Using private Python Azure Artifacts feeds in Alpine Docker builds

This one will be relatively short, figured I'd post this for anyone else who was struggling with use case. Your goal: your application needs to use a Python module that is available in a private Azure Artifact's feed and you want to pip install this module in a Alpine based docker build. Was recently working … Continue reading Using private Python Azure Artifacts feeds in Alpine Docker builds

AWS Glue: Continuation for job JobBookmark does not exist

This will be a quick post but could not find much on this error, so figured I'd post it for others. {"service":"AWSGlue","statusCode":400,"errorCode":"EntityNotFoundException","requestId":"xxxxx","errorMessage":"Continuation for job JobBookmark for accountId=xxxxx, jobName=myjob, runId=jr_xxxxx does not exist. not found","type":"AwsServiceError"} Was recently working on a PySpark job in AWS Glue and was attempting to use the Job Bookmarks feature which lets … Continue reading AWS Glue: Continuation for job JobBookmark does not exist

Immutable health check management

If you've ever had to monitor an application, endpoint or website, you've likely come across literally hundreds of monitoring services that can execute simple HTTP based checks from N global endpoints then notify an operator when certain thresholds are met. One of the more widely know services that can do this is Pingdom. On a … Continue reading Immutable health check management

State management in Tekton pipelines with Slack interactive messages

Earlier this year I re-entered the rabbit hole which is the dizzying world of CI/CD platforms and solutions. Today's marketplace presents so many choices that I can only imagine how daunting it is for a newcomer to the space to decide on what solution to go with. Thankfully the the industry is starting to invest … Continue reading State management in Tekton pipelines with Slack interactive messages

Local developer CI/CD with Tilt

This post is a continuation into the world of locally executing CI/CD for developers, with my prior post being about Skaffold.  In this post I'll look at another one of these tools called Tilt. Background The world of software development and how apps are run in production environments has come a long way over the … Continue reading Local developer CI/CD with Tilt

Continuous delivery with Flux

The acronym "CI/CD" and its respective phrases (continuous integration & continuous [delivery|deployment]) are sometimes munged together yet there are clear definitions and lines of delineation for each, despite many CI/CD offerings out there that enable you to use a single framework to implement both sides of the CI/CD equation using the same tooling. The intent … Continue reading Continuous delivery with Flux

Retrying failed operations

This is a long overdue followup to my prior article titled "Reactive re-engineering with Akka" in which I described an approach to processing large amounts of data more efficiently by using reactive actors and how they were used to massively scale up an existing data synchronization platform that was starting to bottleneck. In this article … Continue reading Retrying failed operations

Local CI/CD with Skaffold

The world of software development and how apps are run in production environments has come a long way over the years. Starting with bare metal physical servers, we evolved to virtual machines, onward to LXC, Docker daemons, and now our current state of container orchestration via things like Kubernetes. The other side of the world... … Continue reading Local CI/CD with Skaffold

Migrate from Helm 2 Tillerless to Helm 3

If you're like many others out there, you've been holding off of migrating to Helm 3 until at least version 3.1 is out. Well as of early February it finally was released. Since then I've recently gone through some analysis of migrating Helm 2 releases (with the Tillerless plugin) to Helm 3.x and figured I'd … Continue reading Migrate from Helm 2 Tillerless to Helm 3

Why doesn’t Azure DevOps git repos get any love?

One team I've been working with utilizes Azure DevOps Git Repos, not necessarily by an act of free will, but more one due to their governance policies and budget reasons that are above their heads. Azure Git repos are fine, its Git, it works and gets the job done etc, but when it comes to … Continue reading Why doesn’t Azure DevOps git repos get any love?