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Lots of interesting tools this week, include a new container runtime and a new Envoy-based service mesh. Also posts covering anti-patterns for digital transformation, a recent public container registry incident review and information dashboard design.

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Kubernetes + Namespaces + Terraform = a powerful combo for managing and scaling lots of environments. Omry dives deep on how to set it all up and make your life easier.


A list of anti-patterns for transformation projects in large organisations. Good advice on choosing technology, technical management, roadmaps and more.

A detailed incident review for the recent Quay container registry outage. Reading these sorts of reviews can help everyone learn from incidents, this one related to a storm of database connections.

A great post on dashboard design, with lots of reasoning, hints, tips and examples.

A look at several tools that are useful to validating and testing Kubernetes configuration files. Useful comparison table and examples of each of the different tools.

A good discussion of all things Service Mesh and the SMI specification.

A post on using Conftest and Regula to help write secure Terraform code and test as part of a CI process.


Open Service Mesh is a new lightweight, extensible, service mesh for dynamic microservice environments. It provides out-of-the-box observability features and uses SMI for configuration.

Sysbox is a new container runtime that makes it easier to run low-level software, like Systemd, Docker, and Kubernetes, in containers. You can run it with Docker too due to the pluggable runtimes feature.

We’re starting to see application frameworks and developer tools provide high-level abstractions for running on platforms like Kubernetes. Tye is an interesting .NET tool that eases running .NET applications on cloud native platforms.

Turandot allows for using TOSCA with Kubernetes. TOSCA provides a high-level service description aimed at portability and interoperability between underlying infrastructure.

Copper is a configuration file validator for Kubernetes. It supports writing bespoke tests using a built-in Javascript DSL.