Here is our in-depth review of Monolith to Microservices at Scale, based on hours of rigorous testing and evaluation.
Updated: September 1, 2023
This intensive, hands-on course that covers using Docker and Kubernetes to build a distributed microservices application for scale.
By Various Authors
The Monolith to Microservices at Scale course is part of Udacity's Cloud Developer Nanodegree program. If you already know how to use AWS and want a hands-on introduction to using Docker and Kubernetes to build a modern microservices application, this course is a great option.
Udacity’s hands-on approach is intense, but it works. Their emphasis on practice and real-world examples will prepare you to build professional-grade cloud-first applications.
At the end of this course, you'll be tasked with a solo project: refactoring a monolithic application to microservices, along with a CI/CD process to automate building and deploying Docker images to a Kubernetes cluster. You'll receive personalized feedback on your project and one-to-one support along the way.
Since this course is part of a larger Nanodegree program, you should only skip to this section if you feel great about your foundational skills in building and deploying applications to AWS.
By Nigel Poulton, Dan Wahlin, others
Exceptional video-based courses by some of the leading Docker experts.
A Cloud Guru
By Linux Academy
Exceptional hands-on Docker course with a focus on practical, real-world exercises.
By Ben Lambert, Logan Rakai
A robust choice for mastering Docker containerization, with frequent hands-on labs for practice and assessments for skill validation.
Our course reviews are conducted by a team of technical professionals, course developers, and lifelong learners.
The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
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