Accelerate Delivery Newsletter #18
#18 - APR. 3, 2019
Accelerate Delivery Newsletter

Greetings, ADers ๐Ÿ

Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.

Neil Gaiman

Finish one thing and move on to the next.

@wamberg - Accelerate Delivery engineer

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The Journey to 90% Serverless at Comic Relief

This is a great story from the engineering team at Comic Relief. They talk about their move to serverless functions to handle traffic for their Red Nose Day event. There's a lot to take away from the post, but here's one thing that resonated with me:

Continuously deploy, deploy on a Friday at 5 pm, donโ€™t let fear stop you, create the tooling and automation tests to allow you not to worry.

Kubernetes autoscaling with Istio metrics

This how-to presents steps to scale your pods automatically based on Istio metrics. The author chose to scale on requests per second per pod.

Minimal Monitoring for Production Services

This post introduces "what" and "how" to monitor production services. Spoilers:

Still worth a read for further clarity.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Tools


Want to run Helm without Tiller, but can't wait for Helm v3? Try this helm plugin!



Related to the previous tool, alpine-docker/helm is a great way to run helm commands via docker. If you need helm in your CI/CD this could be the Docker image for you.