VSHN.timer #160: Programming For (And On) The Cloud

31. Oct 2022

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 the IDEs, languages, and debuggers that Cloud Native developers use to build their apps.

1. Are you using Cloud IDEs? There are plenty of them: AWS Cloud9, Eclipse Che, GitLab, Coder, GitHub Codespaces, Gitpod… but then, most developers still clutch at their workstations and preferred code editors running locally. Why is that? Corey Quinn investigates.


2. Are you writing Python code? Then you should know that Python 3.11 was released last week. A notable release, not only for its new features (like including TOML parsing or the Self type) but also because it’s between 10-60% faster than Python 3.10.


3. Are you debugging Kubernetes pods with stdout? Then you should try mirrord instead. The Metalbear team recently released version 3.0 of this open-source tool that makes your locally run process believe it’s running in the cloud.


4. Are you hosting a static website? Then you might find Cloudflare Pages interesting: it lets you host static websites with all the latest optimizations, and for free. Taras Glek thinks they are the best server tech since cgi-bin and tells you everything you need to know.


5. Are you using GitHub Copilot? Then you might want to check out the investigation carried out by Matthew Butterick, writer, programmer, and lawyer, who’s investigating a poten­tial law­suit against GitHub Copi­lot for vio­lat­ing its legal duties to open-source authors and end users. Oops.


Are you reading the questions at the end of each VSHN.timer? Are you programming some cool new Cloud Native app? Are you willing to share tips and tricks 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 programming: #18, #30, #33, #47, #50, #60, #77, #88, #101, #103, #122, and #137.

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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