VSHN.timer #59: Quo Vadis, κυβερνήτης?

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to review some of the places our favorite captain has been during summer 2020.

1. What happened this last summer? Lots of things. The release of Kubernetes 1.19; the rewrite of k3d from scratch; Loodse became Kubermatic; and the recent announcement of the new Contributor Website, aimed to become „the one stop shop for Kubernetes contributor content and news.“ It’s hard to keep up!

https://www.kubernetes.dev/blog/2020/08/24/announcing-the-contributor-website/

2. Do you need Kubernetes? That’s the million dollar (or rather, Swiss francs) question these days. Thankfully Alex Hewson decided to write down the reasons why anyone should consider Kubernetes for their production workloads… or not.

https://mbird.biz/writing/do-i-need-kubernetes.html

3. If your team decides that indeed, Kubernetes is the way to go, you will need some examples to get started, and others to keep going. This GitHub repository contains a curated list of ready-to-use YAML files, showcasing the most important use cases and features of almost every Kubernetes installation.

https://github.com/ContainerSolutions/kubernetes-examples

4. The Kubernetes developer experience involves lots of YAML, kubectl, patience, rinse and repeat. Can these cycles be shortened? John Reese from Plex Systems thinks that verifying policies with Conftest are the solution, and he was kind enough to explain it all in detail.

https://engineering.plex.com/posts/kubernetes-policy-conftest/

5. The tool of the week is kconmon by Karl Stoney, a „Kubernetes node connectivity tool that preforms frequent tests, and exposes Prometheus metrics that are enriched with the node name, and the locality information (such as zone), enabling you to correlate issues between availability zones or nodes.“

https://github.com/Stono/kconmon

How do you pronounce the word „Kubernetes,“ anyway? Do you verify your deployments with policies? Would you like to share other Kubernetes news with the community? Get in touch with us through the form at the bottom of this page, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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