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HCL is the HashiCorp configuration language.
Another change is the syntax we use to express how to run our code. Our existing tool uses YAML like Docker Compose; this makes for simple config files, but it’s not as expressive as we would want (we can’t tell it to deploy canary for example). Nomad on the other hand uses HCL and passes config variables at deploy time.
Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.
To avoid such a mess, as engineering teams grow in size, it's necessary to standardize development and operations. One area of focus at Lob has to do with container orchestration and standardizing how we run services at Lob by migrating from Convox, Heroku, and on-off Infrastructure to Nomad. By prioritizing some technology over others we are able to improve the developer experience and avoid stretching ourselves—and those we support—too thin. Basically, Nomad will help us avoid reinventing the wheel with every new app at Lob.
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Let’s address the elephant in the room: Kubernetes aka K8s. We won’t get into reasons why it may not be a fit for you (Matthias Endle made a great case here) but for us, Nomad is the better choice. This article from HashiCorp provides insight as to why but to sum up, we’ve placed a lobster icon (for Lob) on the graphic below.
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