A Kubernetes themed Halloween newsletter with some golden nuggets on the topic around the magical intranet.
Kaspar here - your favorite DevOps frontline correspondent. It’s election week in the US, but we stay focused on what really makes the world go around - Dev Experience and Kubernetes. I was preparing another topic for this week’s edition (hint: something hot coming in next week!), but I decided to stick to a Kubernetes themed Halloween newsletter, as I kept finding golden nuggets on the topic around the magical intranet.
So here’s my top treats for you, delivered in your preferred costume: 3 gems I dig up for you, 2 ideas from us at Humanitec and one final question for you, my dear reader.
Let’s start with something that our engineers have found quite useful and I hope you will too. When working with Kubernetes across different clusters, your kubeconfig file might get out of hand. This blog post is a nice hands-on guide to manage your cluster connections and get it under control.
Our team is also in the process of integrating with services for application monitoring on K8s. So if you too are currently looking for a solution in the space or planning to, I can spare you some research - here are three tools to zero in on: Our friends over at Instana built a great monitoring tool, with tons of automated insights - it’s perfect for beginners yet very handy for experienced developers as well. Datadog and New Relic, both more mature, have a definite steeper learning curve towards mastery, yet also offer a richer ecosystem of integrations to pick from. We just got started on this so we’ll find out a lot more in the weeks to come, we’re happy to sum it all up in a blog post if you are interested - hit reply and let me know.
Third, some fun for those of you into Kubernetes chaos testing - a true nugget for you to kill your pods in style.
We’ll try something a bit different this week. Instead of sharing more amazing content pieces for you to read, I wanted to make this a bit more interactive. So we’ve come up with two fun challenges:
Take your pick - p.s. participants undertaking the user test might win a golden ticket to our chocolate factory, i.e. a $20 Amazon voucher, have fun!
A hot take has come up over and over in the last couple of weeks in our conversations with partners and clients - GitOps sucks and no one is talking about it. Our friends at Container Solutions wrote a piece about it a while back, and the debate is only heating up as far as we can tell. So what do you think, does it suck for you too or not? What side are you on? Let me know here (seriously, I would love to hear from you) or tweet at us your thoughts.
Keep calm and vote K8s,