Eric is a Staff Field Engineer at VMware helping customers modernize their applications and develop continuous delivery pipelines leveraging container technologies.
Building Applications for Kubernetes
This course is for developers that are new to building applications to run on Kubernetes. It covers how to build container images, run your app locally on Kubernetes, tools you can use to improve your workflow, and how to manage manifests for deployment.
Friday, July 31
[Webinar] Building Applications on Kubernetes: Setting up your Workstation
Are you a developer responsible for developing applications to run on Kubernetes, but not sure where to start? Watch the KubeAcademy webinar to learn best practices for setting up your workstation—derived from hosts Josh Rosso and Eric Smalling’s experience working with developers in the field. They'll begin by sharing some tools you will want to work with such as Docker and a locally runnable Kubernetes cluster. Then they'll teach you about the basics and best practices involved with running applications in containers and, finally, how to deploy them on Kubernetes.
Eric has 25 years of professional experience in enterprise software development and architecture, including build, test and deployment automation. He has been practicing DevOps concepts since long before the term was coined. On practically every project throughout his career, he has worn multiple hats: developer, automated testing evangelist, version control administrator and build system engineer. Eric has been a continuous integration advocate and implementer for nearly a decade, a Jenkins Ambassador and a Docker user since 2013. A second generation software developer (his father was a SNOBOL coder in the 60s!), he grew up in the 1980s and was coding 8-bit machines in elementary school. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, traveling, photography and, of course, hacking on software. Eric is “@ericsmalling” on Twitter, LinkedIn and GitHub.