Bret's Cloud Native DevOps #16

Bret's Cloud Native DevOps #16


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πŸ—“οΈ What's new this week

πŸ”΄ Live Q&A show: Learning Docker and Kubernetes: Live Q&A (Ep 215)

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» What I'm working on

πŸŽ‰ Special, off-schedule Live show next week

Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm US ET (UTC-4)

Tuesday, I'll be joined by Lukas Gentele and Rich Burroughs from Loft Labs for an additional Live show on my YouTube channel. I hosted Lukas and Rich March 10, 2022 and we had a great conversation about vcluster. This time, we'll be talking about a new project of theirs, an open source tool that works with local Docker, AWS, GCP, Azure, and other infra.

Then Matt and I will have our regularly scheduled Live show May 18th. Β 

πŸ‘€ In case you missed it

(headlines from last week's newsletter that you can skip if you already read it)

We've opened enrollment for our next cohort of my GitOps and Automation live course. Get details and sign up here.

πŸ”΄ Live Q&A show: AWS containers with Corey Quinn (Ep 214), May 4, 2023

This week, Matt and I welcomed Corey Quinn on the show. We talked about AWS and containers. Corey writes the Last Week in AWS email newsletter, YouTube channel, and podcast in which he makes fun of the goings-on within Amazon’s cloud ecosystem. By day he fixes horrifying AWS bills at the Duckbill Group.

🎧 Podcast

Ep 130: Contribute to Kubernetes - learn by doing

We released a podcast May 5th. Chad Crowell, author of the book Acing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam, joined me and Matt to walk through how you can contribute to Kubernetes open source. Chad started the community and podcast to focus on learning Kubernetes by doing.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« I'm still learning Git, over a decade later...

Article: Git Good - The magic of keeping a clean Git history by Chris Manson
This is a fantastic (long) article about day-to-day git use and how to use rebasing, cherry-picking, and more. Points I took away from it:

  • The concept of "if you don't use git on the command line then you're not a real developer" needs to die (I agree 100%)
  • Fork is a fantastic git GUI (I've tried a lot of them and come back to Fork)
  • His videos in the article taught me how to do advanced rebases and cherry-picking in a GUI. IT LOOKS SO EASY NOW!
  • I'm tired of looking up my git notes (or using Oh Shit, Git!?!) for how to use advanced commands, and getting things wrong and having to start over. Chris made me realize I should just stop trying after a decade of failing to remember the advanced CLI, and just do it all in Fork, which I continue to find little cool things it can do.

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