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Implementing Non-Trivial Containerized Systems – Part 4: Adding a Web Interface

This is the fourth part of a multi–part series on designing and building non-trivial containerized solutions. We’re making a radio station using off-the-shelf components and some home-spun software, all on top of Docker, Docker Compose, and eventually, Kubernetes. In this part, we’ve got a working system, our own rebuildable images, and a portable Docker Compose

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A Decade With Cloud Foundry

Buddhism has its Four Noble Truths. Plato had his Ideals. We’ve spent close to a decade running applications on top of the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and here’s a few universal truths about application development and deployment that we hope you’ll bring to your next Kubernetes project. Start Strong. One of the great joys of

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Implementing Non-Trivial Containerized Systems – Part 3: Deploying Containers Together

This is the third part of a multi-part series on designing and building non-trivial containerized solutions. We’re making a radio station using off-the-shelf components and some home-spun software, all on top of Docker, Docker Compose, and eventually, Kubernetes. In this part, we’re going to take the notes we took during the last part (you did

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Implementing Non-Trivial Containerized Systems – Part 2: Containerizing with Docker

This is the second part of a multi-part series on designing and building non-trivial containerized solutions. We’re making a radio station using off-the-shelf components and some home-spun software, all on top of Docker, Docker Compose, and eventually, Kubernetes. In this part, we’re going to take the architecture we cooked up in the last part, and

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Implementing Non-Trivial Containerized Systems – Part 1: Picking Components

So, you want to start a radio station, eh? This is the first part of a multi-part series on designing and building non-trivial containerized solutions. We’re making a radio station using off-the-shelf components and some home-spun software, all on top of Docker, Docker Compose, and eventually, Kubernetes. In this part, we’re going to explore how

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Implementing Non-Trivial Containerized Systems

Your average blog post / tutorial / video about containerizing software goes a little something like this: Trouble is, all that “simple Docker stuff” is where things can (and often do!) go horribly horribly wrong, and there is precious little material available out there on the Internet for helping you through those precarious bits. No

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Resolving Organizational Pain – Fix Small Pain Points First

Nine months before the start of the pandemic I was hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis, a serious medical issue caused by muscle tissue breakdown that impacts kidney function. Since my hospitalization, I have been trying to find ways to recover but recovery may take years due to the extent of muscle and organ damage. Without knowing the

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The Future of Cloud Foundry, BOSH, KubeCF, and cf-for-k8s

In the fall of 2020, VMware sent a curt email to all subscribers on its PWS — Pivotal Web Services — platform informing them that come January 15th, 2021, they would need to move all of their applications to … elsewhere. Understandably, this caused a great deal of confusion among the PWS customer base. It’s

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The Corporate Cloud Native Mandate and why it Fails

Cloud Native Transformations have been on the rise over the past decade but many of them get off to a rocky start or fail. We have consulted with scores of organizations who have taken on the Cloud Native journey. This article outlines some consistent themes that most of these organizations faced. There are usually two

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