Hello World! Excuse the pun… jump on board with me on this journey and we will learn how to setup and deploy a micro-services architecture using Kubernetes, Laravel Lumen and Skaffold.


1. Project Setup

First off, let’s create an empty directory with git initialised, this will be our project working folder, I am running on Ubuntu so I would run something similar to the following command:

Next up let’s create some kind of directory structure to hold our services and Kubernetes manifests.

Go ahead and create the folder structure:

2. Creating a service

Create a Laravel Lumen application

Now lets create…

I was un-marshalling some JSON data onto my class and realised we could use PHP 8 attributes to make it cleaner and more easier to use.

Let me walk you through a quick example, imagine you have some JSON data:

The above data represents a flight departing from London Gatwick to Malta…


Hey everyone! 👋 In my first story I guided you through building and deploying a Laravel Lumen application in a micro-services architecture using Kubernetes, Skaffold and Minikube for local testing.

Today we are going to take a deeper dive into a Kubernetes Deployment manifest and explore the following topics:

  • Setting resource requests/limits
  • Setting pod affinity rules.
  • Creating and setting priority classes.

This guide assumes you are familiar with the basics of Kubernetes and Minikube, there will be a chance in each section to participate and run commands against your local cluster, however, you are not required.

Setting Resource Requests / Limits

Let’s kick off with…

Ben Osborne

Experienced Full-stack Developer | PHP | Kubernetes | Go | DevOps | AWS | Google Cloud

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