๐Ÿฆ AWS Finch for local containers: CNDO #52

๐Ÿฆ AWS Finch for local containers: CNDO #52

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AWS Finch project is on the show this week. Last weeks show was all about Postgres in containers. Internal dev platforms on the podcast.


๐Ÿ—“๏ธ What's new this week

๐Ÿ”ด Live show: What's Up With Finch? (Ep 255)

Our long-time friend Phil Estes of AWS will join us Thursday to show us the Finch project, which bundles the best open source tools for building and running containers locally, and it now runs on macOS and Windows WSL2.

Local containers with AWSโ€™s Finch project (Ep 255)
Our friend Phil Estes of AWS joined us to show us the Finch project, which bundles the best open source tools for building and running containers locally, anโ€ฆ

One year ago AWS announced a brand new open source project, Finch, a command line developer tool for building, running, and publishing Linux containers on macOS and Windows WSL2.

Click the dinner bell ๐Ÿ”” to get your reminder. You can also add it to your calendar here

๐Ÿ™Œ High Fivers this week

Tomorrow (21st) at 12:00 US ET is our monthly High Fivers chat in Discord. If you're already a High Fiver, I hope to see you there.

If you're not a High Fiver, you can join the chat by signing up to be a High Fiver (on YouTube or Patreon) for just $6/mo. The monthly chat is a time for us to casually get together, share what we're up to and get help on specific things you're working on. See you there!

๐Ÿ”ด Live show Ep 254: Postgres in Containers - Why (not)?

Last week (Feb 15th) we had a great Postgres show where Lukas Fittl, Founder & CEO of pganalyze, helped Nirmal and me breakdown all the do's and don'ts of PSQL in containers.

If you run your own Postgres, this is the show for you! Topics also include DaaS (Amazon RDS, etc.), Postgres tuning, storage, Postgres in Kubernetes, query tuning, VACUUM, and more.

Postgres in Containers - Why (not)? (Ep 254)
If you run your own Postgres, this is the show for you! Lukas Fittl of pqanalyze joins me to breakdown all the doโ€™s and donโ€™ts of PSQL in containers. Topicsโ€ฆ

๐ŸŽง Podcast

Ep 154: Faster Dev Feedback and Previews with Livecycle

We released my 154th podcast where I was joined by Matan Mishan & Roy Razon of Livecycle. Developer platforms was the main topic, and how to improve developer collaboration and speeding up feedback and previews.

We talk about the various delays encountered in pull requests due to feedback processes, and how Lifecycle's tools aim to shorten this feedback loop in Docker Desktop, local CLI with Preevy, and automated CI workflows. I like how Lifecycle provides multiple locations and ways to get access to people in the preview environments that really lets you just fit the different parts of the tool into your workflow, as opposed to one way to do everything. It's great for getting feedback quickly during the PR process, rather than making people set up their own environments to test their changes. I also liked their ideas around how the feedback loops can be improved.

This episode contains great demos so be sure to also check out the live recording of the complete show from December 21, 2023 on YouTube (Ep. #246).

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