DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #419 - 6th January 2019

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Kicking off the new year with a matching set of posts for and against using monorepos for storing your source code. I always like seeing pros and cons discussed when making decisions, it’s rarely as simple as a single right answer.

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News

A details blog post looking at the purported benefits of a monorepo for storing all of an organization’s code. The conclusion? Don’t take this approach.
https://medium.com/@mattklein123/monorepos-please-dont-e9a279be011b

A counterpoint to the above post, this one explaining why you should adopt a monorepo approach - it’s all about shared responsibility and visibility.
https://medium.com/@adamhjk/monorepo-please-do-3657e08a4b70

I had a fun chat with the folks at New Relic, all about the evolution of the devops movement over the past 9 years. Some history of this newsletter, as well as various options on monitoring, servereless, getting started and more.
https://blog.newrelic.com/technology/devops-evolution-gareth-rushgrove

Conversations around serverless are still focused on what it is. This post covers three viewpoints and their limited implications.
https://m.subbu.org/contemporary-views-on-serverless-and-implications-1c5907c611d8

Most Kubernetes extensions are implemented in Go, which limits the potential audience. This series of posts covers building an operator using the Bonny framework written in Elixir.
https://medium.com/coryodaniel/bonny-extending-kubernetes-with-elixir-part-1-34ccb2ea0b4d
https://medium.com/coryodaniel/bonny-extending-kubernetes-with-elixir-part-2-efdf8e422085
https://medium.com/coryodaniel/bonny-extending-kubernetes-with-elixir-part-3-fdfc8b8cc843

A set of resources, including slides, notes, case studies and further reading, around using swarming as an approach to replacing the traditional multi-tier support model.
https://www.serviceinnovation.org/intelligent-swarming/

A detailed write-up of using the Kubernetes service catalog. A nice local example you can try out, as well as some discussion of the use cases.
https://container-solutions.com/cloud-services-for-your-kubernetes-applications

A walk-through of installing and configuring your own software VPN on AWS, using the open source strongswan and AWS Systems Manager
https://medium.com/@midn/high-availability-vpn-on-aws-with-strongswan-bba12b5d4e55

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Tools

Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by, and integrated with, Prometheus.
https://grafana.com/blog/2018/12/12/loki-prometheus-inspired-open-source-logging-for-cloud-natives/
https://github.com/grafana/loki

Skipper is an HTTP router and reverse proxy for service composition. It’s designed to handle >300k HTTP route definitions with detailed lookup conditions, and flexible augmentation of the request flow with filters. It can be used out of the box or extended with custom lookup, filter logic and configuration sources.
https://github.com/zalando/skipper

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