14 Oct 2016 in Kubernetes, OS X, Kube Solo

Run Kubernetes on a Mac with Kube Solo

Kubernetes is one of the best known container orchestration tools, but often, setting up a dev environment with Kubernetes is a daunting task. This is especially true for people who are just getting started with containers and orchestration in general.

Fortunately, now that Docker for Mac is generally available, you can easily run both Docker and Kubernetes on OS X allowing you to quickly develop, containerize, and work with your applications as if they were in production. But what if you want to get up and running with Kubernetes on OS X?

In this post, I will show you how to set up a Kubernetes dev environment on OS X with a tool called Kube-Solo.

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14 Oct 2016 in Helm, Annoucement

Happy 1st Birthday Helm!

The Story Behind Helm

Happy 1st Birthday, Helm!

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 the word, it is now a community-driven project. But the circumstances behind the creation of Helm read like a script for a Silicon Valley tech comedy.

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10 Oct 2016 in Helm, Annoucement

Alpha.5: Rollback, history, UX improvements, dependency management

This is the final Helm alpha release for the 2.0.0 development cycle.

WARNING: This release is not backward compatible. We try hard to avoid compatibility breaks because we know it is an inconvenience to you. But we made a tough call: It is better to correct some of our design flaws now than force everyone to "live with them" for the entirety of the 2.0.0 lifecycle. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we don't plan on any other compatibility breaks between now and 2.0.0.

As always, we want to give a big ❤️ to the community, which has continued to find bugs, submit issues, fix things, and participate in conversations. If you'd like to be a part of the community, we invite you to join the Kubernetes Helm Slack channel, drop in on a Thursday Developer Call, and jump in on the GitHub issue queues.

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7 Oct 2016 in Community Meeting, Deis Workflow, Testing

October 2016 Community Meeting

Community Plus!

We are excited by the growth of the Deis community! Our slack channel is brimming with great folks and we'd love to set the stage for everyone to show off their hard work. If you are interested in a quick five or ten minute spot at the next meeting reach out to @sgoings or @jhansen on our community slack.

Release Review

We've continued to move quickly and shipped Workflow 2.5 and 2.6 in the last month. I gave a quick release review, check out the release blog posts for more details:

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4 Oct 2016 in Workflow, GKE, Series: Workflow on GKE

Production Deis Workflow on Google Container Engine, Part Two

This is part two of a two part series that walks you through a full production setup of Deis Workflow.

In part one, we set up off-cluster object storage, a Docker registry, and a Postgres platform database. We then installed Workflow on a Kubernetes cluster.

In this post, I will show you how to secure your cluster with SSL and get DNS set up for your Workflow domain. Finally, I will show you how to upgrade Workflow itself.

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