Hello people, hope you are doing good and are staying safe from the COVID19. It’s still out there and is really risky so always wear the mask and get vaccinated/boosted.
January has come to an end and It’s ok if you took a long break and have not started 2022 in full force. Sometimes it’s ok to take a break, relax and then come back strong. I see so many people on social media who produce great content every day, who help the community every day and I feel so good that I am in the human first circle of people.
Overall January has been good in terms of my work, learning and community contributions. To summarise I did
2 Events — A Keynote at DevSecOps conf and session at Chaos Carnival.
2 Twitter spaces — Kuberentes certs AMA with Brag and Walid and Startups/funding/VC’s — let’s try to understand the whole process. (the recording is only available till 30 days from the actual event)
2 Newsletters (this is the second one ;) )
CFP review for KubeCon EU
Exciting stuff at Civo
I have interacted with many people and also started the DevOps roadmap Discord channel so that I can be with you on this journey while you are learning and getting upskilled.
This month was also good in terms of the response I have received for ORG membership plan — I have onboarded Armosec, Suborbital, Robusta as the new org members and I have SlimAI and Teleport as Platinum members.
There are individual memberships as well if any individual wants to support my work and there are 8 individuals who are already supporting my work.
WTF are eBPF & Cilium? with Liz Rice and Christopher Luciano — It will blow your mind!
Sysbox — Next generation runc — this is a super interesting project with rootless containers and the ability to run most of the VM like workload.
Rancher Desktop 1.0 — Rancher desktop and nerdctl is the full docker replacement if you are looking for one.
News and Announcements
These are the announcement in the past 15 days:
Sysdig 2022 Cloud‑Native Security and Usage Report — Gives a nice infographic container usage and security. Interestingly 58% of containers are running as root!
Prometheus Rust client library — Open Metrics client library allowing users to natively instrument applications.
Slim.AI series A announcement — they are the creators of Dockerslim and taking things to next level.
1Password has raised $620 million (USD) in the largest funding round ever for a Canadian company. — I think this came out as an amazing announcement, we all love 1Password and they are doubling down on protecting the digital privacy.
Rancher Desktop 1.0.0 Has Arrived — Bundled with nerdctl(docker like UI/UX cli for contained) Rancher Desktop is quickly becoming a favourite desktop application for running Kubernetes.
Nice January reads(15th — 31st Jan)
Do check out the awesome reads from the community in my previous newsletter as well. Looks like the community has doubled down on creating awesome content!!
Cloud trends 2022 — These are my tailored predictions for 2022 and I think the cloud native community and some amazing startups are going to grow in this space.
How To Call Kubernetes API using Simple HTTP Client — Ivan writes his post with so many details and with great diagrammatic representation that makes it a treat to read.
WTF is Chainguard ? — Chainguard has been hiring amazing people from the cloud native community and building a dream team out there, this blog gives the answer to the most important question!
Tutorial: Getting started with generics in Go — neat introduction to Generics in Golang.
Introducing Ephemeral Containers — Ephemeral containers are a new type of container that is part of the Kubernetes core API and may be added to an existing Pod for administrative actions like debugging, it runs until it exits, and it won’t be restarted.
Hardening Kaniko build process with Linux capabilities — Kaniko is a tool to build images from Dockerfile or inside a Kubernetes cluster and this article takes a step further to harden the whole build process.
https://www.tldraw.com/ — Alternative to excalidraw
merbridge — Use eBPF to speed up your Service Mesh like crossing an Einstein-Rosen Bridge.
Systemd by example playground — dope and you should check this out.
Learn from Twitter
This issue is brought to you by Robusta, Suborbital, Armo, SlimAI and Teleport ->
**ARMO** assures DevOps, DevSecOps, and developers that every workload, cluster, container, and microservice is born and remains secure, from development to production and from configuration to run-time, every time. They are the creators of Kubescape.
Robusta — an open source platform for Kubernetes troubleshooting and automation. Robusta automates your incident response and troubleshooting — what Docker did to Day 1, Robusta does to Day 2.
Suborbital Making cloud native WebAssembly easy.
SlimAI — giving developers the power to build better cloud-native applications with less friction, complexity, and waste.
**Teleport** empowers engineers to quickly and securely access any computing resource anywhere on the planet. The Access Plane allows engineers and security professionals to unify secure access and provide visibility to infrastructure, applications, and data across all environments.
Latest from them
CVE-2022–0185 — What does the newest kernel exploit mean for Kubernetes users and how to detect it? — Armo
Where Shift Left Goes Wrong — As if cloud infrastructure were not complex enough, there’s a whole new complication to contend with: Shifting left. — SlimAI
How to Use SSH Agent Safely — Teleport
Special thanks to ARMO, Suborbital and Robusta for being an Org member and to SlimAI and Teleport for being a platinum member.
Some amazing partnerships coming up that will be announced on Twitter so keep an eye out if your org wants to grow the community and support my work then consider becoming a member as it comes with a lot of benefits(membership program)
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