Monthly Archives: May 2021

Service Mesh In Kubernetes Explained

What is a service mesh in Kubernetes? What are it’s features? When should we use a service mesh? Why do we need service mesh? Let’s answer those and other questions related to service mesh?

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Using Rancher For Creating And Managing Kubernetes Clusters

How can we create and manage Kubernetes clusters on-prem or in Cloud? How can we manage our clusters across providers and regions? Can Rancher and Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) help us with those and other similar tasks? Can we use it to manage clusters no matter whether they are in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud (GCP), DigitalOcean, Linode, VMWare, and other Cloud providers as well as in our own on-prem datacenters?

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Running Jenkins In Kubernetes – Tutorial And Review

Should we be using Jenkins for our Kubernetes CI/CD pipeline needs in 2021? How to deploy Jenkins in k8s? How to run Jenkins builds in Kubernetes? How would a full CI/CD pipeline look like?

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Versioning Explained – Semantic (SemVer), Calendar (CalVer), etc.

How do we version software? Should we use build numbers, Semantic Versioning (SemVer), Calendar Versions (CalVer), milestone versioning, or something else? What are the reasons for using each of those and which one should you use?

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Tekton – Kubernetes Cloud-Native CI/CD Pipelines And Workflows

Tekton is a powerful and flexible open-source framework for creating CI/CD systems aiming at becoming a de-facto standard for running pipelines and workflows in Kubernetes. It allows developers to build, test, and deploy across cloud providers and on-premise systems.

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Branching Strategies Explained

What are different branching strategies? Which Git branching strategy should you be using? Should it be trunk-based development, feature branches, GitHub Flow, forking strategy, release branching, Git Flow, environment branches, or something completely different?

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Github Actions review and tutorial

What is GitHub actions? How to use GitHub Actions, and does it work? How can we leverage its marketplace, and what is the pricing? Is it a good solution for CI/CD pipelines? Let’s answer those and other questions through tutorial and review.

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Continuous integration, delivery, deployment, and testing explained

Chat is continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), continuous deployment (CDP), and continuous testing (CT)? How do they differ from each other? Which one should we use?

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