The Kubernetes Cluster API

I’ve been working with Kubernetes since filing my first commit in October 2016. I’ve had the chance to collaborate with the community on Kops, Kubicorn, and Kubeadm, but there’s one gap that has been nagging me for years: how to to create the right abstraction for bringing up a Kubernetes cluster and managing it once […]

Flutter 1.0: Google’s Portable UI Toolkit

Today, at Flutter Live, we’re announcing Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of Google’s UI toolkit for creating beautiful, native experiences for iOS and Android from a single codebase. Cross-platform mobile development today is full of compromise. Developers are forced to choose between either building the same app multiple times for multiple operating systems, or […]

Sessionizing Uber Trips in Real Time

Uber’s many data flows required modeling the data associated with a specific task, such as a rider trip, into a state machine. The state machine lets engineers focus on just the events needed to successfully accomplish a trip. In one sense, Uber’s challenge of efficiently matching riders and drivers in the real world comes down […]

The “Function” Package – Creating a Spec for Serverless Application Packaging

Creating serverless applications is a multi-step process. One of the critical steps in this process is packaging the serverless functions you want to deploy into your FaaS (Function as a Service) platform of choice. Before a function can be deployed it needs two types of dependencies: direct function dependencies and runtime dependencies. Let’s examine these […]

Simplifying Kubernetes with Docker Compose and Friends

Today we’re happy to announce we’re open sourcing our support for using DockerCompose on Kubernetes.We’ve had this capability in Docker Enterprise for a little while but as of today you will be able to use this on any Kubernetes cluster you choose. Why do I need Compose if I already have Kubernetes? The Kubernetes API […]

Introducing Docker Desktop Enterprise

Nearly 1.4 million developers use Docker Desktop every single day because it is the simplest and easiest way for container-based development. Docker Desktop provides the Docker Engine with Swarm and Kubernetes orchestrators right on the desktop, all from a single install. While this is great for an individual user, in enterprise environments administrators often want […]

Announcing Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB)

As more organizations pursue cloud-native applications and infrastructures for creating modern software environments, it has become clear that there is no single solution in the market for defining and packaging these multi-service, multi-format distributed applications. Real-world applications can now span on-premises infrastructure and cloud-based services, requiring multiple tools like Terraform for the infrastructure, Helm charts […]

Critical Kubernetes flaw allows any user to access administrative controls

Kubernetes has finally hit the worst milestone: their first major security flaw. This vulnerability allows any user to escalate their administrative privileges and attack any container running on the same pod. Even worse, there’s no simple way to tell if you’ve been affected. Grim news from Red Hat – Kubernetes has identified its first major […]

Production-Ready Kubernetes Cluster Creation with kubeadm

This GA release of kubeadm is an important event in the progression of the Kubernetes ecosystem, bringing stability to an area where stability is paramount. The goal of kubeadm is to provide a foundational implementation for Kubernetes cluster setup and administration. kubeadm ships with best-practice defaults but can also be customized to support other ecosystem […]