May 5, 2018. 9 minutes read.

The state of debugging microservices on Kubernetes

For as long as we have been writing software, we have also introduced bugs in our applications. Back when we were developing monoliths, we could simply start the IDE of choice, add a couple of breakpoints, step through the code and hopefully solve the issue. There was a single place where the application was running, where logs were visible and where the application could be diagnosed.

April 29, 2018. 9 minutes read.

Debug Helm and Tiller using VS Code and Draft

In today’s article we will explore how to take a real-world application and start developing, debugging and deploying it to a Kubernetes cluster and how to use a couple of open-source tools to make our lives easier in the process. Specifically, we will use Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes , the newly released Kubernetes extension for VS Code and Draft to develop, debug and deploy is Helm itself. Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications — Helm Charts help you define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes application.

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April 10, 2018. 11 minutes read.

Using Draft to develop front-end + back-end applications. Experimenting with Draft, VS Code and remote debugging.

Application containers have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. In recent months, Kubernetes has emerged as a popular solution for orchestrating these containers. While many turn to Kubernetes for its extensible architecture and vibrant open-source community, some still view Kubernetes as too difficult to use. Learn how to use Draft to simplify your cloud-native application development!

December 14, 2017. 6 minutes read.

Update Azure Container Instances with Docker Hub webhooks

Back in July, Microsoft announced Azure Container Instances, a new Azure service delivering containers with great simplicity and speed and without any Virtual Machine infrastructure to manage. ACIs are the fastest and easiest way to run a container in the cloud. In this article we will see how to update Azure Container Instances based on webhooks from Docker Hub

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