Dynamic Environments with Kubernetes

Alternative Text by Ian Crosby

In this series of blog posts, I will highlight some strategies and tips when adopting Kubernetes. The goal is to provide practical examples based on usages of other companies who have already gone down this road. --- When adopting a new technology, such as Kubernetes, we often plug it in, use the basic features, and continue our development process as usual. However, in many cases we can [...]

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Cloud Native From the Experts – Skyscanner

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Launched in 2003 and headquartered in Scotland, Skyscanner is a global travel search site with more than 50 million monthly users. Their self-built technology, which includes websites like www.skyscanner.com and a mobile app, supports over 30 languages and 150 currencies. Skyscanner successfully use some highly advanced Cloud Native strategies in a mixed environment: they have a monolithic core [...]

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Microservices SOS! Over-Engineering War Stories

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

For me, one of the most fun and useful parts of going to conferences is talking to other attendees. I learn a lot that way about what folk are currently trying and learning. Talking at a recent Velocity conference on distributed systems I had three extremely interesting conversations about three different problems attendees had experienced with over-engineering, which is a big risk when [...]

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ASOS New (DevOps) Look

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

As part of the investigation for our new book "The Cloud Native Attitude" I interviewed a lot of expert practitioners to find out what they had tried, struggled with and achieved with Cloud Native. Below we're publishing the second of these interviews - a case study of the fashion ecommerce retailer ASOS. ASOS interests me because during the 00's I was Head of IT for an online fashion store [...]

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Study: The Tech Transformation of the Financial Times

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Earlier this year as part of the preparation for my new book "The Cloud Native Attitude" I interviewed a lot of expert practitioners to find out what they had tried, struggled with and achieved. Over the next 2 weeks I'm going to publish those interview write-ups. They are also in the book, which is currently available as a free eBook download. Case Study: The FT Based in London, The Financial [...]

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