Interesting things from WWDC!

I watched the keynote from WWDC 2019 and these are the announcements that I found interesting (it is not the complete list): Watch – Voice memos, calc with bill splitting and audiobooks – Independent apps – Streaming audio API – App store – Cycle tracking – Monochrome style iPhone – Face ID 30% faster – […]

Container Extension for Visual Studio 2019

Containers are still a new technology and there are a lot of people (devs included) who are not familiar with the commands to run/manage containers from the command line. Visual Studio is releasing a preview of an extension that lets you start/stop and manage the containers that devs are building more and more. Learn more […]

AKS Today – Google Anthos

Coming out of spring break, I wanted to give a quick update on some work that Google is doing to support Kubernetes across multiple clouds (Google, AWS and Azure). Very interesting to see them take this kind of approach considering they created Kubernetes – an orchestrator for docker – in the first place. Stay tuned […]

AKS Today – Choosing a Base Image

We recommend using official images from Docker Hub. These images have been curated to provide the key languages, runtimes, best practices and security updates. Considering your image will be copied to the container registry and downloaded numerous times through the deployment pipeline, it is important to keep your image sizes small. In general, you want […]

AKS Today – Artifact Stores

Well…I’m familiar with container registries but there is a new paradigm that is being worked on… an artifact registry. The idea is the same as a container (image) registry…store versions of files/configs/images, etc and distribute it to your containers. This would create a new standard that would be supported across all docker implementations and would […]

AKS Today – Hands-on with Docker

Here are some commands that I put together to give you a walkthrough of using docker to create a container image and publish it to Docker Hub. #kubectl cheat sheet: #docker cheat sheet: #Tutorials: #Contents of the Dockerfile### #FROM nginx #COPY static-html-directory /usr/share/nginx/html docker build -t mydemoimage1 . docker images #make sure […]

AKS Today – Adding SSL to my website

3/28 – I found a good article that walks through the steps for deploying an ingress controller in Kubernetes to terminate SSL and forward the connection to my container running node.js. I’m going to work on this this weekend and update the blog! 3/31 – Ok, this article above is for creating internal/test certificates. […]

AKS Today – Persistent Storage options

There is a good article that talks about persistent storage options for AKS. You basically have 3 choices in Azure: Standard Managed Disk Premium Managed Disk Azure Files If you only need one container to access the volume at a time, then you can leverage standard or premium disks based on your needs. However, if […]

AKS Today – Private PaaS Services

There are times when you want to deploy your PaaS resources on a private network instead of leveraging the public endpoint. Azure has a bunch of services that support service endpoints – a feature that lets you access a SQL/MySQL/Cosmos database on a vnet. Azure Container Registry has a preview feature that will let you […]