Microsoft, Packt Team for Cloud
February 11, 2019
computing is transforming the way developers build and manage software
applications, which demands a significant shift in mindset and skills
across the developer world. A survey by the Cloud Native Computing
Foundation (CNCF) in 2018 found that the use of cloud native
technologies has grown by an incredible 200% since December 2017.
To help developers learn new skills and successfully adapt to cloud
native practices, Microsoft is partnering with technology publisher
Packt to provide two new free eBooks. These eBooks tackle two important
aspects of cloud native development - NoSQL databases and
containerization. They provide a range of tutorials and practical
guidance that will help developers make the most of these new
In Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB, readers will learn how Cosmos
DB, Microsoft's new NoSQL database, can provide a resilient and scalable
foundation for cloud native applications. Containerize Your Apps with
Docker and Kubernetes explores how developers can leverage containers to
deploy and manage applications on the cloud.
eBooks have been developed by Packt and are available to download for
free on the Microsoft Azure website.
Oliver Huggins, Head of Product Technology at Packt, commented that,
"Cloud native development is a major industry shift that every software
developer will need to adapt to. While the relentless pace of change in
tech can seem cut-throat, by working with Microsoft on these free eBooks
we're showing that the industry can work together to help developers
adapt to this new way of working."
Huggins continued, "We're delighted to be working with Microsoft - their
ethos is very similar to ours in that they put the needs of developers
first. With these two free eBooks we hope to empower developers to fully
embrace the opportunities of cloud native development."
Download Guide to NoSQL with Azure CosmosDB from
Microsoft Azure here.
Download Containerize Your Apps with Docker and
Kubernetes from Microsoft Azure here.