In a previous post, I briefly covered how to use the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) with Java, to build Amazon EKS clusters and use Kubernetes (k8s) manifests to install resources. In this post I will look at how the AWS CDK handles helm charts.

Helm

According to the helm documentation


YAML — Build vs. Parse

…Jimmy Ray follows up from a previous post on using AWS CDK to deploy a sample Java application on Amazon EKS, with this post that dives deeper into Kubernetes YAML manifests. From what these are to how to use them with AWS CDK, this is…


Hello, Java, my old friend, I’ve come to code with you again…

This is Part 1 of a series. Subsequent parts can be found here:
Part 2 — AWS CDK for EKS — Kubernetes Manifest Handling
Part 3 — AWS CDK for EKS — Handling Helm Charts

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Are your applications container ready? (tl;dr)

Over the past several months, I have helped several teams move to containers, and I have gained some insight into what Container Application Readiness means. Container Application Readiness is made easier when applications are built with microservices architecture and Twelve-Factor App methodology, even if that means refactoring.

Container Native — Start with the end in mind

For applications, Container…


Addressing Common Concerns with Cloud Computing and DevOps

A move to the public cloud is done, in large part, to address the common concerns of “infrastructure provisioning” that are shared by all application teams. The cloud helps organizations greatly reduce the need for the “undifferentiated heavy lifting” — standing-up servers, networking, and security — needed just to deliver…

Jimmy Ray

Cloud and Containerization SME

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