Installing a Registry on Kubernetes (Quickstart)

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So you've got your shiny new Kubernetes cluster up-and-running. You've tried running the standard nginx image and now you'd like to build and run your own image. But how are you going to get your image on the cluster? You're going to need to push your image to a registry that is accessible to Kubernetes. The obvious option is to use the Docker Hub, but what if you want to keep your image [...]

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No, You Don’t Need Kubernetes – You Need Unit Tests

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No, you don’t need Kubernetes, no matter how much you believe it to be the answer to all your troubles. What you actually need is unit tests. Let's look at why this is true. Solving the right problem A challenge we often suffer from in tech is the idea that we can use the latest, coolest technology, to solve our current problems. If you are struggling with the stability of your platform and [...]

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The Cloud Native Paradigm Shift:
Are you ready?

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At Container Solutions, when we say we help companies transform themselves into Cloud Native entities, we use that term for a very specific reason. Cloud Native is a major paradigm shift, not just the latest new tech to be bolted on top of whatever else a company has been doing for years. The last true paradigm shift was Agile, which arose 20 years ago and is still not finished. Few people [...]

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The Learning Organisation: How to Transform the Tech Industry With Psychological Safety

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The annual Stackoverflow questionnaire provides a useful window into the developer community. In 2018 it surveyed everything from favourite platforms and programming languages to gender identification to how much time devs spend outside. In all, more than 100,000 developers shared their experiences. Some of the most telling results, for me, involved career satisfaction and goals. [...]

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The Power of Value Hierarchies in Enterprise Cloud Native (and everywhere else, too)

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Dynamic companies (or programmes of work) need a way of rapidly making day to day decisions without seeking consent or approval. One way to do this is with a value hierarchy. A value hierarchy explains the relationship between your values: e.g. at Disney amusement parks they value both fun and safety but safety comes first. (It wouldn’t be much fun if people were getting decapitated on the [...]

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