re: Learn Kubernetes, Part I, Basics, Deployment and Minikube VIEW POST

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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..

kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/overvi...

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

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