The Byte

The Byte
Byte-sized podcasts about Containers, Cloud, and Tech.

Coding Coach - Connecting developers with mentors worldwide
Aug 13 • 5 min
Coding Coach is an Open Source platform that connects new developers with Mentors free of charge.
iTerm2 - The Supercharged Terminal Emulator for Mac
Aug 7 • 8 min
The default MacOS Terminal program is plain and simple. iTerm2 is an Open Source equivalent which provides a ton of functionality and customizations allowing to automate workflows and provide much more features to our workflows.
DevDocs - An API Documentation Browser
Jul 31 • 5 min is a single interface to all the documentation you use on a daily basis.
Lazydocker - The lazier way to manage everything docker
Jul 30 • 6 min
LazyDocker - The lazier way to manage everything docker
Visual Studio Code Docker Extension Update
Jul 18 • 4 min
The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Docker extension was updated recently adding a bunch of new features from view and interacting with networks and volumes to more possibilities to interact with images and containers.
Jul 16 • 3 min is an amazing utility which will save you time by looking up all the details about your public IP address including Public IP address, County, City, ASN, and is available via curl, httpie, GNU Wget and fetch.
DNS over HTTPS (DoH)
Jul 11 • 6 min
When we search websites on the internet our DNS communication is insecure meaning our employer, ISP, and Country we live in can monitor which websites we visit. WIth DNS over HTTPS (DoH) we can now secure the transport of our DNS queries directly to our…
The Byte Recap the last few weeks
Jul 9 • 6 min
I’m back to a regular schedule once again and that calls for a recap of the last few weeks. We hosted our first Säntis Systems Summit up at the top of the Swiss Alps and the Traefik Meetup. A lot more in the pipeline.
BitBar - Put the output of any script or program into the Mac OSX Menu Bar
Jun 11 • 3 min
BitBar is a tiny program that allows you to display the output from any script or program in the Mac OSX Menu bar.
Limit your Tech Tools
Jun 5 • 8 min
Adding more tools is easy and ineffective. We are getting tool crazy. In this episode we tackle how we can consolidate tools by looking internally, integrating with existing tools, and trying to solve multiple use cases with a single tool.
GitHub Sponsors - A way for everyone to give back to Open Source
May 31 • 6 min
Github recently announced a new program GitHub Sponsors to help give back to the developer community who design, build, and maintain Open Source projects. The Sponsors program allows people or organizations to sponsor developers with monthly payments. A…
API Umbrella - The All-in-One API Management Platform
May 29 • 5 min
The API Umbrella is an amazing API Management platform with features like Analytics, Rate Limiting, Caching, API Key generation, and Multi-Tenancy. All this is baked in by default and is being used by as well as other big API’s.
KubeCon 2019 Recap
May 27 • 7 min
KubCon 2019 in the review. The biggest announcements and what’s coming down the pipeline in the form of releases from Helm, Visual Studio Code, and the Service Mesh Interface.
Interview Phil Estes - IBM Distinguished Engineer, CNCF Ambassador, and ContainerD Maintainer
May 20 • 21 min
I apologize in advance for the loud background noise but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to interview Phil Estes our first interview on The Byte where we talk about his first computer, containerD, and since Phil is frequenting a lot of conferences and…
Komiser a Cloud Environment Inspector
May 17 • 4 min
Komiser is a polished dashboard that will analyze and monitor cloud cost, usage, security, and governance with a single pane of glass. Komiser is well put together with a slick user interface enabling greater visibility into your Cloud Environments.
WSL2 - Windows Subsystem for Linux
May 15 • 5 min
The Microsoft Build Conference announced a major update to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). No more emulating Linux but now we can start running Linux natively on Windows. Stay tuned as the update is expected in June.
Clair - Vulnerability Static Analysis for Containers
May 13 • 4 min
Clair is an open source vulnerability scanning tool for container images. It integrates into your container registry and CI/CD pipeline to scan and report on vulnerabilities found in images.
Kubernetes Failure Stories
May 10 • 5 min
A compiled list of Kubernetes Failure stories. Not how Kubernetes fails but war stories about how companies experienced Kubernetes failures and the post mortem of such events. A great resource and a bit of transparency into what happens in the real world.
Portainer - A User Interface for Docker deployments
May 8 • 5 min
Portainer is a user interface for managing Docker standalone, docker compose, or Docker Swarm deployments. This simple and intuitive Dashboard allows for managing all aspects of Docker and the supporting infrastrucutre.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share - Collaborative Coding Extension
May 6 • 7 min
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share extension allows for sharing our VS Code editor easily with others. This collaborative experience is great for code reviews, troubleshooting, and learning environments. Live Share makes it easy to work together on…
Open Policy Agent - Policy-based control for cloud-native environments
May 3 • 6 min
The Open Policy Agent enables fine-grained control across your cloud-native environment. Before we coupled policies with our applications. Open Policy Agent allows us to separate the policy decisions which allows us to apply and change new policies…
DockerCon Day 2 Recap
May 2 • 5 min
DockerCon Day 2 Recap covered the Docker & ARM partnership, some demos around how we can now build ARM containers on either X86 or ARM machines. New Docker CLI plugins for provisioning remote infrastructure, building parallel builds, and a lot more
DockerCon Day 1 Recap
May 1 • 7 min
DockerCon Day 1 recap about the keynote announcements around Docker Enterprise 3.0, Desktop Enterprise, Docker App, Docker Enterprise as a Service, Customer use cases like Carnival cruise lines and Lindsay corporation and some interesting new companies.…
Ghost Content Management System
Apr 25 • 6 min
The Ghost Content Management System (CMS) is fast, clean, and designed for writing. Ghost is a 100% blogging platform which focuses on an amazing writing experience. I have converted from WordPress 5 years ago across several of my projects and couldn’t…
Breaking down how my website went viral
Apr 23 • 5 min
Taking some time away to recharge the batteries when my personal blog went a bit viral. In this episode, we discuss how the different social media platforms sent traffic and how my website withstood the onslaught of visitors.
Keybase - Crypto for everyone’s Files and Chats
Apr 12 • 5 min
Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys that are publicly auditable. Keybase allows users to encrypt and decrypts chat and files between users and teams using mobile, web, and CLI clients.
Containers vs VM’s
Apr 11 • 5 min
Containers versus VM’s. Do they complement or compete against each other? They actually work quite well but each has its own separate use cases.
Cloudflare & DNS Service
Apr 10 • 5 min
Cloudflare is a global CDN service offering content distribution for your websites, speed, and HTTPS. Additionally, Cloudflare launched secure DNS service for mobile phones which allows for secure DNS queries while on mobile networks
Google cAdvisor
Apr 9 • 5 min
Google cAdvisor allows to easily analyze resource usage and performance characteristics of running containers. This stand-alone container provides real-time dashboards for all the running containers and exports metrics as default.
Less is More
Apr 8 • 5 min
By reducing the complexity of our architectures and the number of tools we use frees our minds to focus on what drives our applications and businesses Less is More - Marie Kondo-…
Netlify - Build, Deploy, and Manage Modern Web Projects
Apr 5 • 6 min
Netlify is a serverless approach to developing and deploying websites. No longer do we worry about servers, databases, backends. Now we build the website and distribute around the world’s Content Delivery Network for blazing performance and increased…
Prometheus Monitoring System and Time Series Database
Apr 4 • 6 min
The most complete Open Source Monitoring solution including Monitoring, Alerting, Rule Engine, Exporters, and much more. Prometheus is the defacto standard for Cloud-Native monitoring and shapes the market with the Prometheus metrics format.
GitLab - A Full DevOps Tool
Apr 3 • 5 min
An all-in-one DevOps tool covering Builds, Container Registry, CI/CD and much more. Also, we take a look at how transparent GitLab is as a company.
Minio - The Open Source Object storage server compatible with AWS S3
Apr 2 • 7 min
Minio is a Cloud Native Object Storage server. Easily deploy this on-premise or in the cloud and integrate your applications directly. Minio contains some of the higher end data management features such as WORM, encryption, and Federation to name a few.
Netdata - Real time monitoring and dashboard tool
Apr 1 • 8 min
In this episode, we discuss NetData a small lightweight binary that runs on Linux or Mac and provides real-time monitoring, alerting, and dashboards out of the box.
OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes
Mar 28 • 5 min
The true Cloud Native Functions as a Service built by Alex Ellis. No more vendor lock-in with Serverless or super complex deployments. Run it on any infrastructure on Docker or Kubernetes.
How a single Raspberry Pi made my home network faster and more secure.
Mar 27 • 5 min
In this episode, we discuss installing Pi Hole on a Raspberry Pi. The Pi Hole blocks advertisements and suspicious URL’s network-wide.
Kelsey Hightower - The thing you’re trying to build should be more exciting than the tools used to build it.
Mar 27 • 5 min
So much focus is put on the tools rather than the end product. This episode was inspired by a tweet from Kelsey Hightower and why we should focus on what we are building
Mar 27 • 5 min
The open-source visualization tool Grafana. Easily connect all your data sources, build graphs, and visualize your metrics.
Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router, Reverse Proxy, and Load Balancer
Mar 27 • 5 min
This episode we quickly cover the amazingly cool Reverse Proxy Traefik Simply point Traefik at your container orchestrator and it does the rest for you like Revers Proxy, Load Balancing, HTTPS with Lets Encrypt, and much more.
Grafana Loki - Like Prometheus but for Logs
Mar 27 • 6 min
Grafana is building a new logging solution to treat logs as a first class citizen. inspired by Prometheus and using labels instead of full indexing.
Awesome Docker
Mar 27 • 5 min
Awesome Docker is a collection of resources, training materials, guides, projects vetted by the Awesome Docker maintainers. This open source list is non-opinionated and lists all things surrounding the Docker ecosystem. The list is based on the Awesome…
VS Code Docker extension
Mar 27 • 6 min
A quick review of the Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension for Docker. How best to use the Docker extension and how it will save time and energy developing your next Docker project.
Simple Analytics the more transparent Google Analytics Replacement
Mar 27 • 5 min
Google Analytics is somewhat the defacto standard when installing analytics solutions. However, since it is a free solution we become the product and our website visitors information is then taken and processed. Simple Analytics doesn’t store user data,…
The new Slimed Down version of Kubernetes - K3S
Mar 27 • 6 min
In this episode, we discuss the new Kubernetes distribution K3S. This super lightweight distribution is great for Edge, IOT, ARM, and more. Join us as we take a look a the new distribution.
Keeping Open Source Open
Mar 27 • 5 min
Amazon recently teamed up with other companies to ensure Elastic search / ELK stack remains Open source. Back in 2018 Elastic started creeping in non-open source code. The fear in the community is Elastic will overnight switch the product to Enterprise…