VSHN.timer #64: A Kubernetes Life

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 talk about the latest news about our favorite container orchestrator, like, ever.

1. We’ve talked about Kubernetes Operators previously, but DevOps engineers are still puzzled about them; in short, when to use them? This fantastic article in The New Stack will help you decide.

https://thenewstack.io/kubernetes-when-to-use-and-when-to-avoid-the-operator-pattern/

2. How do you manage secrets in Kubernetes? This article reviews several options (Vault, Mozilla Sops, Bitname Sealed Secrets) and dives into GitOps with Kapitan, which is the tool we use at Project Syn, by the way.

https://medium.com/kapitan-blog/declarative-secret-management-for-gitops-with-kapitan-b3c596eab088

3. We recently discovered Artifact Hub and we love it. It is a web-based application that enables finding, installing, and publishing packages and configurations for CNCF projects. Check it out!

https://artifacthub.io/

4. YAML much? Give this generator a spin. You’re welcome.

https://k8syaml.com/

5. The tool of the week is a collection of ready-to-use Kubernetes scripts that might save your life anytime soon.

https://github.com/eldada/kubernetes-scripts

What other tools do you use in your Kubernetes life? How do you manage those YAML files? Would you like to share any tips with our readers? 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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