Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Google Cloud vs AWS vs Azure vs Linode – Speed Comparison

Which cloud provider is the fastest? Is it Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Linode?

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eksctl – How to Create and Manage AWS EKS clusters

A review of eksctl and step by step guide how to create and manage AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) clusters.

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Okteto – How To Create Instant Development Environments In Kubernetes

Okteto empowers developers to get the infrastructure and environments they need instantly and without a steep learning curve.

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Amazon Lightsail Containers – AWS Service That Favors Simplicity

Amazon Lightsail containers are all about simplicity.

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Copilot – What AWS ECS and Fargate Container Management Should Have Been All Along

The setup of a development environment tends to be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive.

Gitpod changes the way we think about development environments. It gives us an IDE to write code, all the tools we need to compile our applications, run tests, and do whatever else we might be doing. It gives us the infrastructure we need. It allows us to onboard anyone into any project instantly.

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Gitpod – Instant Development Environment Setup

The setup of a development environment tends to be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive.

Gitpod changes the way we think about development environments. It gives us an IDE to write code, all the tools we need to compile our applications, run tests, and do whatever else we might be doing. It gives us the infrastructure we need. It allows us to onboard anyone into any project instantly.

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Kaniko – Building Container Images In Kubernetes Without Docker

How do we build container images inside containers running in a Kubernetes cluster? Docker is a bad option since it cannot run inside containers. Using it requires communication to the Docker engine running in cluster nodes. Even if that security concern is not enough, Dockershim is deprecated in Kubernetes 1.20 and will be (or already is) removed from 1.22. That means that alternative container engines like ContainerD will take its place. In other words, using Docker is not even an option anymore.

Kaniko comes to the rescue. It is a tool to build container images from a Dockerfile, inside a container or Kubernetes cluster.

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Environments Based On Pull Requests (PRs): Using Argo CD To Apply GitOps Principles On Previews

Release frequency keeps increasing and, with it, the need to get away from static environments like staging, integration, and other permanent setups. Dynamic environments based on pull requests are probably the best example of a need for a much higher level of dynamism. Kubernetes allows us to easily create whatever we need, and destroy what is not in use. There is no need for anything, especially not environments to be permanent, except for production. We can get far in that direction by combining GitOps practices and Argo CD in a way that each pull request (PR) creates a new environment that is destroyed when a PR is closed. By doing that, we can improve efficiency while, at the same time, reducing the costs.

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Kubevious: Kubernetes Dashboard That Isn’t A Waste Of Time

After many failed attempts to find a Kubernetes dashboard that is actually useful (even a little bit), I finally stumbled upon Kubevious. There is finally a Kubernetes UI I can recommend.

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