Course Review: Kubernetes - The Documentary

When I saw at LinkedIn Learning a course titled Kubernetes: The Documentary it surely sparked my curiosity. After watching it, the name says it all: this is not a course at all, it is a very light documentary. And despite its 55 minutes of duration, it is way longer than it should.

"History is written by the winners" they say. You'll learn that Docker revolutionized the tech world by providing everyone with an easy to use container system, and that the next step was container orchestration. Three contestants (Docker Swarm, Mesos and Kubernetes)... and a long sequence of interviews about how hard it was to do it, how much effort the original team put on building K8s, and how amazing it was since it was announced and released and exploded in popularity. And how it has conquered the world (as of 2022), of course. But, if I'm correct, there is a single mention of what made Kubernetes better than the other contestants. Apart from the fact that it came from Google.

Don't get me wrong, it is still interesting, but I was expecting more information about how it compared with the others, and based on the documentary looks like mostly because it was from Google and, done with hard work (probably also the case for the folks building Docker Swarm!). High production values but shallow.

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