Does Crossplane Replace Terraform? Part I: the Theory

    What is Crossplane? If you don't already know, Crossplane is billed as an:

    In Praise of Low Tech DevEx

    When I started my career as an engineer in the early noughties, I was very keen on developer experience (devex). So when I joined a company whose chosen language was TCL (no, really), I decided to ask...

    9 min read

    At 50 Years Old, Is SQL Becoming a Niche Skill?

    SQL is turning 50 years old later this week 🎉 In your opinion, which are the best bits? Which are the worst? — Jeremy Taylor (@refset) April 29, 2024

    OK Cloud, On-Prem is Alright

    As someone who has worked in software since 2001, and in the Cloud Native (containerisation and Kubernetes) space since 2013, I'm getting old enough to have seen trends come and go a few times. VMs ca...

    6 min read

    Cloud Cost Management Part II - Quick Wins

    In the previous post we outlined and defined the three categories of cost management:

    6 min read

    Introducing the Open Source Compliance Framework

    8 min read

    Learn jq the Hard Way,Part IV: Pipes

    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.

    11 min read

    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...