Learn Kubernetes, Part I, Basics, Deployment and Minikube

Chris Noring on May 18, 2019

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It's Also called K8s so Kubernete*s*, 8 characters in the middle are removed. Now you can impress your friends that you know why it's referred to as K8.

I always thought the reason for this is that "ete" in "Kubernetes" sounds like an 8, so we have "Kubern8s". What kind of eights? Well, "Kubern" eights are not a real thing, so we skip the "ubern", and now we have "K'8s", which just becomes "K8s".


Hi Thorsten. This is what Google themselves say..


But who knows what else is true ;)


Yeah it's a similar principle to internationalisation being shortened to i11n as it has 11 letters in the middle and just makes it quicker to type and slightly quicker to say


Great read, thanks for sharing your knowledge in an easy to understand way. Looking forward to part 3.

Just a small suggestion. A link to the next article in the series at the bottom helps the reader move on without having to scroll all the way back to the top to find the link


Excellent post @softchris !

There are a couple of typos:

  • curl http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/default/pod/$POD_NAME should be curl http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/default/pods/$POD_NAME

  • curl http:localhost:8080 should be curl http://localhost:8080


Thanks for this awesome writeup. I think there's a little typo here

Instead of typing kubectl proxy we can now type curl http://localhost:8001/version and get the same results:

I think it should be

Instead of typing kubectl version we can now type curl http://localhost:8001/version and get the same results:


Hi thanks. Appreciate you pointing that out :)


Really nice post.

I got a small setup at home for some local services with docker-compose. Do you think its worth it to switch to k8s with a single node (master)? Or is it to much overhead to maintain it?


hi Martin.. I'd say it depends. If you are hosting it in the Cloud then horizontal scaling is enabled by default and that might be all you need. To me it sounds like it might be overkill but trying it out on a hobby basis is how most of us learn anything


For windows 10 users with HyperV, you must explicitly specify 'hyperv' as a driver since minikube use VirtualBox by default.

minikube start --vm-driver=hyperv


Dang it. Take my heart. I appreciate that high quality gif.


Great, soft, and effective introduction about k8s. I'm looking forward for part two. In fact, I'm looking forward to the entire series. Please do more ☸️


Thanks a lot. I learn so much of all your articles


hi Lucas. That's very nice of you to say. Thank you.. :)


hi Ariaseta. Thanks for the comment :). The 2nd part is gonna be published in the next week.


Exceptional Post on Dev.to about Kubernetes a.k.a K8. Already looking forward to Part II


hi Ali. Really appreciate that comment.. thank you.. Yes will work hard to release second part in the next few days :)

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