Ian Lewis
May 31, 2017
This is the third post in a series on making smaller Docker images. In the first post I talked about how to create smaller images by writing better Dockerfiles. In the second post I talked about how to squash layers using docker-squash to make s[...]
May 15, 2017
In a previous post I wrote about Kubernetes health checks. Since I'm a Python developer and a fan, I went about implementing it in Django. Health checks are a great way to help Kubernetes help your app to have high availability, and that include[...]
Dec. 6, 2016
For those of you that don't know there is a new Python API client in the kubernetes-incubator project: client-python. There has been some high quality Python clients like pykube, but client-python can serve as the official Python client. ## The[...]
Oct. 12, 2016
`kubeadm` is a new tool that is part of the Kubernetes distribution as of 1.4.0 which helps you to install and set up a Kubernetes cluster. One of the most frequent criticisms of Kubernetes is that it's hard to install. `kubeadm` really makes th[...]
Sept. 13, 2016
Kubernetes includes a feature called services which serve as a kind of load balancer for pods. When pods misbehave or otherwise stop working, sometimes you'll want to remove the pod from the service without killing the pod. ## Services & Endpoi[...]
May 24, 2016
I've seen a lot of questions about Kubernetes health checks recently and how they should be used. I'll do my best to explain them and the difference between the types of health checks and how each will affect your application. ## Liveness Probe[...]
April 18, 2016
The Google Cloud Platform Load Balancers are based off of technology that Google developed for our applications. There are two types of load balancers, the Network (L3) Load Balancer and the HTTP (L7) Load Balancer. The HTTP Load Balancer is glo[...]
Feb. 17, 2016
This is the second post in a series on making smaller Docker images. In my previous blog post I talked about how to create smaller Docker images but there were limits to how small we could make the images. I outlined a way in which you can make [...]
Jan. 25, 2016
Recently I've been working with containers a lot and the most popular technology out there is, of course, Docker. On top of allowing you to easily run containers using the `docker run` command, Docker provides a method to build container images [...]
Jan. 19, 2016
I joined Google one year ago today. It's been a really busy year and I can't believe it's over so fast. I still feel like I just joined and there's so much that I'm still getting used to. Google has been at the same time the easiest and the hard[...]