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Basic Canary releasing on Kubernetes with Nginx Ingress

by Benny Cornelissen on Jan 12, 2023

Earlier this week, we had our first Skyworkz Office Day for 2023. I love the Office Days. Not just because of catching up with our team, but also because during those Office Days someone just might throw you a fun curveball. “How would you approach XYZ?” This time it was Jeroen who threw me a curveball. He was looking at Canary Releasing for Kubernetes workloads, as he wanted to test an overhauled version of a backend API without immediately replacing the existing one.

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Reliable codified development setups with GitPod

by Benny Cornelissen on Sep 19, 2022

Local development is hard. Yes, if you pour enough time into it, you can have local setups that work fine, some might even be elegant. But not everyone has that kind of time, and not every project warrants it. Too often I find that in order to contribute to an open source project, I first have to set up all kinds of stuff to even get started. And it’s one thing if it’s a project that I use a lot, and have intimate knowledge of, and is built on a tech stack I’m good at.

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Life of a Consultant: First week at a project

by Benny Cornelissen on Jan 3, 2022

As consultants we find ourselves getting started on new projects all the time. And it’s important to get the first week right. Not only do you want to make a good impression, starting off on bad information, bad assumptions, or with bad blood will make it very difficult to be successful on a project. In our first week, we’ll focus on trying to answer 3 questions: What is the landscape?

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What they did not tell you about using Amazon DocumentDB…

by Tom Kennes on Aug 30, 2021

When migrating to AWS, there are so many services you could use! Name any use-case, and probably AWS has got your back. With over 175 AWS services readily available for you to use, you might even have multiple options! Looking for human speech generation? Use Polly. Or are you into scaling your operation beyond the earth? Get busy with satellites using AWS Ground Station. Need to set up first-line support for your customers?

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