This week we found a few early Christmas presents under the tree that we're excited to share with you 🎄🎁.

New features from Microsoft along with some other tech influencers, cluster API stories, a bunch of awesome how to’s, and of course the greatest gift of all — version 1.13 of Kubernetes. Merry K8s-mas!

This week Envoy joins the ranks of Prometheus and Kubernetes as a CNCF Graduate. This is big and important news, but it's also a great excuse to link to Vitamin C.

As Envoy ventures out into post-graduation life, we take a look at why this newsletter will make you 173% more attractive as a job candidate. Enjoy! ☸️📈

There are many reasons to be thankful for kubernetes, but for the purposes of today's issue, we’ve narrowed it down to 6 reasons why we love this container-orchestration system 🙏

We hope you’re wearing your stretchy pants because we have 6 servings sure to please your K8s palate: cross cloud kubernetes, debunking common misunderstandings, container runtimes & more. Dig in!

The rise of K8s paved the way for more innovative ideas in enterprise infrastructure, for various fields. People are craving DevOps for Big Data. Some are using K8s to build a new OS for the age of AI, others are building awesome IoT Cloud services on K8s, while the rest are figuring out ways to improve enterprise K8s integration.

K8s-related acquisition alert 📣! VMware is now a proud owner of Heptio, and we’ve got the inside scoop on how it all went down.

We’ve also have 4 other tasty scoops for ya to help with managing configuration of clusters, saving money and improving reliability with cloud providers, implementing special load balancing with gRPC, and making CI/CD happen with Amazon EKS and Jenkins X!🍦

Well of course we had to mention this weeks HUGE acquisition. We don’t even need to say which one we’re talking about because we know that you know what we know 😉. Meanwhile, CFF was also making moves to get a little closer to CNCF. Oh, and while you’re here check out the new tools we found to help you step up your K8s game. (Spoiler alert. They include AWS Spot Instances & Gravity Cluster Cloning) 😯.

This week we'll enjoy a nice info-rimmed K8s cocktail made up of 1 oz of popular news, 2 oz of K8s-advice, and 1 oz of dev-support 🍹. It packs a punch, including dashes of why Google is adding efforts into making Spinnaker a better cloud deployment tool, why you should use Helm to manage K8s charts, and why Apache Kafka is great for fault tolerant storage. Cheers! 🎉

If nothing else, the kubernetes community is a content MACHINE 🤖. There is always something new to learn, and that’s why we go out and find neat things for you (and provide erudite summaries 😛). One of the best things about Kubernetes is that things are often also built on Kubernetes in order to use Kubernetes. Dig In!

Kubernetes has a lot of options, so many that you couldn’t possibly include them all in your own cluster without turning it into Mr. Potato Head. In this issue we look at a few lists of neat Kubernetes tools as well as best practices when it comes to implementing them, so you can keep your cluster’s ears on straight.

This issue we have a mix of tools and best practices that will keep you fueled up for the week. You might notice along the way that the kubelist editors finished writing this week's issue right before sitting down to eat.

This week the team at CNCF have been busy making improvements to our favorite container orchestrator. Below you'll find what you can expect from the updates, as well as some helpful tutorials for those who are struggling to implement a k8s admission webhook, or those who need a better tool for managing disaster recovery. Happy learning!

The perks of distributed systems come at a price — more complicated debugging and managing processes. That's why this week we’ve gathered a few tools for you to help track your k8s problems, find solutions, manage your microservices or clusters, and build merrily!

New to Docker or Kubernetes and finding yourself lost in the key concepts like containers, images, pods, and more? If this is you, we have a special set of intro's that'll give you a better understanding of k8s and how each part is made.

Already a k8s pro but a k8s code n00b? Keep an eye out for 'A tour into k8s's code'. Know plenty of kube, but confused when it comes to schedulers? Then be sure to read 'how kubernetes is transforming into a universal scheduler'.

Improve your Kubernetes self by digging into these great articles on controllers, workflow, affinities, aribtrate 😲, and a Magic Sandbox.

Welcome again to a super special entirely new but still the same issue of Kubelist! This week, our Editor-in-Chief went on shore to speak at Gophercon. But rest assured, our skippers didn't skip Kubelist day.

Welcome to a very special almost entirely new release announcements issue of kubelist! This week, we've got a handful of updates and new projects. For those of you that don't enjoy NEW PRODUCT BULLETINS we've also included a guide for installing kubernetes on bare metal and CentOS, and a way to use Helm without actually using Helm. Enjoy!

Welcome to a truely special issue 27 of kubelist! This week, we get meaty with networking, pentest our own cluster, and try and understand why this blockchain thing needs servers. Plus, we peek behind the curtain, and reveal a bit more about the kubelist mythos.

This issue is very special, like all the others. This week we learn the dark and terrible secret hiding within every Target store (it's stateful applications!). If you look closely within one of the other posts, you'll find details of a similar setup for Chick-fil-A, too! It's a treasure hunt for your mind and eyeballs!

Welcome to a very special RBAC double-shot edition of kubelist. In addition to RBAC, we've got bare metal networking, for those of you that avoid the cloud (or build your own!), and end to the vicious Kubernetes vs Docker debate (?), and cake! Yes, cake. Well, StatusCake; you can't eat it 😢.

Welcome to a very special not entirely Google news issue of kubelist! This week, the kubelist editors worked very hard to include information that didn't come from Google Cloud Next '18. We think we did pretty good! While you enjoy this batch of links, we'll be patting ourselves on the back.

Welcome to a special security issue of kubelist. This week's issue is loaded with good security information for your control plane, your workloads, your applications, your mind, your body, and your soul. Most importantly, and very rare for our industry, is that there's zero fear mongering or scare tactics! So read up, learn, and feel good.

Welcome to a very special post-apocalyptic theme park issue of kubelist! This week, we've got high octane tweets, high rev tooling, a theme park, and a migration story with more rises and drops than the roller coaster you rode at this year's KubeCon EU party! Please keep your hands and feet inside the newsletter at all times.

Welcome to an extra special birth of a nation issue of kubelist. This week, we celebrate American Independence Day, and Canada Day. And what better way to celebrate these holidays (besides with fireworks) than Kuberentes news? This week's news ends our streak of managed Kubernetes releases; collect the winnings from any bets you placed.

Welcome to a very special multiple versioned issue of kubelist! No, we're not A/B testing the content; we're just unreasonably excited about multiple version support for custom resource definitions in Kubernetes 1.11. A new release of Kubernetes isn't the only release this week, as we see another entrant into the managed Kubernetes game. Will we continue our now 3 issue strong streak of managed Kubernetes announcements next week? Time will tell!

Welcome to a very special first day of summer binge watching edition of kubelist!

At kubelist, we know there's no better way to beat the heat and long days that come along with summer than snuggling up indoors under a blanket and binge watching a full show. Close those blinds, crawl under your quilt made of old conference t-shirts, and enjoy this week's content!

Welcome to a very special follow-up happy birthday edition of kubelist! This week, AKS celebrates its 0th GA birthday, we look at some visualizations that would be perfect for the command station of your space cruiser, and we return to an old favorite: fear mongering about crypto hackers!

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!

Welcome to a very special expanding brain edition of kubelist! This week, we're bringing you a collection of thought pieces across the full spectrum. Did Kubernetes win already? Is it too complex to win? Or maybe it doesn't matter, and you just want to get these gosh darn logs aggregated?

Welcome to a very special spring fashion edition of kubelist! This week, we've got all the hottest trends, from ad-hoc code execution to accessorizing with persistent storage. Your clusters are sure to look their best this season!

Kubernetes is exciting, there is a lot going on in the community and a lot of components to why it rocks: CRDs, sweet networking, isolation, and more more more. Join us this week to look at why folks might think it's complicated and how we might embrace that complexity and get on with our kubelife.

Welcome to the spooky 13th issue of kubelist! The kubelist editorial team is still getting over their jet lag after returning from Copenhagen, so they are taking it easy this week, and presenting you with a selection of their favorite talks from KubeCon / CloudNativeCon EU.

We hope you find these videos as enjoyable as smørrebrød and dild akvavit.

Hello! This is the Stateful edition of Kubelist. So called because the resources below can help you get started on your stateful journey or help you expand your mind on how you might think about incorporating state into your Kubernetes app (AWS service broker! gVisor! Digital Ocean primitives!) .

Bonus: Obsessed with hot reloading all the codes? Check out ways to incorporate that into your dev workflow in a Kubernetes blog post below. 🎉

Welcome to a very special week before KubeCon EU edition of kubelist! The kubelist editors are very excited to see what new announcements come out of KubeCon, and to hear about what has the community frustrated and excited.

But KubeCon is next week! This week, we've still got a boatload of news and information for you. On to the content!

Welcome to the operating Kubernetes edition of kubelist. If you thought operating the Kube was fun wait till you read up on these operator goodies.

From security, networking, logging and back again, operating the 🗹 is an adventure with several side quests and minigames. Get ready for several deep dives on what it means to operate the 🗹 and level up your 🗹ness. ⚔️

Welcome to a very special nothing-has-changed edition of kubelist! This week, the kubelist editors continue to get comfortable with their new logo, snuggling into it like that old sweater you save for weekends around the house.

Get comfy with us, and enjoy reading this week's selection of new Kubernetes content. 🛋📚

Welcome to a very special makeover edition of kubelist! This week, we've got our own brand-new logo! We probably won't change it again next week. Probably.

This week's edition of kubelist highlights how Kubernetes will play its part in ushering in a dark future where robots rule the world. Enjoy! ❤️

Welcome to a very special makeover edition of kubelist! This week, we've got our own brand-new logo! Yes, we're aware of how many spokes it has :)

Kubernetes itself got a makeover this week as well, with the release of Kubernetes 1.10. Congrats to everyone involved! 🎉

Welcome to the sixth issue of kubelist! This week we've got a virtual loot crate of links: new project announcements, some meaty blog posts, and another reminder that you need to stop sarcastically posting about "M$" on slashdot. kubelist — it's like NatureBox for your mind!

Welcome to issue #5 of kubelist! This week, we've got comparisons, conflict, countdowns, and code.

While you enjoy browsing this newsletter, the kubelist editors will be figuring out how they can sneak a reference to Darude's Sandstorm into the next issue.

Welcome to issue #4 of kubelist! The automation procrastination continues from last week over here in the kubelist editor's bullpen. Instead,we cleaned up the kubelist.com website mobile rendering, then googled "signs of procrastination" to see if distracting yourself with other tasks was one.

On to the links!

It's the third issue of kubelist! Last week we planned on automating some of the process of running kubelist. Automation is a key facet of computing. So is procrastination. We chose the latter.

This issue covers everything from business deals to kernel system calls. At kubelist, we like a balanced diet of links.

Welcome to the second issue of kubelist! Next week, for the third time, we'll have to start automating more of the process.

This week we're bringing you some heavy reading, with ebook collections and papers, in addition to our regular news. Grab yourself a warm drink, cozy up, and enjoy!

There’s a lot of news, tutorials, opinions and new projects around Kubernetes that comes out every day.

It can be hard to keep up with! We’re going to hunt through the new content weekly, and send you a curated list of the best links, with commentary to boot!

— Your pals, the kubelist editors.