Learning Kubernetes requires several critical elements; one of which is setting up a cluster. But the value in understanding how to set up a Kubernetes cluster is dwindling as enterprise Kubernetes services are emerging. So if you want to learn how to use Kubernetes, but not know how to deploy it, what do you do? Pay a lot of money to use an enterprise Kubernetes service, just so you can play around? Eric Shanks has an alternative in the form of an open-source project named Kind.
Eric Shanks comments:
Normally, when building a Kubernetes cluster, you’ll need some virtual machines or physical servers. You’d need some machines for the control plane and some machines to run your workloads and sometimes these servers are the same. But using an open source project called, “Kind“, lets us spin up a Kubernetes cluster on docker containers using your own laptop instead of needing a bunch of VMs.
Read more at The IT Hollow A Kind Way to Learn Kubernetes