Algorithms 101 - Big Sums

I’ve been practicing up on some algorithms with Go per my Resolutions for 2018 item “Write More Code, Build Patterns, Algorithms”. Here’s a few of the ones I took a quick review of, from the algorithm perspective.

The first algorithm I took a dive into is a big sum problem. Part of the reason is I wanted a refresher on how Go deals with various integer data types. Easier to set it to memory if I play around with the data types versus just simply reading up on the specifics.


06. January 2018

Building a Data Thrashing CLI Tool in Go

I need a tool just to do some testing against an API end point. I figured I’d throw one together real quick in Go. With a few libraries it’s just a few steps to get the job done. The following is that project. Eventually I’ll create the services that will run in some containers I’ll throw into a Kubernetes cluster, but for now, it’s all CLI. Onward.

The first thing I’ll need is Cobra.

Cobra CLI


31. December 2017

KubeCon Keynote Day Two

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Kelsey Hightower, Chen Goldberg, and Anthony Yeh

Day two kicked off (read on for day one wrap up) with Kelsey Hightower, Chen Goldberg, and Anthony Yeh. The big push from Kelsey and team focused their keynote around the development story around Kubernetes. Specifically, that a developers and apps users, should never need to know they’re using Kubernetes. He, Chen, and Anthony all talked about the idea we developers - as I’ll offer is true - want to work within our workflow committing, tagging, and knowing our applications will appear in test, development, QA, UAT, and production as we work.

Clayton Coleman

Next Clayton Coleman from Red Hat came up to talk about “Boring is Good”. I found Clayton’s quote “Red Hat helsp build boring software” to be well stated and also an apt description of how Red Hat succeeds today. Red Hat currently, boringly, runs some of the largest Kubernetes clusters. They use Prometheus to gain observability into those clusters and work dilligently to improve Kubernetes.


07. December 2017

Good Morning KubeCon?

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I hope you’re having a good morning so far. KubeCon has kicked off in full force like the pro-conference that it is. With 4k+ people in attendance the crowds are distinctive, even among a city like Austin. The conference lit off the day with an absurdly early registration time of 7am, and a continental breakfast of some fruit and pastries.


06. December 2017

KubeCon - Arrival, Flight, and Scheduling

I’m on another plane departing Seattle via SEATAC (SEA). An Alaska Air Boeing 737-900 to be specific. The flight is currently en route to Austin, Texas and the vast majority of people aboard are going to KubeCon. The seats, as they always are, aren’t built for any mortal, normal, reasonably sized human being. So we’re all cuddled up annoyingly but making the best of it we can. Seriously though, I’d rather be on an overnight train. I’d rather spend another 24+ or more hours comfortably studying some Netflix infrastructer and chilling out instead of flying, but that isn’t really an option in this giant country, so onward I go as the dream of comfort in transportation eludes me.


05. December 2017

A Few Things I Learned Today in Visual Studio Code

I opened up Visual Studio Code today with an intent to use it for all my editing, documenting, and coding today. My priorities today, on a day I’ve taken off from work, is to work on my upcoming Terraform Course, a little Go coding, and also a few general tasks and notes. While I work on these priorities, you dear reader, get the benefit of my random notes. ;)


03. December 2017

Build a Kubernetes Cluster on Azure with Terraform


In the previous post I wrote about building a Kubernetes Cluster with Terraform, I covered the bases of building a cluster in Google Cloud Platform. Today I’m going to tackle the Azure Platform. There are a lot of similarities being the same task, but there are some differences which I’ll take a look at. The repository to this write up is located in another_new_world on Github.

First things first, locally you’ll want to have the respective CLI tools installed for Azure, Terraform, and Kubernetes.


15. November 2017

Chaos, Presentations, and Thrashing Code Metal Monday for November, 6th 2017


This week I’ve got two talks with Lena (@Lenadroid) lined up today and tomorrow with titled “Inception, Workflow, to $Deployed$“. Tonight’s .netda is at Microsoft in Building 34 and tomorrow will be in downtown Seattle at Parametric Portfolio Associates. Hope to see you there, and for monday…


06. November 2017

Thrashing Code Metal Monday for Week of October 30th 2017

I’ll start with some tunes today. It seems like a good day for a swashbuckling adventure, especially with Halloween tomorrow and all. With the tunes rocking, let’s talk upcoming meetups real quick, then the code challenge and two additional epic tunes to get some coding done to.

Also to mention, next week I’ll be presenting with @Lenadroid at the .NET Developer’s Association meetups in downtown Seattle @ Parametric Portfolio Associates and in Redmond at Microsoft Building 34. I hope you’ll join us there for the presentation and chats after.


30. October 2017