Episode from the podcastCoding Blocks

Is Kubernetes Programming?

Released Monday, 14th September 2020
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We gather around the water cooler to discuss some random topics, while Joe sends too many calendar invites, Allen interferes with science, and Michael was totally duped.

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Survey Says

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Do you eat at your desk?
  • Yes, don't you eat at home, too?
  • No, never, my keyboard is a shrine to purity.
  • No, wait, why, do you have something?
  • Yes, but only after my desk is wrapped up like Dexter's kill room.


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Overheard Around the Water Cooler

  • Are your unit tests bring your down? Do we hate unit tests now?
  • Do you have to read your emails?
  • Are you ruining everything by working late?
  • Is Kubernetes programmings?
  • When developing the next big deal application, which of the following are most important to you?
    • Features
    • Automation, i.e. CI / CD pipeline
    • Unit tests, maybe even TDD
    • Dependency Injection
    • ALM (Alerting, Logging, Monitoring)
    • Security first

Resources We Like

  • RAW Vim Workshop/Tutorial (YouTube)
  • Explore Kubernetes resources with Datadog Live Containers (Datadog)

Tip of the Week

  • Lens, The Kubernetes IDE (GitHub)
  • Bind Docker inside a running container to the host’s Docker instance to use Docker within Docker by adding the following to your Docker run command: -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
    • Note that this syntax works on Windows.

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