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You Probably Don't Need Kubernetes

Ian Wootten
Ian Wootten
Over this past fortnight I attended Kubecon + CloudNativeCon Europe. I’ve used Kubernetes on a few large projects, but don’t turn to it day to day for my own projects due to the complexity it adds. The conference was something else, I found myself taken aback by the sheer number of products and sponsors within the ecosystem, surprised that they all exist.
After attending a few intermediate and beginner talks I left even more fervent in my belief that small businesses should choose the simplest infrastructure solution they can. It’s unlikely I’ll have problems on my own solo projects that require k8s anytime soon for example. My previous video “Should you outsource your DevOps?” covers some of my thoughts in more depth.
In other news, lockdown is still easing in Wales - meaning we can all rush to the pub or cinema to enjoy indoor service from tomorrow - though it’s unlikely I’ll be going near many of them soon. It’s now so alien to think of visiting indoor places. It will be nice to be able to enjoy a holiday away from home though.
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Until next time, keep on shipping!

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The CSS Framework Tailwind has taken some flak recently. In this video from 2018, Adam Wathan (creator of Tailwind) talks about how he’s been able to achieve several very successful ebook launches over his career.
Nailing Your First Launch – Adam Wathan – MicroConf Starter 2018
Nailing Your First Launch – Adam Wathan – MicroConf Starter 2018
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sql.js: Run SQLite on the web.
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