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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    Learn jq the Hard Way, Part II: The jq Command

    Introduction See Part I to get an introduction to this series, and a guide on the Hard Way method. In this post, we cover: What jq is Look at examples of it Introduce key terms Briefly look at its pla...

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    Under Control: Why Governance Engineering is Coming to Cloud Native

    The history (and prehistory) of Cloud Native has been characterised by the gradual encroachment of automation on more and more pieces of the software engineering lifecycle. In the dark ages before the...

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    Learn jq the Hard Way, Part I: JSON

    Introduction At Container Solutions, we spend a significant amount of engineering time wrangling JSON requests and responses to and from various APIs. While traditional text-processing tools such as g...