The happy birthday issue

Welcome to a super special birthday edition of kubelist!

This week, we're celebrating two birthdays: The 4th birthday of Kubernetes, and the 0th birthday of Amazon's Elastic Container Service. To celebrate, kubelist is serving you up delicious virtual slices of pound cake with real buttercream frosting, topped with link sprinkles (linkles)! Enjoy!

Issue #17

Four years ago, you were running Mesos and enabling individual cgroups features by hand to isolate your big tarball of ruby. How the world has changed! Take a walk down memory lane with this TechCrunch article. For more reminiscing, check out Joe Beda's post on the Kubernetes blog.

This post by Toria Gibbs on the always excellent Etsy blog details their transition from premises Kubernetes to Google Kubernetes Engine. If you needed any indication that Kubernetes is being commoditized, look no further than this post, where even Etsy, the purveyors of the finest bespoke artisanal cat costumes have moved to a managed Kubernetes control plane.

On ITNext, Keith Mifsud provides a tutorial for using Kubernetes on Windows 10. With Chocolatey and a decent command line, Windows development looks like it has come a long way since kubelist's recovering enterprise developer toiled in the Java mines. For a fun game, replace "Windows 10" in this article with "Candybar Linux" and see if any of your coworkers catch on. The kubelist editors applaud Keith for including a BSOD in his post. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Your friend and ours Jeff Barr introduces us to EKS on the AWS Blog. The kubelist editors are excited to finally kick the tires on EKS, as they never got into the beta 😿(DigitalOcean, give us a call πŸ˜‰).

SΓ©bastien Gandon and Iosif Igna outline how they handle using Postgres under multiple architectural configurations with Kubernetes and Helm, from development to production. The authors explain their problem (with diagrams!), describe how they fixed it, and link to a GitHub repo with Helm charts. You couldn't ask for more.

Tweet of the Week

Insider tip: If you want to be featured in kubelist's Tweet of the Week, find a way to relate Kubernetes and food. Bonus points awarded for fast food.