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Platform Engineering and Developer Experience: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Around a year ago, the term “developer experience” was all the rage. It was on everyone’s lips, with discussions about its immense importance. However, the current focus seems to have shifted towards “Platform Engineering” - a term that, in my personal opinion, has become quite convoluted. Nevertheless, I feel both concepts essentially revolve around the same idea. Platform Engineering is merely a means to achieve a better developer experience. But what exactly does that mean?...

September 23, 2023 Â· 6 min Â· Arsh Sharma

If You're Using Helm, Why Not Give It a Pretty UI As Well?

Helm Dashboard is an open-source project by Komodor that offers a visual and user-friendly way to manage and visualize all the Helm charts installed in your clusters. Instead of using the terminal, you can leverage the Helm Dashboard’s intuitive UI to perform a variety of tasks that make working with Helm a breeze. Here are some of its key features: Visually pleasing chart list: The dashboard presents all the installed charts in an aesthetically pleasing manner....

September 17, 2023 Â· 5 min Â· Arsh Sharma

Deploying Your First Microservice to Kubernetes

I have written extensively about different Kubernetes concepts in my previous blogs, but I haven’t covered a proper, step-by-step hands-on guide for getting started with Kubernetes. In this article, my plan is to do exactly that. After all, there’s only so much you can learn by reading without trying things out yourself. We will take a simple microservice-based application, containerize it, and deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster. I will be using Google Cloud for this, but you can use any cloud provider to follow along....

May 7, 2023 Â· 8 min Â· Arsh Sharma

Exploring minikube: A Guide to Local Kubernetes Clusters

Rushing to a cloud provider and spinning up a remote cluster every time you want to try something out with Kubernetes isn’t always convenient - nor is it economical. minikube provides a way to run Kubernetes clusters locally so that you learn and play around with K8s. It is an excellent way to test things out before working with an actual cluster in the cloud. In this article, we’re going to launch a minikube cluster and see all the interesting features minikube has to offer....

April 7, 2023 Â· 5 min Â· Arsh Sharma

Getting Started With AWS EC2

In the previous post, we talked briefly about EC2. In this post, we’ll explore it in a bit more detail. We’ll launch an instance and use it to run an nginx web server which will be accessible from anywhere using a URL. So without further ado, let’s get started :) Search for “EC2” in the AWS search bar. From there click the “Launch Instance” button. Now you would see a screen to choose an AMI....

October 14, 2021 Â· 5 min Â· Arsh Sharma