Rolling updates with Docker Swarm

Say that you have a set of services up & running in your Swarm cluster. Sooner rather than later there will come a time where you want to upgrade the version of your services. This most likely means that you will want to deploy a new set of … Read more

Tagging Docker images the right way

In our consultancy work, we often see companies tagging production images in an ad-hoc manner. Taking a look at their registry, we find a list of images like:

and so on.

There is nothing wrong with using semantic versioning for your software, but using it as the only strategy … Read more

Docker Swarm with Azure Container Services

As part of setting up a Docker Swarm cluster for one of our customers in their public cloud provider, Microsoft Azure, we learned how easy it was to set it up with Terraform. In this blog post we’re going to show and provide you with the tools for … Read more

Simple GCE setup with Terraform

Here you will find a Terraform configuration file that will create a single virtual machine in the Google Cloud Engine (GCE) platform using Terraform.

I wanted to run a straightforward experiment in a virtual machine in Google Cloud and I couldn’t find a Terraform snippet to get me up … Read more

We are cohosting the Gopher Gala 2016

It’s official. We’re pleased to announce we are going to be co-hosting the Gopher Gala 2016.

For those who don’t know what this is about, the Gopher Gala is a distributed hackathon where the main programming language to be used is Go. People form groups (one-man armies are … Read more

Write your own Terraform provider: Part 1

This is the first part of a series of blog posts that explain how to write Terraform providers.

Before we start I would like to state that this article asumes a couple of things from you:

You have (some) experience with Terraform, the different provisioners and providers that … Read more

From Development to Production with Otto

A couple of weeks ago during the HashiConf,Otto was announced (check the official blog post here). It promises to be the successor to Vagrant. For me, this is quite an ambitious statement but I’m not surprised that HashiCorp, the same people that encourage you to treat your infrastructure … Read more