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Kubernetes: What it is and what it isn’t 

Im a developer and Ill admit it, Im learning Kubernetes. Ive been developing web applications now for more than 20 years; however, the past two years Ive moved to working with microservices applications. Originally the microservices were web sites on multiple virtual machines. Last year we started moving towards containers to achieve a higher density...

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Learning on Twitch 

Watch someone live code onlinewhy would I do that? Hopefully I can answer this question for you in todays post. This is the second post in my blog series that describes the value developers can get from social media, including what Ive learned about specific social media platforms. Today well focus on Twitch, specifically how...

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How to use Trill for impression feedback (part 1) 

On the Microsoft BingAds team, one of my primary responsibilities is the development and maintenance of the FastBI pipeline the system responsible for all revenue coming from the Bing search engine. We have been working on streaming technologies for the last five years, combining the scale and stability of our internal Cosmos compute platform Read...

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Announcing OpenTelemetry: the merger of OpenCensus and OpenTracing 

Im excited to announce that OpenTelemetry is now a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) sandbox project. You can read more about OpenTelemetry’s origins in A Brief History of OpenTelemetry (So Far) on the CNCF blog. OpenTelemetry is created as a merger of the OpenCensus and OpenTracing projects. This project aspires to make robust, portable telemetry...

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Hello Service Mesh Interface (SMI): A specification for service mesh interoperability 

Today we are excited to launch Service Mesh Interface (SMI) which defines a set of common, portable APIs that provide developers with interoperability across different service mesh technologies including Istio, Linkerd, and Consul Connect. SMI is an open project started in partnership with Microsoft, Linkerd, HashiCorp, Solo.io, Kinvolk, and Weaveworks; with support from Aspen Mesh,...

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Helm 3: simpler to use, more secure to operate 

Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes, and the eagerly anticipated Helm 3 alpha is now available for testing. Try it out, give feedback, and help the Helm community get it ready for you to depend upon. Why Helm? Many teams already rely on Helm 2 to deploy...

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Extending Kubernetes in the open 

Greetings and welcome to KubeCon EU in Barcelona! As always, it is wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate how Kubernetes has made cloud-native ubiquitous and changed the way that we build and manage our software. These conferences are fantastic because they represent an opportunity to meet with our users and learn about...

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Ansible 2.8: What’s new for Azure 

With the release of Ansible 2.8, Microsoft continues its commitment to ensure Azure provides a great experience for Ansible users. We have our biggest release to-date with new modules supporting a wide range of Azure services. Read below for more details about whats new for Azure with Ansible 2.8. Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine...

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