubernetes deployments, and this book exceeded my expectations.
Luca, has done a remarkable job of structuring the book in a logical and progressive manner. It starts with an introduction to Ansible, providing a solid foundation for those who might be new to the tool. The explanations are clear, concise, and easy to follow, making it accessible to readers of all experience levels.
The book then seamlessly transitions into the realm of Kubernetes, unraveling its intricacies and demonstrating how Ansible can be utilized as a powerful orchestration tool. Luca’s expertise shines through as he explores various Kubernetes concepts, including pod deployment, service management, secrets, and configuration management, all through the lens of Ansible.
One of the standout features of this book is the practical approach it takes. Each chapter is filled with real-world examples, hands-on exercises, and best practices that empower readers to apply their knowledge immediately. The step-by-step tutorials and code snippets make it incredibly easy to follow along and implement Ansible playbooks tailored specifically for Kubernetes environments.
Furthermore, Luca provides valuable insights into advanced topics like Helm chart management, infrastructure as code with Kubernetes, and integrating Ansible with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. These advanced concepts are explained in a manner that doesn’t overwhelm the reader, but rather encourages exploration and experimentation.
The attention to detail and the author’s passion for the subject matter are evident throughout the book. Additionally, the book is up-to-date, taking into account the latest developments and best practices in both Ansible and Kubernetes.
In conclusion, “Ansible for Kubernetes” is a must-have resource for anyone working with Kubernetes and seeking to harness the power of Ansible for automation and orchestration. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this book will undoubtedly enhance your understanding and proficiency in managing Kubernetes deployments with Ansible. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to level up their Kubernetes automation skills.
Daniel Kallner #
Linkedin CEO at Octopus Computer Solutions 5.0 out of 5 stars This book will gain you the knowledge to construct scenarios on top of Kubernetes using Ansible Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2023
At last, a book that perfectly navigates Ansible from start to finish!
Luca’s immense contribution to the community is in every page of this guide. He meticulously starts from the basic elements that every DevOps engineer should grasp - a necessary path often missing in other books. Luca executes this brilliantly, making the book a standout in its genre.
Covering a broad spectrum of environments, including Windows, Python, Linux, Red-Hat, Ubuntu, and more, this book is truly versatile. It adeptly illustrates development cycles, their impact on DevOps teams, and the transformation brought about by automation.
Each chapter thoughtfully instructs the reader with practical examples. I found the examples of kubernetes.core.k8s ansible plays with variables particularly enlightening.
By reading and implementing the examples provided, you’ll gain the knowledge to construct intricate scenarios on top of Kubernetes using Ansible.
When Luca first approached me to review the draft of this book, I was thrilled due to my familiarity with his exemplary work on the ansiblepilot.com website and previous publications. The final product exceeded my expectations.
Coupling this book’s examples with the experience we’ve gained at Octopus in deploying Kubernetes using Ansible in a variety of environments, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle even the most complex scenarios
This book is an invaluable resource and a ‘must-have’ for anyone in the field! Way to go Luca!
Michael Knyazev #
Linkedin Senior Consultant at Red Hat amazon.co.au 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! In-depth coverage of all aspects Ansible meeting Kubernetes. Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2023
I enjoyed the in-depth coverage of all aspects of Ansible meeting Kubernetes in the book. Be it automation for infrastructure provisioning, development, deployment, testing, or maintenance. The core, as well as supporting content in the book, is very well selected by Luca. I can feel his goal is to be as valuable as possible for the reader at all times. It is a great book where both aspiring and intermediate-level Ansible / Kubernetes specialists can find a lot of value. Great source of inspiring ideas for automation for success! A quote from Leonardo da Vinci was rightly included in the book: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Because Luca clearly has the talent to explain the most advanced aspects in his unique easy-going, and inspiring way, combined with his expert-level wisdom in the Automation domain!
Edward Quail #
Linkedin Manager, Architecture, Financial Services Consulting at Red Hat amazon.com 5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Kubernetes AUTOMATED with Ansible Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2023
I picked up this book because I wanted to learn more about how to automate Kubernetes in a more scalable and secure fashion as I work in a regulated industry. What I got was practical methodologies to apply automated practices to Kubernetes deployments in a non-opinionated format. The book walks you through many ways to manage Kubernetes and even includes some of the proprietary deployment methodologies such as AKS, EKS, Openshift and more. I also learned the business aspect to the importance of Kubernetes in the enterprise and because of this knowledge I will be able to articulate better the importance of shifting to modernizing application solution utilizing automated processes to deploying applications faster with kubernetes.
Anonymous - amazon.co.uk #
I improved my skill in IT infrastructure and cloud native application deployment with Ansible and Kubernetes. Affordable for all the knowledge shared. I really appreciated the code examples.
Fabio Mario Bullo #
Linkedin CEO at Beauty Service Lin amazon.it
This is exactly what you need if you are looking to Automate Your Kubernetes. Well and crealy written, this book will guide you through examples in order to achieve your tasks. Highly recommended
Enrico Coi #
Linkedin ICT specialist amazon.it
I started following Luca on his YouTube channel a while ago but just recently had a chance to dig in deeper into the topic and really start with some practice. Plenty of examples and clear explanations is what I usually expect and wasn’t disappointed; the book guides you through both basic and more advanced steps with great attention to detail. Would recommend.