We’re going to take a bit of a sidestep this week.
I was planning on converting a Docker-Compose project into a Kubernetes one, but I had a small project pop up this week. That project involved me setting up a container to mimic a production environment so I could test my script without disrupting any of our clients.
Figured a practical example of how a container saved the day would be a better topic than me learning something just to learn something.
Every once in awhile I’m given a task that, once explained to me, seems like it’s going to take a lot of time. Like hours of my attention every time this bit of work comes up.
I’ll usually ask how often this task comes up in a given quarter. If the combined time for a quarter is more than a day or two, I usually throw the XKCD comic on automation out the window just go for it.
Continue reading Cool, but what can you ACTUALLY use containers for?
In Day 3, I included a blurb from my DevOps-y friends about the natural progression of abstractions on top of containers:
You usually start with docker run CLI commands and graduate to tools with more layers of abstraction as you need them. Docker-compose comes next, followed by automating several commands with Bash scripts, which is eventually followed by Kubernetes.
I also shared with you a better way to handle switches in Bash scripts. Today I’ll show you how I moved from running my own Docker commands to running off of one shell script with a handful of flags.
Continue reading Day 4: Scripting Docker Commands With Spinup.sh
Hi, my name is Henry Quinn and in July I’ll be “learning in public.”
Last month, my buddy Alex Trost started a learn in public month after reading this post by Shawn Wang. In 30 short days he really upped his game with SVG animations (enough where he was asked to create an eLearning course about it), so I figure there must actually be some benefit to learning, and then teaching, something new every day.
Continue reading Day 1: Learning DevOps In Public
I don’t update everyone on what I’m up to very often, and if that upsets or worries anyone, I’m sorry. Those who are close to me know I value face to face interaction more than whatever meme posts or video snippets end up on Facebook, but I’ve had a lot happening recently.
I started teaching myself to code in earnest about 14 months ago when I started working for the federal court. In order to progress my skills more quickly, I signed up for a web development boot camp this summer. Our cohort learned a lot. REALLY QUICKLY.
Continue reading Moment of Truth