Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove

Staff Developer Advocate

Introducing KubeCrash: Cloud Native Crash Courses

Introducing KubeCrash: Cloud Native Crash Courses

Can’t make it to Valencia for KubeCon this year? Timezone doesn’t work for the virtual conference either? We can’t fix time, but if you’re feeling left out and still want some of that sweet cloud native content, you can still join us for KubeCrash, a new event hosting live crash courses and sessions on cloud native tech. Come hang out and learn directly from the maintainers of cloud native open source projects!

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Deploying Lambda Function URLs

Deploying Lambda Function URLs

Since its introduction in 2014, the AWS Lambda service has steadily grown from ‘functions as a service’ to a powerful serverless platform that enables cloud engineers to run code without provisioning or managing underlying infrastructure.

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Cloud Systems Part Three: Deploying to Amazon ECS

Cloud engineering is taking over software development. In a lot of ways, this is great; it allows us to build and deploy more complicated applications with less difficulty, and maintaining those applications becomes less troublesome too. We can release smaller updates more quickly than ever, ensuring that we can stay on top of feature requests and security issues. That said, the rise of cloud engineering has also introduced a lot of complexity in the form of dozens of services even within just one cloud provider. Figuring out where to start can be tough, so let’s take a practical tour! In this series, I’ll walk you through building a personal website and deploying it using modern cloud engineering practices.

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Cloud Systems Part Two: Containerizing a Website

Cloud Systems Part Two: Containerizing a Website

Cloud engineering is taking over software development. In a lot of ways, this is great; it allows us to build and deploy more complicated applications with less difficulty, and maintaining those applications becomes less troublesome too. We can release smaller updates more quickly than ever, ensuring that we can stay on top of feature requests and security issues. That said, the rise of cloud engineering has also introduced a lot of complexity in the form of dozens of services even within just one cloud provider. Figuring out where to start can be tough, so let’s take a practical tour! In this series, I’ll walk you through building a personal website and deploying it using modern cloud engineering practices.

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Cloud Systems Part One: Static Sites and AWS S3

Cloud Systems Part One: Static Sites and AWS S3

Cloud engineering is taking over software development. In a lot of ways, this is great; it allows us to build and deploy more complicated applications with less difficulty, and maintaining those applications becomes less troublesome too. We can release smaller updates more quickly than ever, ensuring that we can stay on top of feature requests and security issues. That said, the rise of cloud engineering has also introduced a lot of complexity in the form of dozens of services even within just one cloud provider. Figuring out where to start can be tough, so let’s take a practical tour! In this series, I’ll walk you through building a personal website and deploying it using modern cloud engineering practices.

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Kubecon NA 2021 Roundup

Kubecon NA 2021 Roundup

KubeCon North America 2021 is over, but the recordings are now online! Every talk you wanted to attend and couldn’t is available on YouTube, so here’s some highlights—cloud native trends, updates from projects and SIGs, and a few of my favorite talks!

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Cloud Engineering Summit Build Track

Cloud Engineering Summit Build Track

The Cloud Engineering Summit 2021 is coming up fast, and the speakers are out! To get you ready to attend, let’s take a look at the sessions for the Build track.

The Cloud Engineering Summit’s three tracks are built around three concepts: Build, Manage, and Deploy. I’m Kat Cosgrove, and I was responsible for selecting your speakers for the Build track! For us, that means building cloud applications and infrastructure with Modern Infrastructure as Code using general purpose programming languages. We embrace the fact that modern cloud applications have blurred the lines between the application and the infrastructure, and that success requires at least some level of proficiency in both. Whether you’re full stack or lean more towards one area, all cloud engineers apply a software engineering mindset and practices to building and testing applications and the underlying cloud infrastructure. This includes using standard programming languages, applying software principles such as reusability and abstractions and testing, and leveraging the rich ecosystem of software development tools.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at each of the talks I’ve selected for you!

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Snowflake Provider Launch

Snowflake Provider Launch

Snowflake support is here! Pulumi’s new Snowflake Provider gives you the ability to easily set up cloud storage and manage your connections to Snowflake, right alongside the rest of your code.

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Kubernetes Fundamentals Part Two

Kubernetes Fundamentals Part Two

Kubernetes is everywhere now, but it’s primarily been the domain of people working on the ops side of infrastructure. What about devs, though? You benefit from knowing what Kubernetes is and how to use it, too—otherwise, we’re still putting teams in silos. In this blog, we’re going to build off part one by learning about managed Kubernetes services: what they are, when they’re useful, and how you can try deploying to one yourself, starting with Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

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Kubernetes Fundamentals Part One

Kubernetes Fundamentals Part One

Kubernetes is everywhere now, but it’s primarily been the domain of people working on the Ops side of infrastructure. What about devs, though? You benefit from knowing what Kubernetes is and how to use it, too – otherwise, we’re still putting teams in silos. In this tutorial, we’re going to define Kubernetes at a high level, talk about the anatomy of a cluster, and learn not just why you should care but how to try it for yourself. We’ll start with local deployments using YAML before getting a little help from infrastructure as code with Pulumi to stand up everything right inside our sample application in a programming language you’re already writing!

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