Introducing Kubenuts

An echo chamber has formed around the promise of Kubernetes

Insiders of cloud-native circles are falling over themselves to get in on the action. I can’t fault their enthusiasm.

K8s’ potential dawned on me not so long ago. To me, it will be a great support for future-making ideas like edge computing and machine learning.

It’s early days for those spaces so let’s see what comes.

Outsiders are trying to come to terms with it

By outsiders, I mean anyone who isn’t in Silicon Valley’s blast radius of tech doctrine. To some of these outsiders, K8s seems only that – hype.

Others who are not as sceptical are trying their damndest to make Kubernetes work for them. But they feel like they’re jumping over ever-growing obstacles.

The sheer complexity of K8s taxes mental bandwidth. The job doesn’t end at the kubectl CLI. A myriad of tools will need to be in play to make the deployment truly valuable. And it’ll end up something like this…

Kubernetes and its entourage – a total dog show

Can Kubenuts come to the rescue?

I have had the privilege of wrangling many technologies for many years. Not only that, making them instrumental in my people’s professional growth. So I propose a simple but powerful approach to the problem of K8s complexity:

We INGEST ideas about Kubernetes and related tools

We PARSE those ideas into tactics that can boost your project

You PULL the tactics that suit your project’s goals

Kubernetes is a complex beast. Let’s work towards putting it to good use.

Updated on 19th Nov 2020 with photos and Twitter clips (yay!)