So here we are, 13 weeks into 2020 and everything is not as it was 4 weeks ago. Our team is isolated in home offices, DevOps Engineers are trying to step in as substitute teachers and apparently mining for toilet paper is the new thing. And while all the front line defenders are stocking shelves, delivering parcels and are preparing the ICU beds for what’s to come, we thought about things we, as an IT company can do to help and show some solidarity.
At the beginning of last year, our Berliner Googlers matched us with Quandoo, one of their customers, and asked us to help them with migrating their workload to the Google Cloud. Quandoo is a Berlin based online restaurant reservation platform that connects restaurants and diners around the world via a table reservation system. In 6 years Quandoo seated more than 190 million diners in 18000 restaurants. This 10 month gig at Quandoo’s office in the nice neighborhood of Prenzlberg in Berlin offered us the opportunity to showcase our skills in Kubernetes, automation and continuous integration (CI).
Disclaim, disclaim Here at Endocode we love Microsoft Active Directory. Mostly because we don’t have to deal with it internally. But let’s be honest, we do understand that there are a couple of reasons to stick to this long-standing giant. Hence, this article is not another rant about Active Directory. It’s actually quite the opposite, because we are truly excited to tell the internet how it can be federated with Google easily.
Alan Kay: Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible Since Google opened the Kubernetes (k8s) project, it has never been so easy to run your own application in a cloud, public or private. And because it is easy and because it is very useful, we will show you how to do it. You have the choice of running it on nearly every public cloud, or with minimal changes, in your own private data center.
Credit: Jamie Scott, CC BY-SA 4.0, cropped We live in interesting times. Clusters and clouds are becoming ever more popular, software finds itself increasingly packaged up in containers, infrastructure is being retooled along all these lines, and DevOps is stepping up as the way to handle these new realities. Now, just as much as ever, it is essential to keep your IT skills up-to-date so you can ride the wave of change.
The next few weeks see a string of excellent, high-profile conferences concerning digital topics coming our way. Endocode is venturing out to a whole load of them. We’ll be giving talks, manning booths and meeting up with friends both new and old. If you want to catch an Endocoder, this post describes where and when you can find us. 30 April – 2 May GNOME Developer Hackfest All days Hackers enter our office to agree on an actionable plan for each area of their developer experience.