DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #390 - 17th June 2018

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A fair bit of Docker content this week, mainly with it being DockerCon rather than because I happen to work there hopefully. But some other good posts on the state of systems programming languages, comparisons of managed Kubernetes services and talk of cloud vs private costs.

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News

A series of blog posts on using Jenkins and Docker to build a CI pipeline, updated from two years ago. The overview of changes in the respective tools over the last 24 months in particular is super interesting.
https://engineering.riotgames.com/news/revisiting-docker-and-jenkins

A great post on exploring emerging systems languages, including Pony, Reason, Nim and Rust. The attempts to implement the same application in each are enlightening.
https://medium.com/@sargun/systems-languages-an-experience-report-d008b2b12628

Some handy tips for some of the biggest learning curves of running applications on Kubernetes, namely debugging and troubleshooting.
https://akomljen.com/learn-how-to-troubleshoot-applications-running-on-kubernetes/

Some interesting stats about the adoption of Docker containers over 10,000 companies and 700 million containers. Seeing the data over the last 4 years is interesting too.
https://www.datadoghq.com/docker-adoption/

A nice review of the recent Distributed Systems Availability:A Guide To Building Robust Systems short book.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3458-distributed-systems-observability-a-guide-to-building-robust-systems-by-cindy-sridharan.htm

A useful side-by-side comparison of the main public cloud Kubernetes services (GKE, AKS and EKS). Looking at onboarding, availability, add-ons and more.
https://blog.hasura.io/gke-vs-aks-vs-eks-411f080640dc

A look at building your own continuous integration system from a custom web frontend, nomad, docker and the pants build system.
https://medium.com/oscar-tech/building-our-own-continuous-integration-system-adcdf0cb6df1

A useful reminder that although comparisons of cloud vs private costs can be useful, a straight focus on like-for-like cost will likely see you missing the benefits of cloud adoption.
http://www.diversity.net.nz/in-which-i-disagree-with-the-esteemed-dr-rogers-cloud-cost-is-the-wrong-basis-for-decisions/2018/06/14/
http://www.diversity.net.nz/more-on-that-451-private-cloud-economics-report/2018/06/15/

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Tools

Bias warning as I worked on this, but Docker Application Packages are work talking a look at if you’re a regular Compose user. They allow for sharing Compose-based applications via any image registry (including Docker Hub) and solve a few other reuse and sharing problems too.
https://github.com/docker/app

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