VSHN.timer #110: Continuous DevOps

27. Sep 2021

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about tools and strategies to make DevOps teams happier and more productive.

1. There has been an explosion of new CI/CD tools specifically tailored to Kubernetes, and it can be quite difficult to choose one in particular. Spinnaker? Tekton? Argo CD? GitLab? Michael Foster and Ajmal Kohgadai of Red Hat go through all of these (and more) highlighting pros and cons.


2. Moving to the cloud is not just a matter of adding the “Kubernetes” word in every PowerPoint slide. Many companies are hitting the CloudOps wall these days, because, as the author says, ““Crap on premises moved to the cloud is just crap in the cloud.” Ouch.


3. David Botelho and Rajarajan Pudupatti SJ from Fidelity Investments presented their cloud operations strategy last week, at a community event organized by the CNCF, called “Operationalizing 300+ K8 Clusters Across the Cloud”.


4. A crucial step of any CI/CD pipeline is testing, but making sure cloud native applications are doing what they are supposed to do ain’t easy. Enter Playwright, a container- and CI/CD-friendly end-to-end testing framework for Python, JavaScript, Java and .NET applications made by Microsoft.


5. The VSHN.timer tool of the week is Woodpecker, a community fork of Drone CI; fully open source, based on containers, and built for multiple pipeline execution.


How many Kubernetes clusters is your team currently managing? Have you tried Project Syn already? Would you like to share some new CI/CD tool with the community? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about DevOps: #5, #13, #29, #31, and #42.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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