Infrastructure as Code – The Wrong Way
You are probably familiar with the term “infrastructure as code”. It’s a great concept, and it’s gaining steam in the industry. Unfortunately, just as we had a lot to learn about how to write clean ...
How to get your pull requests approved more quickly
TL;DR The fewer reviews necessary, the quicker your PR gets approved. Code reviews serve an essential function on any software codebase. Done right, they help ensure correctness, reliability, and maintainability of code. On many teams, ...
AWS Cloud HSM, Docker and NGINX
There is quite a bit of easily searchable content on the security benefits of leveraging a Hardware Security Module to manage cryptographic keys, so I will leave that to the scope of another article. The ...
Why we started using JSON Schema in our internal Helm charts
Helm 3 supports validating the provided chart values against a JSON Schema. While it may be quicker to get started in your chart development without a schema, we found it valuable for a number of ...
ARM Wrestling Its Way Into Mainstream Software Development
Nearly all smart phones have been running ARM-based processors for years. They provide superior power for the amount of power consumed, and thus extend battery life. With Apple’s recent release of the Apple Silicon M1 ...
Modern Development Environment for C++: Part 1
Aug 19, 2020
, Platform Engineering
As an experienced Java (or C#, or Python, or any modern language) developer, the entire C/C++ ecosystem may appear, at best, somewhat drab and, at worst, maybe even dilapidated. The tools are cumbersome, the UI’s ...
Explore your Kubernetes cluster with k9s
If you use Kubernetes, you have probably become adept at crafting commands with kubectl (pronounced “koob-cuddle”). Sure, we prefer to interact with the cluster with declarative configs via a deployment pipeline, but sometimes you need ...