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February 19, 2020 | Episode 84

Knative 101: Kubernetes and Serverless Explained with Jacques Chester

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What is Knative and how does it simplify Kubernetes-related processes through seamless extension? Jacques Chester (Software Engineer, VMware) is publishing a book called “Knative in Action” that walks through the problems Knative is trying to solve. You don’t need to be an expert to fully understand Knative, so start getting hands on and see what you can do with it! You also don't need to be an expert on Kubernetes to read the book, but some experience with the tool can help you get it working with your software more quickly. This episode will help you understand the relationship between Knative and serverless and simplify your Kubernetes cluster.

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Episode 86March 4, 2020 | 48 min

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Gwen Shapira

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Episode 87March 11, 2020 | 53 min

Machine Learning with TensorFlow and Apache Kafka ft. Chris Mattmann

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