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Github Actions and Workflows

Github Actions and Workflows

Published Dec 1, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

Github Actions allow us to run Workflows to automate our work. The Actions model is very similar to Azure DevOps Pipelines in that we have Workflows (Pipelines) with Runners (Agents) that execute J...

Newrelic: Part 2 (Comparing NR, DD, and ALM)

Newrelic: Part 2 (Comparing NR, DD, and ALM)

Published Nov 24, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

In the last article we dug into New Relic for Kubernetes cluster monitoring and automatic APM via Pixie.

Newrelic: Part 1

Newrelic: Part 1

Published Nov 17, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

New Relic is a performance monitoring and logging tool that has been around since 2008 when it was founded by Lew Cirne (the company is an anagram of his name).He remained CEO until July of this ye...

Upgrading Kubernetes

Upgrading Kubernetes

Published Nov 10, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

One of the more scary operations one must perform is upgrading a Kubernetes cluster. While new versions often bring better stability and new functionality, they also can deprecate APIs upon which ...

Zipkin, Grafana, Prometheus and Kiali

Zipkin, Grafana, Prometheus and Kiali

Published Nov 3, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

With all these tracing projects, I thought i might be good to show the free/open-source ways one can use to measure application performance. We will look at Zipkin, Grafana and Prometheus. We wil...

Lightstep

Lightstep

Published Oct 27, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

I’m a sucker for Schwag. I’ll admit I have a vast collection of Tees from various conferences and it’s really something I miss in the last years of quarantine - trade show halls and silly branded g...

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