The Big DevOps Misunderstanding

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  • dhall-lang

    Maintainable configuration files

    You are on the right track. I have exactly the same story, data engineer, working on automation a lot.

    YAML, JSON and HCL should be purged from IaC asap. Luckily Dhall can be integrated everywhere we need YAML otherwise we would go nuts. The bigges failure of k8s is to understand that YAML does not scale to teams and beyond 100 lines, especially not good to nest it (hello ArgoCD).

    A type safe not accidentally turning complete configuration language or for that matter any langue (hello Pulumi) is much better than YAML ever will be.

    Anyways, if I can give you an advise, drop k8s like its hot. I is much more trouble than worth. We have phased it out everywhere we could. The companies still using it are in 1 year long implementation cycles with it with 10+ consultants. It is going very well. For consultants, obviously.

  • cue

    The home of the CUE language! Validate and define text-based and dynamic configuration

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Cloud Foundry

    Deprecated: Cloud Foundry Release

  • pack

    CLI for building apps using Cloud Native Buildpacks

    Heroku came up with the idea of buildpacks [01] the idea has later been picked up by Cloud Foundry [02]. Using buildpacks (as an alternative to dockerfiles/images) mitigates this problem. A lot of best practices are build into the buildpacks.

    Of course this does not work for everything. But for most cases this is just good enough.


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