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    Deep Dive: Building a Kubernetes Operator SDK for Java Developers

    Recently Container Solutions released version 1.0.0 of the java-operator-sdk, which allows developers to implement Kubernetes operators in a simple and convenient way. In this post I would like to giv...

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    Riding the Tiger: Lessons Learned Implementing Istio

    Recently I (along with a few others much smarter than me) had occasion to implement a ‘real’ production system with Istio, running on a managed cloud-provided Kubernetes service. 

    FluxCD, ArgoCD or Jenkins X: Which Is the Right GitOps Tool for You?

    GitOps—the idea to fully manage applications and infrastructure using a Git-based workflow—is gaining a lot of traction recently. Nothing shows it better than a new generation of deployment tools, whi...

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    How to Move Metrics from Locust.io to Grafana via Prometheus

    Do you need to see results from your load tests? Do you know how to present stats on a well-arranged dashboard? We built an in-house solution called Locust Exporter for gathering metrics from load tes...

    How to Create Cross-Account User Roles for AWS with Terraform

    Most companies these days use multiple cloud accounts to separate resources, customers, or even internal departments. With multiple AWS accounts, it’s practical to rely on a so-called bastion account ...

    Deep Dive: Deployment Automation for Applications on Kubernetes (Part 2)

    This post is the second part of a series. Read the first part here. In the first part of this deep dive, we looked at kubectl and how it is a quick and easy way to do deployments but how certain edge ...

    Deep Dive: Deployment Automation for Applications on Kubernetes (Part 1)

    This post is the first part of a series. Read the second part here. Kubectl, if only by being the official CLI, is certainly the most popular way of interacting with Kubernetes clusters. And running k...

    Takeaways from the CNCF’s Latest Annual Report

    The Cloud Native community continues to spread rapidly, according to the 2019 annual report released by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this month. Given the more than 5,000 words contain...

    Cloud Native Education Isn't Just for Engineers

    For anyone that has been engaged in the big trend towards the containerisation of software applications, and the move to elastic, on-demand infrastructure, you'll know how important getting skilled up...