Structure is Not Enough; Or, Why People Matter

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  This is part three in a series of blogs about strategy and Cloud Native. The second part is here. From Basic to Build Automation Like many others my age, when I was a child I had access to a computer called the BBC. The BBC landed in our laps through the most tragic of circumstances. A man called Christopher Evans, a psychologist who developed an interest in computer science, died [...]

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Our Kubernetes Training for Booking.com – Case Study

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At Container Solutions (CS), we are not a bog standard consultancy. Unusually, our aim is to help our clients become independent as quickly as possible. We believe you will not get full (or even, arguably, much) benefit from your Cloud Native transformation if you don’t become experts yourselves. We’re here to get that process started on the right track. A key part of what we provide is [...]

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What Does a Good Career in Tech (or Anything Else) Look Like?

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Why do we get up and go to work every morning? How did we get here and where do we want to be next year? I’ve worked in the tech sector for nearly 25 years in a huge range of jobs at many levels of seniority. All of the jobs were engineering although some didn’t immediately look like it (I even coached a 2018 Oscar nominee on painting techniques, which was more like developer training [...]

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Using Compose to go from Docker to Kubernetes

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This is a cross post from Jérôme Petazzoni (http://jpetazzo.github.io/). We are proud to be promoting Jérôme's upcoming Docker and Kubernetes trainings in Montreal and Quebec City.   For anyone using containers, Docker is a wonderful development platform, and Kubernetes is an equally wonderful production platform. But how do we go from one to the other? Specifically, if we use [...]

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Contributing to Kubernetes: Open-Source Citizenship

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A Little Background I’ve been using Kubernetes for a while now and decided it was time to be a responsible open-source citizen, and contribute some code. So I started combing their issue tracker, looking for a relatively small and straight-forward patch that I could cut my teeth on. If you're also thinking of contributing to Kubernetes, I hope you can learn something from my [...]

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