A CapsLock key is useless. So make it into something better: A Hyper key.
Back in 2014 I wrote about how I remapped my MacBook's CapsLock key to make it act like CTRL-CMD-SHIFT-OPTION, essentially giving me a new modifier key in the tradition of the old Hyper key.
For the last few years I have benefitted...
Sometimes you need to create a large file for testing. The command line tool
dd is an easy way to create large files filled with random data.
I recently found myself needing to test uploading and downloading files of various sizes. So I wanted a quick way to create several files, each of very specific...
The Microsoft acquisition of Deis is my second major acquisition in a few years. Not long ago, Revolv was acquired by Google.
I am happy to announce that GoUtils is now part of the Masterminds project on GitHub.
GoUtils implements many of the string utility functions found in Java's Apache Commons. Alex, the lead developer on GoUtils, created the library in 2014. Other Masterminds libraries, notably Sprig have long relied...
Kubernetes provides a home for all your containerized applications. But how do you get that home furnished with the likes of databases and web apps? That's where Helm comes in. If Kubernetes is your home, Helm is where you get your furniture.
Kubernetes is a home for you apps
Sometimes it's nice to work with GitHub from the command line. This post covers three tools for working with GitHub:
Most of the time, when we work with GitHub, we use the main
git client. This is great for working with source code, but what about interacting with other...
There are lots of tools for searching files on the UNIX (macOS, Linux) command line. Which one do you use? Let's look at
ag to understand which tool is the best for a particular search job.
Three Search Tools
There are three tools we'll look at here:
grep: This tool is for using...
Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, uses first-class Kubernetes objects to store its data. Here's how we use ConfigMaps to track Helm releases.
Helm follows the formula "Chart + Values = Release". You start with a Helm chart (a software package), you add your own configuration values, and you...
Helm is the package manager for Kubernetes. We recently added a plugin architecture to Helm that makes it easy for you to write new features in any programming language you choose.
In this post, we'll create a simple Helm plugin in three steps:
- make a directory
- create a plugin.yaml file
- write a...
A while back, the official Deis blog posted The Story of Helm to celebrate Helm's birthday.
Back then, I wrote:
On October 15th, 2015, the project now known as Helm was born. Only one year in, Kubernetes Helm is part of the CNCF, and is marching toward the v2.0.0 release. And in every sense of...