The Byte - A Byte-sized podcast about Containers, Cloud, and Tech

The Byte - A Byte-sized podcast about Containers, Cloud, and Tech
A Byte-sized podcast about Containers, Cloud, and Tech.

Interview Chuck Gehman author AWS CloudFormation in Action
May 28 • 42 min
A really interesting interview with our guest Chuck Gehman, author AWS CloudFormation in Action, serial blogger, and he’s the “Tech Guy” in Marketing working as a Cloud Consultant for Perforce which builds an amazing version control system which is the…
Grafana Version 7 Reviewed
May 26 • 10 min
Grafana has released 7.0 which has great new features which make building dashboards even easier. The new UI and panels make it easier to navigate and being able to quickly create different visualizations using the same query reduce dashboard development…
Brave - A Fast Security Focused Browser
May 22 • 9 min
Take back control of your web surfing with the new Brave Browser. The Brave Browser is extremely fast and secure by default with a built-in Ad/spyware blocker. Additionally, Brave has a Crypto reward system called BAT which you are rewarded for viewing Ad…
Turbo Charge your Command Line with Oh My Zsh!
May 14 • 5 min
Reduce context switching is the model to improve your efficiency. One of the best tools which I use daily is the Command Line (CLI). I am always looking at tools/processes to improve my workflow. The one tool which has helped considerably is Oh My Zsh! an…
The GitHub COVID-19 Report about Developer Productivity
May 12 • 9 min
GitHub released a Developer Productivity report called Octoverse which details how our work patterns have changed since the introduction of COVID and the lockdown. Some interesting statistics on the increase of work cadence, response time, and…
Home Assistant - Open Source Home Automation
May 7 • 13 min
Home Assistant is an Open Source home automation tool with privacy as the main goal. Home Assistant is a powerful home automation suite yet slim enough to run on a Raspberry Pi. With 1000+ integrations it’s easy to get started automating almost all the…
Kubestack - Fast path to GitOps for EKS, AKS and GKE
May 5 • 7 min
Episode 58 we discuss Kubestack. Kubestack brings GitOps to Infrastructure utilizing a Framework to help bootstrap your Infrastructure automation on AWS, Azure, or GCP using Terraform and Cloud best practices.
A Side Project Journey from Idea to Front Page of Product Hunt under a Week
Apr 30 • 8 min
We had a company meeting where we were discussing the challenge are customers are facing finding WFH hardware/software Next, we put together an MVP requirements list, decided on features, and how to build the website. In less than one week we went from…
Interview - Gianluca Abrezzano about SRE, Observability, and Kubernetes
Apr 28 • 47 min
Episode 56 has a special guest Gianluca Abrezzano. We discuss his role as SRE, what SRE looks like in an organization, Monitoring, Observability, and Kubernetes
AWS Bottlerocket - Linux-based operating system to run containers
Apr 23 • 5 min
AWS announced the new container operating system Bottlerocket. Focused on security, open-source, optimized for AWS integrations, and lower costs.
Tailscale - Private networks made easy
Apr 21 • 9 min
Tailscale is a startup focusing on removing the hassle from VPN’s. Tailscale uses Wireguard allowing you easily to connected 100’s of devices in a mesh VPN configuration with blazing fast speed and security built-in as default.
Amazon AWS Cloud Developer Kit (CDK) A developer focused way to deploy Infrastructure
Apr 16 • 6 min
What is CDK, and what’s so good about it? AWS Cloud Developer Kit or better known as CDK is approaching infrastructure with developers in mind (finally). Now, developers can deploy AWS infrastructure directly inside their favorite programming language.…
Docker Open Sources Docker Compose Spec
Apr 14 • 5 min
Docker Compose has now been open-sourced into the Compose Specification. This allows developers to further expand their workflows from development to the public cloud.
GitHub Actions - Automate your Workflows
Apr 9 • 6 min
GitHub Actions is a CI/CD tool built into GitHub. The idea is to move your workflow closer to your code. This episode we discuss the background of GitHub Actions, how to set up an action, the marketplace, and next steps.
Mirantis Aquires Docker and what this means
Apr 7 • 5 min
Mirantis aquired Docker and split Docker Enterprise to Mirantis. Now Docker is focusing on Developer Tools, and returning to its roots supporting Open Source, and integrating with CI/CD tools
Work From Home (WFH) Tooling Episode
Apr 2 • 10 min
Work From Home (WFH) has become the main topic in many circles. The 56K.Cloud team is a remote team since the beginning so here are some tools we use daily to collaborate and
Monitor Everything/* - Part 1
Sep 4, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode, we focus on some of the key messages when we are setting up monitoring. We should consider monitoring as the centerpiece of our DevOps pipeline and a single source of truth. When getting started with monitoring consider the following:…
Visual Studio Code Docker Extension Update
Aug 18, 2019 • 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.
Coding Coach - Connecting developers with mentors worldwide
Aug 14, 2019 • 5 min
Coding Coach is a platform that is built to connect mentors with new developers, system administrators, or people looking to get into IT. The platform is Open Source and Free with a goal of connecting people. Find a mentor with the technology you look to…
iTerm2 - The Supercharged Terminal Emulator for Mac
Aug 7, 2019 • 8 min
iTerm2 is like the default macOS Terminal application on steroids. iTerm2 is an Open Source tool that has a ton of customizations, features, and automation tricks to make our workflows even more efficient. WIth the possibility to add triggers on keywords…
DevDocs - An API Documentation Browser
Aug 1, 2019 • 5 min is a single interface to all the documentation you use on a daily basis. DevDocs combines some speedy keyboard shortcuts, and all the Docker, Terraform, or any other technology documentation all available in a single browser tab. DevDocs saves…
Lazydocker - The lazier way to manage everything docker
Jul 31, 2019 • 6 min
A simple terminal UI for both docker and docker-compose. With Lazydocker it is now possible to run and manage all things Docker from a single Terminal window without having to know or remember all the Docker commands and flags. This great Command Line UI… - IP Address Lookup Utility
Jul 16, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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. I have taken this program and used the IP Address script to display my Public IP address as well as network statistics in my menu bar. This…
Limit your Tech Tools
Jun 5, 2019 • 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. How do we…
GitHub Sponsors - A way for everyone to give back to Open Source
May 31, 2019 • 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 Sponsor program allows people or organizations to sponsor developers with monthly payments. A…
API Umbrella - The All-in-One API Management Platform
May 29, 2019 • 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. A simple…
KubeCon 2019 Recap
May 27, 2019 • 7 min
KubCon 2019 in 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 Managing Docker
May 8, 2019 • 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 infrastructure.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share - Collaborative Coding Extension
May 6, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 - A Content Management System built to focus on Writing
Apr 25, 2019 • 6 min
The Ghost Content Management System (CMS) was built by ex-Wordpress developers who re-created a CMS to focus on writing and less about managing a website. The result is a CMS which main focus is content creation.
A Breakdown of a Viral Content Blog Post
Apr 23, 2019 • 5 min
A recap of the mechanics of a recent viral blog post and the technology keeping my website alive during this time.
Keybase - Crypto for everyone’s Files and Chats
Apr 12, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 - The all-in-one Real-Time Container Monitoring tool
Apr 9, 2019 • 5 min
The Google cAdvisor is a lightweight container that provides resource and usage information for containers running on Docker hosts. cAdvisor provides a nice real-time Dashboard UI to visualize performance and also provides metrics to send to monitoring…
Less is More
Apr 8, 2019 • 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
Netlify - Build, Deploy, and Manage Modern Web Projects
Apr 5, 2019 • 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 - A Monitoring System and Time Series Database
Apr 4, 2019 • 5 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, 2019 • 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 - a Cloud Native Object Storage server
Apr 2, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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
Simple Analytics the more transparent Google Analytics Replacement
Mar 27, 2019 • 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,…
Keeping Open Source Open
Mar 27, 2019 • 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…
The new Slimed Down version of Kubernetes - K3S
Mar 27, 2019 • 5 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.
Pi Hole - How a single Raspberry Pi made my home network faster and more secure.
Mar 27, 2019 • 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.
Visual Studio Code Docker extension
Mar 27, 2019 • 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.
Awesome Docker
Mar 27, 2019 • 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…
Kelsey Hightower - The thing you’re trying to build should be more exciting than the tools used to build it
Mar 27, 2019 • 5 min
Put the focus back into what we are building and less on the tools underneath.
Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router, Reverse Proxy, and Load Balancer
Mar 27, 2019 • 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.
Mar 27, 2019 • 5 min
The open-source visualization tool Grafana. Easily connect all your data sources, build graphs, and visualize your metrics.
Grafana Loki - Like Prometheus but for Logs
Mar 27, 2019 • 5 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.