The Headlines

Editor’s picks of the highlights from the past week.

How I passed the CKA (Certified Kubernetes Administrator) Exam
Nilesh Jayanandana, Platformer

As many of you may have heard, (If you haven’t heard just google the question is CKA hard?) CKA is a tough exam. Mainly because it focuses on your ability to perform on a practical level rather than just asking a bunch of MCQ questions that would test your knowledge. Check out these tips and tricks for getting prepared and during the time of the exam.

Kubernetes Helm features I would wish to know from day one
Jakub Stransky, CEAi

Kubernetes Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes deployments. It is one of the possible tools for deployment management on Kubernetes platform. When combining different tools, following Helm advanced features greatly simplifies and provides some structure to the resulting Helm template. Check out this list for some of the most useful features.

Custom User Authentication in Istio
Omar Al-Hayderi, PlanGrid

PlanGrid is using Istio to get more observability and control of requests within their service-oriented architecture. Istio can be used “à la carte” and they started with routing all requests to PlanGrid services through a single Istio ingress Gateway. Check out this article to learn more about how PlanGrid is using Istio in production.


Upcoming webinars on cloud native technologies.
To Russia With Love – Kubernetes in Exotic Locations

Michael Wojcikiewicz, CloudOps
February 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT


The Technical

Tutorials, tools, and more that take you on a deep dive into the code.

Server Name Indication (SNI) and Ingress TLS in Kubernetes with Ambassador
Daniel Bryant,

Keeping Secrets in an ASP.NET Kubernetes Application
Jeffrey Rennie, Google

Securing Kubernetes Clusters with Istio and Auth0
Rinor Maloku, Auth0

Can Kubernetes Keep a Secret? It All Depends What Tool You’re Using
Omer Levi Hevroni, Soluto

PHP on Kubernetes: application logging via unix pipe
Marco Pracucci, Voxnest

Using Alterant to add Istio to your Kubernetes cluster
Khas Sajadi, Cloud 66

Poseidon-Firmament Scheduler – Flow Network Graph Based Scheduler
Deepak Vij & Shivram Shrivastava, Huawei

A Kubernetes Developer Workflow for MacOS
Megan O’Keefe, Google Cloud

Ambassador: Building a Control Plane for an Envoy-Powered API Gateway on Kubernetes
Daniel Bryant,

Hands on Knative — Part 1
Mete Atamel, Google

The Editorial

Articles, announcements, and more that give you a high-level overview of challenges and features.

Docker and Kubernetes in high security environments
Christian Abdelmassih, Swedish Police Authority

Understanding Kubernetes Cluster Autoscaling
Ajay Tripathy, kubecost

Bose and Kubernetes
Jake Edge,

Feedback and Control – an Essential GitOps Component
Anita Buehrle, Weaveworks

Welcoming Heptio Open Source Projects to VMware
Ross Kukulinski, VMware

O’Reilly Publishes “The State of Microservices Maturity” Report
Reda Hmeid, InfoQ

12 ways to get smarter about Kubernetes
Kevin Casey, The Enterprisers Project

How Uber Monitors 4,000 Microservices
Julie Dam, CNCF

Kubernetes Failure Stories, with Henning Jacobs
Craig Box & Adam Glick, Google

Kubernetes at Earnest
Harsha Yalamanchili, Earnest

KubeWeekly is curated by Bob Killen, Chris Short, Kaitlyn Bardnard and Michael Hausenblas