running an image on kubernetes with an interactive shell

If you have an existing kubernetes cluster that you are using you may need to get a shell running from inside that cluster to help you debug things. In my scenario access to an ethereum client was locked down to only allow access from the cluster IP address. [Read More]

The Value of Functions

With the emergence of FaaS entering the mainstream, we are starting to see some real world business value in using such an architecture. Many of the benefits of using FaaS are discussed elsewhere: [Read More]

The Novel Developer

The trend of re-inventing the wheel is on the rise. As new developers enter the industry, there appears to be a tendency to prefer the novel over the stable. I’ve seen developers favour one library over another simply by the number of commits or by how active it is. While I understand the desire to use libraries that are ‘actively’ maintained I do not understand the desire to use a library that is constantly changing. I would expect most developers would want their code to change more quickly than the libraries they are dependent upon. It struck me; they’re not in search of solutions or a way to add value, they’re in search of novelty. [Read More]