Introducing the Kubernetes for Developers Series

Yitaek Hwang
2 min readMay 31, 2023
Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash

For the past several years, I’ve been writing extensively about Kubernetes. At first, it was a way for me to document and share some of the how-to guides for common Kubernetes setup tasks with other engineers in the cloud, DevOps, and SRE space. Then as my role shifted more towards developer tooling and platform engineering, I started to also write about basic Kubernetes concepts and tips that I could share with developers just starting to use Kubernetes.

Over the years, I’ve also put together a lot of internal documentation and presentations that I would go over in onboarding and office hour sessions. One thing I’ve noticed in those sessions is that as much as the Kubernetes ecosystem has grown, the developer experience, both in terms of learning and using it, is still not ideal. We have a lot of resources available now for operators and admins, but significantly less material for developers who want a quick overview to become proficient with it.

The good news is that most developers that I’ve worked with are willing to learn. They might not have the time to learn Kubernetes “the hard way” or go for the CKAD exam, but they are eager to become familiar with the concepts and to not have bother their infra buddies for every single detail.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with the team at DevZero to create the “Kubernetes for Developers” series, distilling down high-level concepts to get you comfortable with Kubernetes before getting mired in YAML hell. The goal is to start from the basics and also cover more realistic scenarios of how Kubernetes might be used at your company.

If you’re interested, feel free to subscribe and follow along.

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Yitaek Hwang

Software Engineer at NYDIG writing about cloud, DevOps/SRE, and crypto topics: https://yitaekhwang.com