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Getting Started with Kubernetes using Minikube

Kubernetes has become the next big thing lately. It didn’t happen overnight, even though it may seem like it. It all depends on which news trend site you follow. Kubernetes is the container orchestration system that came out of the Google environment. It’s a result of the learnings of development on Borg, and subsequently on Omega. History aside, Kubernetes is …

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Installing Hashicorp Vault on Ubuntu 16.04

Hashicorp is all kinds of awesome. That’s the real story here, but this is meant to highlight just one portion of the overall Hashicorp ecosystem. We are going to install Vault on Ubuntu in order to create a platform for storing secrets. This is part of the foundation of much of the 12-factor app concept, and the only way to …

A Quick Intro Screen on Linux

For fans of RDP on Windows, one of the great utilities that you have available on Linux is one called Screen. Using Screen lets you start up a terminal session within your Linux host that can be left persistently in the background for you to to re-enter at another time from another location. Screen Basics This is even available on …

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Migrating MySQL to AWS RDS Aurora

Let’s just say that you have a standalone MySQL instance that you want to put on something more resilient. You’ve got a few choices on how to do that, and Amazon Web Services RDS using Aurora DB is a great place to host it. Here are the steps that I’ve taken to migrate from a Digital Ocean one-click WordPress instance …