Jason Smith

    Some Admission Webhook Basics

    Admission Webhooks are a new feature in Kubernetes since 1.9 that allows you to intercept manifests prior to them being deployed.  This gives you a lot of control to do things like inject sidecars, at...

    Kubernetes on AWS... Cool Your Jets

    When AWS joined the CNCF everyone got so excited for hosted Kubernetes, and the clickbait articles were produced en masse.  As much as I would love an AWS managed K8s, I am not holding my breath. I ha...

    This is not the Serverless I Ordered

     

    9 min read

    Introduction to gRPC

    The hot new buzz in tech is gRPC.  It is a super-fast, super-efficient Remote Procedure Call (RPC) system that will make your microservices talk to each other at lightspeed, or at least that’s what pe...

    12 min read

    An Introduction to stream processing systems: Kafka, AWS Kinesis and Azure Event Hubs

    Stream Processing Systems are one of the most powerful tools you can include in a microservice infrastructure, but from conversations I have had, many developers adopting microservices have not really...

    8 min read

    An argument against REST in microservices

    Rest has become a widely accepted standard for API’s.  There are a few reasons for this, it is easy to follow, works very much like a web browser does, and as such uses common tools to digest the serv...