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OpenShift for Developers by Graham Dumpleton, Grant Shipley

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Afterword

All good things come to an end, and so we must now end this book. We hope you have enjoyed it and found it useful.

We know we could have filled many more chapters as we peeled back the layers of OpenShift, but our intent with this book was to get you up and running with the latest version of OpenShift as quickly as possible. We hope you will continue to explore the seemingly neverending possibilities of what a modern container application platform such as OpenShift can provide.

What We Covered

Here’s what we covered:

  • The components that go to make up a container application platform

  • Basic terminology explaining the OpenShift components

  • How to install your own copy of OpenShift

  • How to create an application on OpenShift

  • How to add persistent storage to your application

  • How to automate the build and deployment of your application code

  • How to scale up your application as you get more users

  • How to choose the right deployement strategy for your application

  • How to simplify application deployment using templates

  • How to use application logs and debug deployment of your application

  • How to use environment variables to customize your application’s behavior

  • How to deploy applications based on a Docker image

Final Words

The whole ecosystem that exists around container based deployment is still a rapidly evolving area. Standardization of key components is occuring under the umbrella of the Open Container Initiative overseen by the Linux Foundation.

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