The default MacOS Terminal program is plain and simple. iTerm2 is an Open Source equivalent which provides a ton of functionality and customizations allowing to automate workflows and provide much more features to our workflows.
The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Docker extension was updated recently adding a bunch of new features from view and interacting with networks and volumes to more possibilities to interact with images and containers.
ifconfig.co is an amazing utility which will save you time by looking up all the details about your public IP address including Public IP address, County, City, ASN, and is available via curl, httpie, GNU Wget and fetch.
When we search websites on the internet our DNS communication is insecure meaning our employer, ISP, and Country we live in can monitor which websites we visit. WIth DNS over HTTPS (DoH) we can now secure the transport of our DNS queries directly to our preferred DNS server.
I'm back to a regular schedule once again and that calls for a recap of the last few weeks. We hosted our first Säntis Systems Summit up at the top of the Swiss Alps and the Traefik Meetup. A lot more in the pipeline.
Adding more tools is easy and ineffective. We are getting tool crazy. In this episode we tackle how we can consolidate tools by looking internally, integrating with existing tools, and trying to solve multiple use cases with a single tool.
Github recently announced a new program GitHub Sponsors to help give back to the developer community who design, build, and maintain Open Source projects. The Sponsors program allows people or organizations to sponsor developers with monthly payments. A great way to keep Open Source going forward and ensuring people are compensated for their work.
The API Umbrella is an amazing API Management platform with features like Analytics, Rate Limiting, Caching, API Key generation, and Multi-Tenancy. All this is baked in by default and is being used by api.data.gov as well as other big API's.
I apologize in advance for the loud background noise but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to interview Phil Estes our first interview on The Byte where we talk about his first computer, containerD, and since Phil is frequenting a lot of conferences and sometimes reviews Call for Papers(CFP) I ask him some CFP tips and general conference tips.
Komiser is a polished dashboard that will analyze and monitor cloud cost, usage, security, and governance with a single pane of glass. Komiser is well put together with a slick user interface enabling greater visibility into your Cloud Environments.
The Microsoft Build Conference announced a major update to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). No more emulating Linux but now we can start running Linux natively on Windows. Stay tuned as the update is expected in June.
A compiled list of Kubernetes Failure stories. Not how Kubernetes fails but war stories about how companies experienced Kubernetes failures and the post mortem of such events. A great resource and a bit of transparency into what happens in the real world.
Portainer is a user interface for managing Docker standalone, docker compose, or Docker Swarm deployments. This simple and intuitive Dashboard allows for managing all aspects of Docker and the supporting infrastrucutre.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share extension allows for sharing our VS Code editor easily with others. This collaborative experience is great for code reviews, troubleshooting, and learning environments. Live Share makes it easy to work together on the same code without the issue of setting up different environments or OS issues.