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Kubernetes The Hard Way in "Vagrant"?

The first step in your CKA preparation!

Suraj Deshmukh

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If you are studying for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam, you might have come across folks recommending Kelsey Hightower’s Kubernetes the Hard Way. It is an excellent first step for someone who has no idea about the components that form a Kubernetes cluster. As the name suggests, it is created so that you learn the Kubernetes building blocks the “hard way”.

How we manage Kubernetes Bangalore Meetup?

The method of stress-free event management!

Suraj Deshmukh

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Kubernetes Bangalore Meetup

I took the reins of the Kubernetes Bangalore Meetup back in 2017. I have been organising the meetup since then. Earlier with Suraj Narwade, Aditya Konarde and now with Prakash Mishra. Over time the meetup has grown a lot, now it boasts about 5000 members. Organising meetup earlier was a straightforward affair, especially with Narwade and Konarde being my colleagues and friends. We could chat about the upcoming meetup at any time we would like, and it was all spontaneous. Once they left in 2019,…

On Compounder Skills

The foundational skills which improves everything else.

Suraj Deshmukh

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Compounding Chart

There are specific skills which you should acquire early on in your life. These skills are the foundational skills. Everything you do after developing these skills becomes better, faster and easier. I call these skills Compounder Skills. Derived from the term “Compound Interest”. The idea is that once you are laced with a particular compounder skill, you can apply it in various fields of your life. An example of a compounder skill that most humans get exposed to is “school…

Book: How Innovation Works

And Why It Flourishes in Freedom by Matt Ridley

Suraj Deshmukh

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Book Review

I recently finished reading the book: “How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom” by Matt Ridley. The book was published less than a year ago in May 2020, and it is a short read of fewer than four hundred pages. I am not sure how to categorise this book, it probably falls into business, science and/or technological history.

Exec in container environment

The correct way to use exec and the signal passing.

Suraj Deshmukh

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If you use exec in your container script, then the container or Kubernetes pod might exit after the command that is exec-ed into has exited. But if that’s what you wanted, then it’s okay. This blog tries to explain how to pass the signals to the applications, how they work differently when invoked uniquely and what to do if the application does handle them.

Monitor releases of your favourite software

Be on top of the releases of the software you rely upon!

Suraj Deshmukh

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There are various ways to know about the release of your favourite new software, follow the mailing list, check the Github release page periodically, follow the project’s Twitter handle, etc. But do you know there is even more reliable way to track the releases of your favourite software released on Github.

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I am a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, working on various tooling around container technology like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.