Merry Christmast to those celebrating today. Just a few posts today, looking at architecture diagrams, kubectl plugins, avoiding merge conflicts in configuration files and more.
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A look at the security state of Azure DevOps pipeline extensions from the Azure Marketplace. Several concrete recommendations for publishers and consumers.
The C4 model is a diagramming tool for describing software architecture. This post is a nice hand-on introduction with some useful examples to help get started.
A nice list of handy kubectl plugins with usage details.
A series of posts on the evolution of a platform, moving to the cloud, adopting site reliability engineering practices and modern observability.
Some tips on avoiding merge conflicts with CloudFormation and OpenAPI specifications. Partly AWS specific, but some generally applicable advice too.
A quick tip for setting flags as environment variables for Terraform, including for specific commands. A nice pattern for others to adopt.
A nice tutorial for a local Lambda development environment for Python, using SAM.