Happy 10th Birthday, Kubernetes | Photo from Kubernetes Contributor Summit San Diego 2019

Kubernetes Likely Saved My Life

Kubernetes and I share something: We were born on June 6th (I didn’t pick the date; I probably would’ve though to take more attention away from me). I’ve contributed to Kubernetes for 70% of its life. Today, Kubernetes turns 10. There are many things I could write about to commemorate this day. It has improved my life (like every other open source project I have worked on) by giving me desirable skills in an emerging space....

June 6, 2024 · 15 min · Chris Short
Shipping containers piled high

Container Conundrum: DevOpsDays Chicago 2022 Open Space Notes

I found a topic that I’m going to suggest for an Open Space at every DevOpsDays I go to from this point forward: “Container Conundrum: Pain points around containers” These notes are presented here without opinion. Distilling these notes into a concise narrative will be the topic for an introduction to an upcoming DevOps’ish newsletter. Please subscribe today! I think the best way to look at these notes is to assume that each bullet point is a pain point....

October 8, 2022 · 3 min · Chris Short
eBPF

Intro to eBPF

This introduction to eBPF is adapted from the beginning of DevOps’ish 278 I occasionally ask for writing prompts from folks on Twitter for DevOps’ish. Sometimes asking on social media works well. Other times it’s giving someone a good URL and still scratching my head about what to write. But for DevOps’ish 278, the people have spoken. They want to learn more about eBPF. What is eBPF? eBPF (which is no longer an acronym for anything) is a revolutionary technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in a privileged context such as the operating system kernel....

August 4, 2022 · 5 min · Chris Short
Lucas Käldström and Chris Short talking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2022

Lucas Käldström and Chris Short Talk Kubernetes, Physics, and more

Lucas Käldström has a brilliant thesis out titled, “Encoding human-like operational knowledge using declarative Kubernetes operator patterns.” We sat down to talk about how, “Kubernetes operators form a novel programming model, allowing a shift from humans managing servers to servers managing servers, analogously to the Industrial Revolution.” I had a chance to speak with Lucas at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2022 in Valencia. This topic is pretty mind blowing. Lucas’ thesis is available via GitHub....

June 6, 2022 · 22 min · Chris Short

AWS Container Days @ KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 — Day 3

In the days leading up to Kubecon + CloudNativeCon we’ll be spending the week talking about how you can deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. These sessions, led by our AWS Kubernetes team and guest speakers, will contain technical deep dives, product demos, and best practices. Can’t wait to learn what’s happening with Amazon EKS & Kubernetes, check out the EKS Newsletter curated by our EKS Developer Advocates....

May 15, 2022 · 2 min · Chris Short