#random (2022-07)

Non-work banter and water cooler conversation

A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels.

Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/random/

2022-07-06

jsreed avatar
1

2022-07-08

jsreed avatar
5
3
Yonatan Koren (Codefresh) avatar
Yonatan Koren (Codefresh)

Re-write git history and force-push, no one will ever know

1

2022-07-11

2022-07-14

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

Hi everyone. Does anyone know of an online community similar to Indie Hackers but focused on devops? I sometimes come up with ideas for SaaS businesses related to devops and infrastructure, but I need people to spitball with.

Alex Mills avatar
Alex Mills

+1 as I would be interested in this

(if we can’t find one, lets start one!)

Ralf Pieper avatar
Ralf Pieper

I have one from long ago Slack: devopsSF(7), but not much going on yet. I always thought of CoffeeOps(1020) as a devops(52) place, has more of an audience.

Ralf Pieper avatar
Ralf Pieper

Slack: Chef Community 9,296 members, AWS Users 778 members

Ralf Pieper avatar
Ralf Pieper

Also there are a few on Discord.

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

To clarify when I say “similar to Indie Hackers”, I mean in the context of the bootrapping startup community. People who aspire to run a small self-funded SaaS business.

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

Of course there are some devOps/infra businesses in that community, but it would be good to have somewhere where devOps expertise is high

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

Forums like SweetOps are great, but seems to cater for people who are gainfully employed within a large organization.

Soren Jensen avatar
Soren Jensen

Only seeing this now, but I’m working for a small start up, 4th start up job in a row.. and there are definitely others here who also doesn’t work for a corporation.

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

How about a new channel “business-ideas” on SweetOps?

1
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

Happy to create the channel, but it always works best if there’s a group behind it that want to use it. We have a lot of dormant channels.

Ross Rochford avatar
Ross Rochford

I’m happy to take responsibility for it if you like. I guess we can see whether it gets any traction and reassess after a few weeks.

2022-07-15

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

Is anyone using Dagger.io regularly as part of their core CI process now in an enterprise company? It’s so intriguing to have a pure clean process that both CI and local match 100%, but confusing as heck when I’ve given it a shot. I’m really interested in Cue and it seems a very promising way to containerize mostly all of what you need to run.

That said, because I work in Go, mostly the tooling and Mage (make alternative in Go) work really well and I never really deal with dependency issues till i do other things like pre-commit with python and other tools.

Gut reaction initially is that it’s years before it will be ready for widespread usage and that it’s more a niche product with an unclear direction in scope. That’s my first impression because of the mixing between task running, isolated build, consideration of pre-commit checks and more.

Matt Gowie avatar
Matt Gowie

Following — I’m very interested to hear another review. Glad to see yours randomly Sheldon.

cool-doge1

2022-07-19

2022-07-21

Andy avatar

Hi all do any teams use their secret store (e.g. Vault/Secrets Manager) for storing non-secrets (e.g. the URL for an RDS instance) as well as secrets? Or is it better to enforce only secrets are stored there?

Andy avatar

Currently we store non-secrets in the kustomization.yaml of each micro-services git repository. However some teams are asking if they can exclusively use vault for all configuration. The rationale being that if they ever need to update a value they only have to change it once in vault.

I don’t think that’s the right approach:

• Makes it harder for teams to update configuration if compliance checks are put in place (e.g. only DevOps team are allowed to modify secrets)

• Makes it harder to see at a glance how an application is configured. Probably better to make the teams use something like Parameter Store for non-secret secrets.

Andy avatar

Actually another colleague suggested using a common git repo which defines the common config map values and importing that via kustomize.

bradym avatar

We use AWS SSM for both secrets and config values. It’s really nice having them in the same place.

1
Michael Galey avatar
Michael Galey

same, consul can do something similar and just pull in the vault items behind the scenes I think?

jrade avatar

At a previous place, we had non-secrets along side actual secrets in AWS SM. Pro was convenience, but con was what Andy points out along with excess AWS SM costs. You can perhaps use different keys from KMS for actual and non-secrets, but if starting over, we would have separated them and researched a best practice.

2022-07-22

2022-07-23

2022-07-24

Yonatan Koren (Codefresh) avatar
Yonatan Koren (Codefresh)
5
5

2022-07-26

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala
Amazon Prime Day 2022 – AWS for the Win! | Amazon Web Servicesattachment image

As part of my annual tradition to tell you about how AWS makes Prime Day possible, I am happy to be able to share some chart-topping metrics (check out my 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021 posts for a look back). My purchases this year included a first aid kit, some wood brown filament for […]

2022-07-29

Matt Gowie avatar
Matt Gowie

Pretty cool CLI building tool — https://github.com/charmbracelet/gum

charmbracelet/gum

A tool for glamorous shell scripts

cool-doge4
3
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse) avatar
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse)

cool, I love the drop downs.

so many cli building tools now

• atmos

• choria/app-builder

• ahoy-js

• gum

charmbracelet/gum

A tool for glamorous shell scripts

Matt Gowie avatar
Matt Gowie

Yeah — 100%. Everybody needs their own CLI tool nowadays. Would love to hear how ya’ll are using the new atmos CLI commands functionality!

RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse) avatar
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse)

We’re using it for one client I believe and @Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) could probably speak more to that.

Here is an example within the atmos.yaml on how to create a custom atmos <subcommand>

https://github.com/cloudposse/atmos/blob/f811a5d14225bbd668dd950da114258c258a608e/examples/complete/atmos.yaml#L66-L67

Matt Gowie avatar
Matt Gowie

Very cool.

    keyboard_arrow_up