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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...

Crossplane

Crossplane

Published Oct 20, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

Crossplane.io basically takes IaaC principals of Infrastucture as Code and marries them with Kubernetes concepts of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) and defining multi-platform objects as YAML.

Ditching Docker Desktop Part 2: VBox and AzureVM

Ditching Docker Desktop Part 2: VBox and AzureVM

Published Oct 13, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

In our last article we focused on Hyper-V (PC) and Hyperkit (Mac). These are the clearest and easiest paths for using Minikube to solve our Docker needs. However, for those without Windows 10 Pro...

Ditching Docker Desktop

Ditching Docker Desktop

Published Oct 6, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

The Docker SA has been updated recently to require businesses to pay for Docker Desktop if they have more than 250 developers which at the cheapest (Pro) is US$5/user/month (if paid annual, $7 othe...

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