By Hugo Guerrero on 2021-04-09
In the past, running a Kubernetes cluster on your laptop required several servers to get started or running heavyweight Virtual Machines in your local environment. Different projects began in recent years to make it easier to get started with Kubernetes in your computer and remove the dependency with VMs. This post will cover 3 of them to help you o get started with Kubernetes on your laptop just by using Docker.
By Hugo Guerrero on 2021-02-22
As I mentioned previously, I’m trying to ramp up my Kube development using Windows’ newest Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2). You can read my previous post on how I found it remarkable to use my gaming laptop for day-to-day development. However, using WSL2 with Docker and Minikube brought not few challenges to make it work smoothly. In this post, I will cover how to make the Nginx Ingress controller work with Minikube when creating a cluster that is running on Docker instead of the traditional virtual machine.
By Hugo Guerrero on 2021-02-15
The shift in modern systems architecture to cloud and microservices brought huge changes to the way people develop applications. A long time ago (~15 years) we focused on clients accessing directly the database or some middleware running on local servers. In that time, the development environment had to reflect the target environment where those applications were going to be running. As you can imagine, most of the clients were targeting hardware running Windows.