SRE / DevOps / Kubernetes Weekly Collection#11(Week 16)

  • In this blog post series, I collect the following 3 Weekly Mailing List I subscribe to, leave some comments as an aide-memoire and useful links.
  • Actually, I have already published the same content in my Japanese blog and am catching-up in English in this series.
  • I hope it contributes to the people browsing this kind of information as a reference.

DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #485 April 12th, 2020


  • The title is “De-risking custom technology projects”. Article dated August 5, 2019 on GitHub page.
  • At the beginning, the issue “only 13% of large government software projects in the United States are successful” is introduced, and methods to reduce the risk of project failure, its checklists, and key questions to work or not are introduced.
  • The title is “How we do GitOps @ Mettle”. Kubernetes pipeline example article at Mettle, which realizes GitOps using FluxCD.
  • An introductory article on the OSS tool “Rangefinder” that analyzes users affected when making changes to Puppet modules. Click here for the GitHub page.
  • The title is “Scaling containers in AWS”.
  • An article that reflects my curiosity: “How to scale containers on AWS the fastest way?” It seems that the comparison of Fargate on ECS, EKS, Fargate on EKS was carried out by escalating the ticket to the people in charge of AWS.
  • The title is “Accelerating with Serverless!”.
  • An example of how LEGO moved from a monolithic architecture to a microservices and 100+ Lambda Function and other AWS services architecture in July 2019.
  • An article explaining the efforts to standardize the Docker Compose format and apply it to other platforms. Click here for the io page.
  • Two articles, Datadog’s collection of Kafka performance metrics (link above) and monitoring one.
  • Like the product, Datadog’s article is easy to read, so you can read it with confidence. I want to improve my writing.


KubeWeekly #212 April 17th, 2020

The Headlines

  • The company’s OSS Community PM at Microsoft’s Open Source Blog, Karen Chu introduced Kubernetes Release Team and encouraged the participation citing the benefits. Unfortunately, the application for Shadow version 1.19 seems to be closed on April 14th(at that moment). If you are interested, check out future trends for the next version 1.20 or later.
  • An article by Sharon Florentine, Senior Write at CIO, which introduces “10 skills that developers need to succeed and 5 skills that they need to succeed.”
  • Kubernetes says Average salary: $115,000 ~. I’m wondering how is investigating, but it’s not enough to investigate. Because this is only a guideline.
  • Welcome to hear disagreement for this article. I’m not sure how to decide these skills.

CNCF Project News

  • Update information from each project.
  • There was a comment that gRPC Kotlin 0.1.1 is the first release of the project, so it needs to be checked for new releases , and if you have any issues please feedback them here.

ICYMI: CNCF Webinars

  • An interactive Q&A session between presenters and explanations.
  • The impression that the vendors are not in line here, and they are not in line for the time being.
  • A video introducing the new OSS project of Rancher Labs, “System Upgrade Controller”.
  • A video introducing the code and implementation patterns used by the company’s team.
  • Video to share, showcase inside transformations, end-user Kubernetes integration requirements, and cloud native storage capabilities.

The Technical

  • Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey recap article of CNCF webinar.
  • In addition to his discussion of “Popular patterns (like Prometheus) for monitoring existing Kubernetes and why traditional methods aren’t enough in the cloud-native world,” as well as monitoring current Kubernetes workloads. An article that explains best practices with monitoring sidecar patterns.
  • A story of touching Kubernetes and Knative triggered by receiving the free tier of Oracle Cloud. I want to have the lightness and technical ability to “contribute to the default configuration” when something I touch does not meet my expectations.
  • An article that explains the importance of Graceful Shutdown to utilize Kubernetes in the CI/CD process. I would like to verify the preStop hook with delay setting by referring to the knowledge.
  • An article explaining serverless architecture while deeply diving into “ Fission “ which is a framework of Serverless Function running on Kubernetes.
  • An article that describes three approaches to applying API management to microservices under Istio by the Kubernetes API Operator.
  • Personally, I like the way this article is written and the color tones.
  • An article announcing a new OSS community to develop Docker’s Compose Specification , linked as one of the Docker Compose standardization efforts mentioned in DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #485 above.
  • A deep dive article focusing on “Istio telemetry V2” from the perspective that Istio’s most popular and robust feature is its high degree of observability.
  • There is also an introduction of the product “Backyards” that is automated and runs on Banzai Cloud’s Istio. The illustration is detailed with many components, but it is easy to see when enlarged.
  • When the author was playing around with his “ Home Kubernetes Cluster”, he came up with the idea of ​​trying the beta function NodeLocal DNS Cache , so he tried it. This is my homework because I want to dig deeper into the contents.
  • An article that explains the benefits of using each object of Kubernetes. An article that guides the environment of Katacoda to make it easier to install.

The Editorial

  • Oh!? I mentioned it in the same editorial section of KubeWeekly #211 in the blog last week ? I did not know the reason why it reappeared, the difference, but I will skip it.
  • Kublr categorized into four categories based on “Why traditional monitoring methods do not work in a cloud-native world?” with an IP address, and “The address of a machine that operates is constantly changing and dynamic.” It explains with the option of the group that did.
  • This article makes me feel deja vu.
  • A report evaluating the status of the Fluentd project and how the CNCF impacted its progress and growth.
  • By January 2020, you can see the numbers of commits and contributors, and it seems that they are growing steadily.

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Yoshiki Fujiwara

・Cloud Solutions Architect - AWS@NetApp in Tokyo, Japan. #AWS Certified Solution Architect&DevOps Professional, #Kubernetes, ・Opinions are my own.