Building Cloud Native Microservices

Build a fully functional e-commerce site, using microservices, Docker, Kubernetes, Weave Net and Scope


Building microservices is hard enough, but on top of that you have to choose a networking tool, a service discovery tool, a testing tool and a continuous delivery engine. In this workshop, participants will build a full e-commerce reference application, and along the way learn:

  • Microservices
  • Containers
  • Networking
  • Visualisation
  • Schedulers
  • Monitoring
  • Logging

This workshop is based on the Sock Shop reference application and is delivered by our training partner Container Solutions.


Introduction to Containers (Docker)

  • Docker overview
  • Installing Docker (all operating systems)
  • Working with Containers
  • Working with Images
  • Building images with Dockerfiles
  • Managing images and containers
  • Data persistence with Volumes

Introduction to Orchestrators (Kubernetes)

  • Why Orchestration?
  • Components
  • Kubernetes Architecture
  • Basic concepts

Introduction to Container Networking (Weave Net)

  • Benefits of container networking
  • Look at various options/tools
  • Focused look at Weave Net

Visualization/Debugging (Weave Scope)

  • Challenges with microservice applications
  • Microservice specific tooling
  • Visualising applications using Weave Scope
  • Debugging applications using Weave Scope

Introduction to Microservices

  • Why Microservices? Benefits and evolution.
  • Basic Principles / Best Practices
  • Modeling and sizing services
  • Integrations / APIs
  • Handling state / databases

Developing Microservices

  • Writing Microservices from scratch
  • Applying best practices/principles
  • Dockerizing Microservices.
  • Deploying Docker Containers on Kubernetes
  • Connecting to a database
  • Install and run Scope

Developing Microservices

  • Introducing SockShop (Microservice reference e-commerce application)
  • Background (architecture, design, and technologies used)
  • Testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Pull Repo and Deploy
  • Add previously built service to SockShop


  • Introducing Prometheus
  • Components
  • Prometheus Architecture
  • Concepts
  • Showcase


  • Introducing ELK
  • Components
  • ELK Architecture
  • Concepts
  • Showcase


Delegates need to have basic Linux and programming knowledge

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