DEVOPS WEEKLY
ISSUE #550 - 11th July 2021

WebAssembly, Kubernetes and Serverless posts today. I think increasingly we’ll see the three combined in interesting ways as well as some folks position them as competitive.


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News
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WebAssembly is interesting and important. It’s now getting to the point where it’s in active use for lots of interesting use cases. This post is a great introduction to the current ecosystem.

https://thenewstack.io/what-is-webassembly/


Security conversations are too often cursed with binary thinking. This post has lots of examples, from compliance to open source, incident management and more.

https://www.philvenables.com/post/cybersecurity-and-the-curse-of-binary-thinking


Grafana supports sharing dashboards, but can lead to lots of repetition in definitions. Enter Grafonnet, using Jsonnet to maximise reuse.

https://medium.com/adidoescode/dashboards-dashboards-everywhere-as-code-7697f221b0c5


An interesting discussion of the tradeoffs with how teams choose to develop software, balancing predictability and speed of feedback, with two extreme examples and talk of risk appetite.

https://review.firstround.com/the-right-way-to-ship-software


A detailed post on tips for adopting a serverless architecture on AWS, including discussion of the mindset shift and benefits of upfront training on the differences.

https://medium.com/galvanize/going-serverless-on-aws-116a04a0defd


A look at multi-cluster support in Kubernetes, using Kind to launch several clusters for testing and Submariner and Calico for the networking.

https://piotrminkowski.com/2021/07/08/kubernetes-multicluster-with-kind-and-submariner


A comprehensive post on essential tools for Kubernetes, covering deployment, build, security, policy, higher-level interfaces, extensions and lots more. It does point to the size and complexity of the ecosystem now.

https://itnext.io/kubernetes-essential-tools-2021-def12e84c572


Tools
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Space Cloud is a Kubernetes based serverless platform that provides instant, real time APIs on any database, with event triggers. Think Firebase on Kubernetes.

https://github.com/spacecloud-io/space-cloud


Turbolift automates forking, cloning, committing, and raising PRs against a large number of Git repositories. Handy for those organization wide changes that sometimes need making like adding, removing or modifying specific files.

https://github.com/Skyscanner/turbolift



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