Discover traffic management, observability, and security features of the Istio service mesh for Kubernetes
Managing complex applications in production require the operators to have more visibility into different portions of the application, specifically the communication between different services.
Service meshes are becoming popular in helping operators gain visibility into service communication and to manage security, traffic and other aspects of the service communication.
The Learn Istio Service Mesh video course and e-book help you understand what service mesh is about and give you a bunch of practical examples on how to use it.
There are numerous articles and tutorials out there that focus more on the theoretical knowledge and high-level overviews of service meshes.
In the past years, I traveled around the world and delivered numerous talks and workshops on Kubernetes, cloud-native development and Istio.
One feedback was in common with all the attendees: they enjoyed the practical examples as it was easier to understand different scenarios and see how they could use them in their applications.
That is how the Learn Istio Service Mesh video course and e-book are created. Both video course and the book focus on practical scenarios and give you examples (with full source code) on how to get the best out of the Istio service mesh.
Everything you need to get started and get proficient with Istio service mesh.
A book in PDF, Mobi and ePub formats with 7 chapters and more than 200 pages filled with detailed explanations, diagrams and code.
The book explains basic concepts you need to understand to start using the Istio service mesh. I followed a similar style of writting as I do in my blog posts - focusing on practical knowledge and showing the readers how to do something.
The book is being frequently updated - since the initial release it has grown 20+ pages, filled with new scenarios and updated instructions.
You will learn a ton of stuff from the book, but sometimes it's better to watch a video and see how things are done in practice.
New videos are added weekly as I am completing them and they will cover all the topics from the book.
New videos coming in February 2020:
Additional videos, added on a weekly basis:
It's not practical to search through a book if you forgot how a syntax for VirtualService looks like or how to set timeouts.
For that reason, the complete package includes a set of following cheatsheets that you can use to get an overview of most popular Istio custom resources:
Each cheatsheet explains the resource and provides a practical example on how to use it. In the appendix of the book, you will also find a multi-page Kubernetes CLI (kubectl) cheatsheet.
I have been working with Istio for the last two months and just got this book. I read it in two days, it's well written, easy to understand and a great way to start with Istio.