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Avoid name conflicts in Terraform workspaces

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Terraform workspaces are a feature of some backends to associate many terraform states to the same configuration. It is convenient to have a workspace where you can try changes to infrastructure. When the changes have been tested, you can switch to the production workspace and apply the changes.

Change Kubernetes service type from LoadBalancer to NodePort and viceversa

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Changing the Service type from NodePort to LoadBalancer and viceversa is useful depending on the cluster you are working on. If you are doing experiments in a local development cluster, like Kind, you don’t have a real load balancer in front of your cluster and you need to expose your services externally using a NodePort service. On contrary, if you are w...

Kubernetes ephemeral containers

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Removing building and debugging tools from the images we use to run services on containers is one of the security best practices. However, you can’t debug a container if it is not shipped with the debugging tools. Security and easy of debug seems to mutual exclusive but Kubernetes provides a solution: ephemeralContainers. As the name suggests, they are ep...

Kubernetes operator from scratch

5 minute read

A Kubernetes operator is an extension of Kubernetes that allows to use custom resources to manage applications and their components. Writing a proper Kubernetes operator from scratch isn’t a trivial task. For this reason, there exists SDKs and frameworks that take care of boiler plate code and allow developers to focus on the business logic. However, if y...

Makefile tips

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This post talks about three basic features that you need when writing basic makefiles: