Introducing the KATE Stack

    At Container Solutions, one of our ‘bread and butter’ engagements is to help a software infrastructure team move from more traditional software delivery paradigms to Cloud Native ones.

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    Learn JQ the Hard Way, Part III - Filters

    Other Posts Part I Part II Simple Filters In this section we introduce the most-frequently used feature of jq: the filter. Filters allow you to reduce a given stream of JSON to another smaller, more r...

    7 min read

    Cloud Cost Management Part I - Orientation

    As Cloud Native consultants, we often get asked about managing cloud costs. The business that doesn’t ever want to save money is a rare one indeed. However, what we have found is that in the Zero Inte...

    CI Shootout: Getting started with Jenkins, Concourse, Tekton and Argo Workflows

    At EngineerBetter we’ve evaluated four self-hosted CI systems in order to compare them against each other: Jenkins, Concourse, Tekton and Argo Workflows. For each CI system we’ve created some pipeline...

    8 min read

    Cloud Foundry Rolling Deployments

    Version 7 of Cloud Foundry’s cf CLI is now generally available. This makes rolling deployments a first-class feature, and adds many more flexible workflows than the original cf push offered. These cha...

    39 min read

    Debugging Kubernetes Networking

    At EngineerBetter, we’re going through the formality of ensuring that we’ve got the Certified Kubernetes Administrator qualification box ticked. Kelsey Hightower’s Kubernetes The Hard Way is a valuabl...

    3 min read

    Yubikeys for Static Secrets

    You can use your Yubikey to remember and type an arbitrary string, as well as using it as a OTP generator and a secure store for your SSH key. We use this so that we don’t have to remember our 1Passwo...

    6 min read

    Increasing Concourse Worker Container Limits

    Concourse runs all pipeline processes inside containers providing isolation, security and customisability. By default each Concourse worker allows only 250 containers to run concurrently, leading to t...

    The Anthropic Sympathy of Platforms

    The way most enterprises operate is wasting both the time and money that they are made from. By learning from cognitive psychology and neuroscience we can find better, more productive ways of working.