How Container Solutions Built
a Team in Warsaw

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Adam Otto (from left), Piotr Perzyna, and Rafal Malanij celebrate the opening of Container Solutions' Warsaw office with CS chief operating officer Fahd Ekadioin. In the last 10 months, Container Solutions has set up an office in Warsaw from scratch. We did this the CS way. Here’s what we did, how we did it, and what comes next for our office. Our Story Begins In Container Solutions we [...]

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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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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. The fourth 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 [...]

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Building a Serverless cloud-native application from scratch

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I recently wrote a post on configuration management (Golang Configuration in 12 Factor Applications). It got me thinking about writing a series of posts about what is meant when we talk about a 'cloud native' application. So this is the beginning of a series on writing, from scratch, a cloud-native application. I am choosing a simple application so that the focus is more on the principles of [...]

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Image Management & Mutability in Docker and Kubernetes

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Kubernetes is a fantastic tool for building large containerised software systems in a manner that is both resilient and scalable. But the architecture and design of Kubernetes has evolved over time, and there are some areas that could do with tweaking or rethinking. This post digs into some issues related to how image tags are handled in Kubernetes and how they are treated differently in plain [...]

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