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.

read.acloud.guru

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.

medium.com/google-cloud

Minimal Monitoring for Production Services

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

Still worth a read for further clarity.

medium.com/@_jesus_rafael

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Tools

helm-tiller

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

github

alpine-docker/helm

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.

github