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#58: What You Should Know About Databases

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🎧 PODCAST/WEBINAR OF THE WEEK
Bret is joined by Erik Veld, Manager Developer Advocacy at HashiCorp, the creators of Nomad. Nomad is an orchestrator like K8s and Swarm but it has a unique set of features that make it an interesting alternative on multiple levels. Erik talks about the basics of Nomad, the reason it was created and runs through some demos 🔥
📖 POSTS OF THE WEEK
Things you should know about databases"
It is often surprising how little is known about how databases operate at a surface level, considering they store almost all of the states in our applications. Yet, it's foundational to the overall success of most systems.
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"‘AWS vs K8s’ is the new ‘Windows vs Linux’" - EKS is like a one cloud framework (AWS) had mated with another (K8s) and a difficult adolescent dropped out - Read more »
"A set of modern Grafana dashboards for Kubernetes" - Plug and play Grafana dashboards to monitor the ins and out of your Kubernetes clusters - Read more »
"How to manage Kubernetes secrets with GitOps?" - This post explore multiple methods of managing secrets in GitOps with Argo CD specifically, however, these methods apply to other GitOps tooling as well - Read more »
"Things I wish everyone knew about Git" - To work effectively with Git, you must have a model of what the repository is like and if you try to understand the Git commands without the model, you will suffer, because the commands do not make sense - Read more »
"Kubernetes audit logs: use cases & best practices" - Kubernetes audit logs are powerful, but only if enabled and correctly configured. This article will help you get started using audit logs, and show you how to get the most out of them - Read more »
"Learnings from scanning over 10k Kubernetes clusters?" - Kubescape scans K8s clusters, YAML files, HELM charts, worker nodes and APIs servers, detecting misconfigurations according to multiple frameworks (such as the NSA-CISA, MITRE ATT&CK, and more) - Read more »
"SQLite or PostgreSQL? It's complicated!" - Why Twilio have chosen PostgreSQL over SQLite and how they did their benchmark and performance testing - Read more »
"Deploying a HA Kubernetes cluster on Raspberry Pi using Kubeadm" - If you're looking for a side project this weekend! - Read more »
📕 BOOK OF THE WEEK
For sure, this is one of the best books I’ve read recently 💯
It seems everyone has too much to do. The statement of “I am so busy” is a badge of honor. But have you ever thought doing less would lead to doing more? This is the foundational mindset of this book. This book was a quick read, and a needed book for all people. We are always connected, always in touch, and perhaps always distracted from that which counts. Too often, we allow the little to overtake the important.
🛠 PROJECTS OF THE WEEK
Faros Community Edition (CE) is an open-source engineering operations platform that connects the dots between all your operational data sources for a single-pane view across the software development life cycle. A dream platform for EngOps - Read more »
Prowler is an open source security tool to perform AWS security best practices assessments, audits, incident response, continuous monitoring, hardening and forensics readiness. It contains more than 240 controls covering CIS, PCI-DSS, ISO27001, GDPR, HIPAA, FFIEC, SOC2, AWS FTR, ENS and custom security frameworks - Read more »
KUTTL is a declarative integration testing harness for testing operators, KUDO, Helm charts, and any other Kubernetes applications or controllers. Test cases are written as plain Kubernetes resources and can be run against a mocked control plane - Read more »
Spin is an open source framework for building and running fast, secure, and composable cloud microservices with WebAssembly. It aims to be the easiest way to get started with WebAssembly microservices, and takes advantage of the latest developments in the WebAssembly component model and Wasmtime runtime  - Read more »
An alerting tool for Kubernetes clusters issues of all types, in real time, with intelligent redundancy, and easily extendable API. Scout your clusters on a schedule or on demand using Helm, Kubernetes Job, Docker Container or CronJob - Read more »
💼 OPEN JOBS OF THE WEEK
Senior DevOps Engineer @Trustpilot
AWS, Jenkins, Kubernetes

🌎 Remote, anywhere
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Staff Site Reliability Engineer @Wikimedia Foundation
Linux, Ansible, Python

🌎 Remote, anywhere
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Senior DevOps Engineer @Elevate Labs
AWS, GitHub Actions, Python

🌎 Remote, anywhere
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🐦 TWEET OF THE WEEK
😂 MEMES OF THE WEEK
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