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Hacker’s Guide to Installing OpenShift Container Platform 3.9

By on Apr 10, 2018 in Article

  Background My problem, like most technologists, is that I only have a slice of my time to dedicate toward acquiring and maintaining knowledge about any given technology, product, project, tool, platform, etc. Split that with the fact that almost every CIO is preaching that we, as technologists, need to be closer to the business, and our time gets even...

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On Unikernels – Which is Heavier – VMs or OSes?

By on Feb 5, 2018 in Article

Many times, new technologies seem deceptively simple – but I have never found them to actually be simpler. I have always loved the deep technical underpinnings of computing and that’s why I often write about how things like Containers, Unikernels, and Serverless work under the covers. Recently, I was at DevConf in Brno, CZ and I watched Michael Bright...

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Open Source Summit Prague: Developer Tools for Kubernetes

By on Oct 24, 2017 in Article

This is a live blog of this talk by the Azure Containers team. Michelle Noorali, leads SIG-Apps. Matt Butcher wrote the Children’s Guide for Kubernetes. They mention that they are going to talk about long running applications/services and short running batch jobs. Michelle started to talk about Kubernetes primatives for long running processes. She talked about...

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Open Source Summit Prague: What’s New in Kubernetes 1.8

By on Oct 23, 2017 in Article

This session is by Igor Dvoretsky, Developer Advocate for the CNCF. I figured people are always interested in what’s new in the hottest project on GitHub, so I decided to attend this session. I decided to give live blogging a try 🙂 Igor first mentioned that he is a member of the release team for 1.8. First he went into a description of the release process...

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A Comparison of Linux Container Images

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Article

  Background Going back to basics, there are two major parts of an operating system – the kernel and the user space. The kernel is a special program executed directly on the hardware or virtual machine – it controls access to resources and schedules process. The other major part is the user space – this is the set of files, including...

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