Some Musings From KubeCon EU 2021 (Virtual Edition)
Thoughts and scribbles after attending a whole bunch of talks at KubeCon EU 2021
I’ve just finished binging on a whole host of talks from KubeCon EU 2021, and thought I’d scribble down some of my immediate thoughts - from the talks I “went” to, as well as more generally about virtual conferencing these days. Which is a bit of a change of pace, let’s be honest.
Tools To Visualise Your Kubernetes Cluster
My experience running a couple of open source tools to help visualise workloads deployed on Kubernetes
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How to connect to Google Kubernetes clusters in parallel
My approach to connecting to multiple clusters across multiple accounts from my terminal
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Things I Have Learnt After A Year As A Lead Engineer
Musings about the year just gone and some of the things I'm going to try differently going forwards
It’s probably natural to get a bit contemplative as one year rolls into another. In this post I’m going to spend a little time writing about some of the things I’ve learnt after a year moving into a “Senior Engineer” position, and then onto some of the things I hope to change going forwards, based on what I’ve learnt.
Team Nimbus and the Agents of Chaos
A post about my team’s first venture into running a Chaos Day — a series of chaos experiments against our platform
This blog post is about my team’s first ever Chaos Day - where we ran a series of experiments designed to test how our platform performed when we tried to disrupt it, or the workloads that run on it.
Getting Down With The Kubernetes Krew
Some handy kubectl plugins found through the kubernetes plugin manager krew
In this post, after a brief intro to what krew actually is, I run through a dozen or so plugins I’ve installed using it which I find to be pretty handy time-savers. Hope you find at least one of them useful!
Squeezing GKE System Resources In Small Clusters
Trying to create as much usable Compute in a tiny GKE cluster as possible, by squeezing its system resources
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KubeCon - Reflections
KubeCon 2019, Barcelona - my reflections on the conference as a whole
Barcelona night skyline - taken from Riot Games' website
KubeCon - Other Cool Things
Some of the other tool things I learnt at KubeCon that don't fit neatly into other posts!
Yes, this was a wall of donuts to celebrate Kubernetes 5th birthday!
KubeCon - Service Meshes
A potential solution for dealing with your lovingly crafted and delightfully distributed service mess
So, why service meshes?
Because I am architect, and architects are born to love service meshes. Because actually I can totally see the value of a service mesh, I just can’t quite seem to convince anyone that they’re worth biting the bullet on yet.