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Effortlessly Deploy to Azure Kubernetes with Open Source Tools Draft and Acorn

2023-01-03 7 min read Cloud Native Kubernetes Draft Acorn Tutorial
In this post, I’ll walk you through deploying a web application to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) without having to write any Docker or Kubernetes manifest files. Using open-source command-line tools Draft and Acorn, we’ll containerize and deploy to AKS in just a few steps! Let’s go 🚀 Pre-requisites Before you begin, make sure you have access to an Azure Subscription. You will also need to have the following tools installed on your machine. Continue reading

Service Mesh Considerations

“Build microservices”, they said… “it’ll be fun”, they said… There are many reasons why you would want to deploy a solution based on the microservices architectural pattern, but it comes at a cost. More microservices means more deployments to manage, more microservices to connect, more microservices to secure… yeah, it gets complex real quick. If you’re just getting started with microservices or have a small number of microservices deployed, you may have heard of the term “service mesh”, but not needed one yet. Continue reading

Re-visiting Dev Container Features

A few months ago I wrote a post that described how you can add custom features to your Dev Containers. That didn’t age very well 😅 But good news is that there is a better way to add or extend functionality for your Dev Containers. 🥳 Since my original post, @BrigitMurtaugh published a post on the VS Code blog announcing new repos, the open dev container specification and discussed a new way of adding features. Continue reading

Web Application Routing on AKS

2022-11-16 5 min read Azure Kubernetes NGINX Ingress
Exposing your web applications on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) has gotten a little bit easier. In this post, I will cover the new Web Application Routing feature for AKS and discuss reasons why you may want to implement it within your cluster. Exposing your app You have a lot of options when it comes to exposing your application Pods to the world. If you’re using a managed-Kubernetes service in the cloud, you could deploy a Service and set the type to LoadBalancer and your cloud provider will provision one with a public IP. Continue reading

Ubuntu Dev Tools

2022-11-11 3 min read Ubuntu Dev Tools
Is this the year of the Linux desktop? I’m not sure but I have been making more of an effort to “daily drive” a Linux desktop lately. I’m currently working off of an Ubuntu 22.10 machine and here is my script for installing common tools that I work with daily. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade # add git repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa # install some basic tools sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y \ python3 \ python3-pip \ bpytop \ tree \ guvcview \ vim \ curl \ git \ gnupg2 \ jq \ sudo \ zsh \ build-essential \ cmake \ libssl-dev \ openssl \ unzip \ pkg-config # install brew tools /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw. Continue reading

Fixing a NodeJS Digital Envelope Routines Error

2022-11-08 2 min read Development NodeJS
In my journey to learn Rust, I’ve decided to pick up this book called “Practical Rust Web Projects” by Shing Lyu. In the last chapter, you walk through an example of packaging a WebAssembly module using wasm-pack and using the .wasm binary in a NodeJS application. On the step where I needed to compile the application, I ran into the following error: $ npm run build > create-wasm-app@0.1.0 build > webpack --config webpack. Continue reading
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