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Full Stack Journey tells personal stories about the ongoing quest to become a full stack engineer: an IT pro who can move among multiple silos and work across multiple layers of the modern data center.

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Full Stack Journey tells personal stories about the ongoing quest to become a full stack engineer: an IT pro who can move among multiple silos and work across multiple layers of the modern data center.

    Kubernetes Backup And Data Protection With Open-Source Velero

    Kubernetes Backup And Data Protection With Open-Source Velero

    Do you run Kubernetes? Have you developed a backup/restore strategy for your clusters? In this Full Stack Journey episode, we discuss why Kubernetes operators should be planning for backup/restore functionality, and debunk some myths that say you don’t need backup/restore in Kubernetes.

    My guests are Carlisia Thompson (@carlisia on Twitter) and Nolan Brubaker (@palendae on Twitter), both from the open-source Velero project. In addition to myth-busting, Carlisia, and Nolan also spend some time talking about Velero itself, and how users can get started with the open-source project or get involved.

    Topics discussed include:



    * Why backups are necessary in Kubernetes

    * Are there times when backups aren’t needed?

    * Doesn’t GitOps address all the recovery concerns? Is something like Velero is still needed?

    * How users can get started with Velero

    * Getting involved in the open source project

    * Use cases besides backup/restore for Velero



    Sponsor: Linode

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    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Show Notes:

    Velero.io

    Quick start evaluation install with Minio – Velero.io (not for production use!)

    How Velero works – Velero.io

    Supported object storage and volume platforms – Velero.io

    Velero GitHub repoistory

    Start contributing – Velero.io

    Info for maintainers – Velero.io

    Kubernetes Slack

    @carlisia – Carlisia Thompson on Twitter

    @palendae  – Nolan Brubaker on Twitter

    • 52 min
    Where Is IT Headed In 2021?

    Where Is IT Headed In 2021?

    On today’s episode of the Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe is joined by fellow Packet Pusher podcast host Drew Conry-Murray for a lively discussion on the trends they see emerging in the industry, and how IT professionals can prepare themselves for those trends.

    Drew and Scott discuss:



    * The status of network automation and whitebox

    * How public cloud is affecting the industry, and what can IT professionals do about it

    * Apple’s move to ARM

    * Whether certifications have value in the cloud world

    * Emerging tools in 2021 you should be aware of



    If you’re interested in some fun banter about where the industry is headed and what you can do to prepare your skill set accordingly, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Sponsor: Linode

    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of the Full Stack Journey podcast can get started on Linode today with a $100s in free credit. You can find all the details at linode.com/fullstackjourney.

    Show Links:

    Why Is Public Cloud Networking So Different? – IPSpace

    Heavy Networking 542: Is Whitebox Too Risky For The Enterprise? – Packet Pushers

    Day Two Cloud 070: The State Of Multi-Cloud Networking – Day Two Cloud

    • 47 min
    Using Kubernetes And Crossplane To Provision Cloud Infrastructure

    Using Kubernetes And Crossplane To Provision Cloud Infrastructure

    Today’s Full Stack Journey episode explores how users can leverage Kubernetes to control other parts of your technology stack, including cloud-native services and resources. In the last episode, we talked about the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes. In this episode, we’re talking about Crossplane!

    Crossplane uses APIs in Kubernetes and public cloud providers to allow you to provision and manage cloud services and infrastructure from Kubernetes.

    My guest is Daniel Mangum (@hasheddan on Twitter as well as on GitHub). Daniel is a Crossplane maintainer and Senior Engineer at Upbound.

    We discuss:



    * The Crossplane project, what it does, and how it works

    * How Crossplane compares to Terraform and CloudFormation

    * User benefits

    * What are Compositions and XRDs?

    * Multi-tenancy and Crossplane

    * How to get started



    In the show notes below you’ll find additional resources for Crossplane. Thanks for listening!

    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Sponsor: Linode

    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of the Full Stack Journey podcast can get started on Linode today with a $100s in free credit. You can find all the details at linode.com/fullstackjourney.

    Show Notes:

    The Binding Status (TBS)

    eksctl

    Project Velero

    TBS show on Velero

    Open Policy Agent (OPA)

    TBS show on OPA

    CDK8s

    TBS show on CDK8s

    Videos from Crossplane Day

    Crossplane Slack community

    Full Stack Journey 046: Understanding AWS Controllers For Kubernetes (ACK) – Packet Pushers

    • 44 min
    Understanding AWS Controllers For Kubernetes (ACK)

    Understanding AWS Controllers For Kubernetes (ACK)

    Today’s Full Stack Journey podcast focuses on a recent AWS announcement on the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK). Currently available as a developer preview, ACK is a project to let customers manage their AWS services directly from Kubernetes.

    Joining Scott on the podcast to talk about ACK is Justin Garrison (@rothgar on Twitter), co-author of Cloud Native Infrastructure, long-time member of the Kubernetes community, and currently working as a container advocate at AWS.

    Over the course of the discussion about ACK, Scott and Justin cover:



    * Details about the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes

    * The reasons for creating ACK

    * Intended use cases

    * Whether the project is ready for consumption by the general public

    * Technologies that ACK leverages

    * Some things to learn in preparation for evaluating—or potentially deploying—this project



    Tech Bytes: Dell Azure Stack HCI

    Stay tuned after the episode for a Tech Bytes conversation, sponsored by Dell Technologies, that explores a collaboration among Dell, Microsoft, and Intel on the Azure Stack HCI solution. We explore how these companies have worked together to optimize performance and scale of the Azure Stack platform.

    Show Notes:

    AWS-Controllers-K8s – GitHub

    Introducing the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) – AWS

    Unboxing ACK (Video) – Containers from the couch.com

    Cloud Native Infrastructure – O’Reilly book

    Justingarrison.com – Justin’s personal blog

    @rothgar – Justin on Twitter

    • 1 hr
    Learning To Program In Go

    Learning To Program In Go

    Ready, set, Go! In today’s episode, Scott and three guests—Lee Briggs of Pulumi (also see his personal blog), Jeremy Rickard of VMware, and Adam Simpson of Sparkbox—discuss learning the Go programming language. Go is very popular for today’s cloud-native projects, and so learning Go could be a valuable addition if you spend lots of time in the cloud-native space.

    Scott and his guests discuss:



    * Why learn Go?

    * How the guests got started learning Go

    * Resources they found helpful

    * Advice for Go newbies

    * What they wish they’d known when they first started with Go

    * What’s next in their Go learning journey



    Resources mentioned by Lee, Jeremy, and Adam are included below. Enjoy!

    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Show Notes:

    Link to join the Gopher Slack community

    Go In Practice (book by Matt Butcher and Matt Farina)

    Go In Action (book by Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin)

    The “just for func” YouTube channel

    The Go Time podcast

    Go in 5 Minutes screencasts

    Dave Cheney’s blog

    Tour of Go

    Go by Example

    Effective Go

    Pluralsight Course

    Advent of Code

    • 44 min
    Skills Development From Engineering To Leadership

    Skills Development From Engineering To Leadership

    Patrick Kelso returns to the Full Stack Journey podcast to revisit topics including skills development, being an individual contributor versus a manager/leader, and how life has changed him and his perspectives over the last three years. Patrick (@patrickkelso on Twitter) first joined me on episode 5.

    We discuss:



    * The serendipity that sometimes comes from working in an office

    * Adjusting to remote teams and remote collaboration

    * Balancing the “need for the immediate” versus “where you want to be,” not only for yourself but also for the team members you lead

    * Moving outside your comfort zone–what’s the best path?

    * The value of “strong opinions, weakly held”

    * Learning Japanese

    * “Always be coding” and whether that’s still applicable in today’s world



    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Show Notes:

    Full Stack Journey 005: Patrick Kelso – Packet Pushers (Patrick’s first appearance on the Full Stack Journey)

    • 48 min

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Great show - might just help save my career.

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Great Learning

I'm am learning a lot as I contemplate my journey of leaving my comfort zone and pursue a Full Stack Engineering Journey.

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