Tag: continuous

So another day and another ‘registry out of space’. I wrote earlier about the crappy experience increasing this size (and GKE is still on 1.10 so I can’t use the 1.11+ resize mechanism!!!) Vowing not to repeat the ‘that can’t …

Lessons learned: COPY . and geometric size progression Read More »

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We’ve all been there. Working to a deadline trying to get our e-commerce site going to make sure cats don’t get cold feet for the winter. And because its a microservices cloud jwt polyglot kubernetes istio [insert jargon here] world, …

The case of the nosy neighbour: Azure is poking me! Read More »

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Earlier I wrote about the ‘elastic-prune’ a simple cron-job that lived in Kubernetes to clean up an Elasticsearch database. When I wrote it, I decided to give ‘distroless’ a whirl. Why distroless? Some will say its because of size, they …

The quest for minimalism Read More »

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Let’s say one day you are casually browsing the logs of your giant Kubernetes cluster. You spot this log message: “npm update check failed”. Hmm. Fortunately you have an egress firewall enabled, blocking all outbound traffic other than to your …

Misguided auto-updates in a container world Read More »

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The world is getting faster with shorter cycle times. Software releases, once things that celebrated birthdays are now weekly. Emboldened by the seemingly bullet-proof nature of Kubernetes and Helm, and trying to resolve an issue with an errant log message, …

When good containers go bad: github issues are the new release notes Read More »

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