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Publishing Container Images to GitHub Container Registry

2024-06-18 4 min read Tutorial
Do you have a container image that you want to share with the world? GitHub Container Registry (GHCR) is a great place to store and share your container images. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to publish container images to GHCR using GitHub Actions. Start by creating a new repository on GitHub or cloning an existing one. Then make sure you have a Dockerfile in the root of your repository. Continue reading

You Down with PDB?

2024-03-22 7 min read Kubernetes Resiliency
P.D.B. how can I explain it I’ll take you frame by frame it To have y’all all jumpin’, shoutin’, sayin’ it P is for Pod, D is for Disruption, reboot and watch it ripple The last B, well, that’s super simple ~ An ode to Naughty by Nature’s track titled O.P.P. which Microsoft Copilot helped me write 😂 Overview In this post, we’ll take a look at Kubernetes Pod Disruption Budgets (PDBs) and how they can be used to ensure that your applications remain available during planned disruptions. Continue reading

Adding a GitHub Codespace button to your README

2024-03-21 2 min read Code snippets
GitHub Codespaces is a great way to make it easier for people to contribute to your project. With a few clicks, folks can spin up a Codespace environment with all necessary tooling installed and be productive right away. But it does take a few clicks and this quick post is to show how you can save developers a click or two because every click matters 😆 With one line of markdown in your README, you can add a button that looks like this… Continue reading

Soaring to New Heights with Kaito: The Kubernetes AI Toolchain Operator

2024-03-20 7 min read Kubernetes AI
Earlier today at KubeCon Europe 2024, Jorge Palma of the AKS team gave a keynote talk on Kaito, the Kubernetes AI Toolchain Operator. Next keynote speaker @jorgefpalma 🙌 we are truly living in the AI revolution pic.twitter.com/ATxLWUKDeD — CNCF (@CloudNativeFdn) March 20, 2024 This tool has been released as an open-source project a few months back and you may or may not have heard of it. So if you don’t know, now you know… Continue reading

Strengthening the Secure Supply Chain

2024-03-17 12 min read Kubernetes Security GitOps Tutorial
This post will walk you through a demo I presented at the SCaLE21X conference. The session is titled, Strengthening the Secure Supply Chain with Project Copacetic, Eraser, and FluxCD and this step-by-step guide will enable you do it on your own. Prerequisites To begin, you will need to have the following: Docker Desktop to run a Kubernetes cluster locally Git to clone the demo repository GitHub account We will also be using the following tools: Continue reading
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KubeConNA | Building Carbon Awareness with KEDA: Taking the First Step Towards Sustainability

2023-11-16 1 min read Speaking
Speaking at KubeConNA 2023 was an awesome experience. But what was equally awesome was being able to speak about a topic and project that was very close to my heart. I spoke about how we can build carbon awareness on the Kubernetes platform with the open-source KEDA project, and how we can take the first step towards sustainability just by being aware of the carbon intensity of energy produced during time periods and reducing our demand for energy during those periods. Continue reading

Bootstrap your GitOps-enabled AKS cluster with Terraform: A code sample using the Flux v2 K8s Extension

2023-09-28 6 min read GitOps Kubernetes Developer Tutorial
In my previous posts, we learned how to get started with GitOps on AKS using the K8s extension for AKS. Then, we took a look at the Flux CLI and explored how it can be used to bootstrap your cluster and generate FluxCD manifests so that we can use GitOps to implement GitOps 🤯, and implemented Flux’s image update automation capability. From there, we built on the concept of image update automation, and showed you how you can use Flagger to automate canary deployments. Continue reading
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