DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #484 - 5th April 2020

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Cloud management tagging tips, deployment and serverless case studies, databases, an interesting attack matrix and several new Kubernetes management tools this week.

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News

A detailed look at Slack’s deployment process, covering batching deploys, fast/atomic deploys and staggered rollouts to catch issues quickly.
https://slack.engineering/deploys-at-slack-cd0d28c61701

A great piece of critique of PostgresSQL, with 10 specific issues based on a wealth of production experience.
https://medium.com/@rbranson/10-things-i-hate-about-postgresql-20dbab8c2791

An attack matrix for Kubernetes-based systems. A comprehensive breakdown of potential points of attack, useful when considering systematic defences.
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/02/attack-matrix-kubernetes/

A post describing an approach to spinning up and down development environments on GCP using Google Cloud Functions and Terraform.
https://roobert.github.io/2020/04/04/GKE-Cluster-Nodepool-Scaler/

An introduction and case study looking at building serverless applications using the Serverless Framework for application management and deployment.
https://medium.com/ssense-tech/serverless-framework-in-the-real-world-bd962635fb50

A look at some of the use cases for tagging of resources in cloud deployments, including ownership, cost tracking, compliance regimes and more.
https://k9security.io/docs/guide-to-tagging-cloud-deployments/

A quick guide to service mesh and various tools in the space, looking at AWS App Mesh, Consul Connect, Istio, Linkerd and more.
https://thenewstack.io/an-exploratory-guide-to-the-service-mesh-platforms/

Tools

kpt is a toolkit to help you manage, manipulate, customize, and apply Kubernetes Resource configuration.
https://googlecontainertools.github.io/kpt/
https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/kpt

Fleet is a new tool for managing fleets of Kubernetes clusters. It’s been designed specifically for edge use cases, where users might have thousands or more small clusters.
https://github.com/rancher/fleet

Pipx is a handy tool for installing and running Python applications in isolated environments, building on top of the Pip package manager.
https://pipxproject.github.io/pipx/
https://github.com/pipxproject/pipx

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