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The Podlets is a weekly show that explores cloud native, one buzzword at a time. Each week experts in the field will discuss and contrast distributed systems concepts, practices, trade-offs, and lessons learned to help you on your cloud native journey. This space moves fast, and we shouldn’t reinvent the wheel. If you are an engineer, operator, or technically minded decision maker, this podcast is for you!

Find us at https://thepodlets.io.

The Podlets - A Cloud Native Podcast The Podlets: A Cloud Native Podcast

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The Podlets is a weekly show that explores cloud native, one buzzword at a time. Each week experts in the field will discuss and contrast distributed systems concepts, practices, trade-offs, and lessons learned to help you on your cloud native journey. This space moves fast, and we shouldn’t reinvent the wheel. If you are an engineer, operator, or technically minded decision maker, this podcast is for you!

Find us at https://thepodlets.io.

    Kubernetes Sucks for Developers, Right? No. (Ep 21)

    Kubernetes Sucks for Developers, Right? No. (Ep 21)

    We are joined by Ellen Körbes for this episode, where we focus on Kubernetes and its tooling. Ellen has a position at Tilt where they work in developer relations. Before Tilt, they were doing closely related kinds of work at Garden, a similar company! Both companies are directly related to working with Kubernetes and Ellen is here to talk to us about why Kubernetes does not have to be the difficult thing that it is made out to be. According to her, this mostly comes down to tooling. Ellen believes that with the right set of tools at your disposal it is not actually necessary to completely understand all of Kubernetes or even be familiar with a lot of its functions. You do not have to start from the bottom every time you start a new project and developers who are new to Kubernetes need not becomes experts in it in order to take advantage of its benefits.
    The major goal for Ellen and Tilt is to get developers code up, running and live in as quick a time as possible. When the system is standing in the way this process can take much longer, whereas, with Tilt, Ellen believes the process should be around two seconds! Ellen comments on who should be using Kubernetes and who it would most benefit. We also discuss where Kubernetes should be run, either locally or externally, for best results and Tilt's part in the process of unit testing and feedback. We finish off peering into the future of Kubernetes, so make sure to join us for this highly informative and empowering chat!

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    Guest:
    Ellen Körbes https://twitter.com/ellenkorbes

    Hosts:
    Carlisia Campos
    Bryan Liles
    Olive Power

    Key Points From This Episode:
    Ellen's work at Tilt and the jumping-off point for today's discussion.
    The projects and companies that Ellen and Tilt work with, that they are allowed to mention!
    Who Ellen is referring to when they say 'developers' in this context.
    Tilt's goal of getting all developers' code up and running in the two seconds range.
    Who should be using Kubernetes? Is it necessary in development if it is used in production?
    Operating and deploying Kubernetes — who is it that does this?
    Where developers seem to be running Kubernetes; considerations around space and speed.
    Possible security concerns using Tilt; avoiding damage through Kubernetes options.
    Allowing greater possibilities for developers through useful shortcuts.
    VS Code extensions and IDE integrations that are possible with Kubernetes at present.
    Where to start with Kubernetes and getting a handle on the tooling like Tilt.
    Using unit testing for feedback and Tilt's part in this process.
    The future of Kubernetes tooling and looking across possible developments in the space.

    Quotes:

    “You're not meant to edit Kubernetes YAML by hand.” — @ellenkorbes [0:07:43]

    “I think from the point of view of a developer, you should try and stay away from Kubernetes for as long as you can.” — @ellenkorbes [0:11:50]

    “I've heard from many companies that the main reason they decided to use Kubernetes in development is that they wanted to mimic production as closely as possible.” — @ellenkorbes [0:13:21]

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Ellen Körbes — http://ellenkorbes.com/

    Ellen Körbes on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ellenkorbes?lang=en

    Tilt — https://tilt.dev/

    Garden — https://garden.io/

    Cluster API — https://cluster-api.sigs.k8s.io/

    Lyft — https://www.lyft.com/

    KubeCon — https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2019/

    Unu Motors — https://unumotors.com/en

    Mindspace — https://www.mindspace.me/

    Docker — https://www.docker.com/

    Netflix — https://www.netflix.com/

    GCP — https://cloud.google.com/

    Azure — https://azur

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    Kubernetes Operating Systems (Ep 20)

    Kubernetes Operating Systems (Ep 20)

    Running Kubernetes on conventional operating systems is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Today’s guests Andrew Rynhard and Timothy Gerla have engineered a product that attempts to provide a solution to this problem.

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    Application Transformation with Chris Umbel and Shaun Anderson (Ep 19)

    Application Transformation with Chris Umbel and Shaun Anderson (Ep 19)

    Our guests help companies to update their systems and move into more up-to-date setups through the Swift methodology and our conversation focusses on this journey from legacy code to a more manageable solution. We lay the groundwork for the conversation, defining a few of the key terms and concerns that arise for typical clients and then Shaun and Chris share a bit about their approach to moving things forward.

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    Should I Kubernetes? (Ep 18)

    Should I Kubernetes? (Ep 18)

    The question of diving into Kubernetes is something that faces us all in different ways. Whether you are already on the platform, are considering transitioning, or are thinking about what is best for your team moving forward, the possibilities and the learning-curve make it a somewhat difficult question to answer. In this episode, we discuss the topic and ultimately believe that an individual is the only one who can answer that question well. That being said, the capabilities of Kubernetes can be quite persuasive and if you are tempted then it is most definitely worth considering very seriously, at least.

    • 46 min
    Keeping up with Cloud Native (Ep 17)

    Keeping up with Cloud Native (Ep 17)

    If you work in Kubernetes, cloud native, or any other fast-moving ecosystem, you might have found that keeping up to date with new developments can be incredibly challenging. We think this as well, and so we decided to make today’s episode a tribute to that challenge, as well as a space for sharing the best resources and practices we can think of to help manage it.

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    Cloud Native Apps (Ep 16)

    Cloud Native Apps (Ep 16)

    Do you know what cloud native apps are? Well, we don’t really either, but today we’re on a mission to find out! This episode is an exciting one, where we bring all of our different understandings of what cloud native apps are to the table. The topic is so interesting and diverse and can be interpreted in a myriad of ways.

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