Ales Nosek - The Software Practitioner

Helping you navigate the world of Kubernetes.

Aug 1, 2017 - Comments - cloud

How I Became a Red Hat Certified Architect in One Year

Roughly a year ago, my boss offered to me a Red Hat Learning Subscription. Because continuous education belongs to the habits of a good software practitioner, I appreciated this opportunity to deepen my knowledge of Red Hat technologies. At that time I didn’t have an idea about how much fun I was going to have on my journey to become a Red Hat Certified Architect. Read more, if you want to find out!

Jul 15, 2017 - Comments - devops cloud

First Look at the Key-Value Store in Consul

If you are developing a distributed application that consists of multiple services, you might be thinking about how to manage the ever growing application configuration data. Instead of maintaining individual configuration files for each service, you can store all your configuration data in a key-value store. In this blog post we’ll check out the key-value store in Consul.

Mar 19, 2017 - Comments - cloud devops

An Introduction to Building on Openshift

For years a Jenkins server has been driving the software builds in our company. Some time ago, we deployed an OpenShift cluster. The primary purpose of our OpenShift cluster was to support the efforts of dockerizing our software products. However, as OpeShift is a complete PaaS solution we started thinking about leveraging OpenShift for software builds, too. In this blog post I’d like to share what we learned about building on OpenShift so far.

Feb 14, 2017 - Comments - cloud devops

Accessing Kubernetes Pods From Outside of the Cluster

There are several ways how to expose your application running on the Kubernetes cluster to the outside world. When reading the Kubernetes documentation I had a hard time ordering the different approaches in my head. I created this blog post for my future reference but will be happy if it can be of any use to you. Without further ado let’s discuss the hostNetwork, hostPort, NodePort, LoadBalancer and Ingress features of Kubernetes.