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
Photo by Davide Ragusa on Unsplash
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.
KubeCon - Observability
Because without observability, well, you really just can't see what's going on
One of the (many) topics I was keen to get into while at KubeCon was observability. This is something that is just so totally and utterly crucial when running this whole “distributed microservice” thing that you really need good solutions to this stuff to make a success of it.
KubeCon - The Keynotes
My summary & thoughts from some of the keynote presentations whilst over at KubeCon 2019 in Barcelona
Dan Kohn’s talk starts with a screenshot of the game Civ VI - who doesn’t want to see a turn-based strategy game reference in a talk to nearly 8,000
IT professionals geeks - he is emphasising the idea that in the game you could not train Knights without first discovering Stirrups.