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The Byte

The Byte

By Brian Christner
Byte-sized podcasts about Containers, Cloud, and Tech
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Netlify - Build, Deploy, and Manage Modern Web Projects
Netlify is a serverless approach to developing and deploying websites. No longer do we worry about servers, databases, backends. Now we build the website and distribute around the world's Content Delivery Network for blazing performance and increased security. Website - JAMSTACK - 56K.Cloud Netlify Workflow -
April 5, 2019
Prometheus Monitoring System and Time Series Database
The most complete Open Source Monitoring solution including Monitoring, Alerting, Rule Engine, Exporters, and much more. Prometheus is  the defacto standard for Cloud Native monitoring and shapes the market with the Prometheus metrics format. Website - Integrations - Kickstart Project - John Harris -
April 4, 2019
GitLab - A Full DevOps Tool
An all-in-one DevOps tool covering Builds, Container Registry, CI/CD and much more. Also, we take a look at how transparent GitLab is as a company. GitLab - Website Open Source - Global Compensation - Dashboards -
April 3, 2019
Minio - The Open Source Object storage server compatible with AWS S3
Minio is a Cloud Native Object Storage server. Easily deploy this on premise or in the cloud and integrate your applications directly. Minio contains some of the higher end data management features such as WORM, encryption, and Federation to name a few. Website - GitHub -
April 2, 2019
Netdata - Real time monitoring and dashboard tool
In this episode we discuss NetData a small lightweight binary that runs on Linux or Mac and provides real-time monitoring, alerting, and dashboards out of the boxx Demos - GitHub -
April 1, 2019
OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes
The true Cloud Native Functions as a Service built by Alex Ellis. No more vendor lock-in with Serverless or super complex deployments. Run it on any infrastructure on Docker or Kubernetes OpenFaas - OpenFaaS GitHub -
March 28, 2019
How a single Raspberry Pi made my home network faster and more secure.
In this episode we discuss installing Pi Hole on a Raspberry Pi. The Pi Hole blocks advertisements and suspicious URL's network wide.
March 27, 2019
Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router, Reverse Proxy, and Load Balancer
This episode we quickly cover the amazingly cool Reverse Proxy Traefik Simply point Traefik at your container orchestrator and it does the rest for you like Revers Proxy, Load Balancing, HTTPS with Lets Encrypt, and much more.
March 27, 2019
The open source visualization tool Grafana. Easily connect all your data sources, build graphs, and visualize your metrics. GitHub Monitoring Project auto-provisioning Grafana
March 27, 2019
Grafana Loki - Like Prometheus but for Logs
Grafana is building a new logging solution to treat logs as a first class citizen. inspired by Prometheus and using labels instead of full indexing.
March 27, 2019
Kelsey Hightower - The thing you're trying to build should be more exciting than the tools used to build it.
Put the focus back into what we are building and less on the tools underneath. Kelsey Hightower Twitter - Tweet  -
March 27, 2019
Awesome Docker
Awesome Docker is a collection of resources, training materials, guides, a projects vetted by the Awesome Docker maintainers. This open source list is non-opinionated and lists all things surrounding the Docker ecosystem. The list is based on the Awesome Lists which range from Kubernetes, Cloud, IoT, to non-tech topics like entertainment and business.
March 27, 2019
Keeping Open Source Open
Amazon recently teamed up with other companies to ensure Elastic search / ELK stack remains Open source. Back in 2018 Elastic started creeping in non-open source code. The fear in the community is Elastic will overnight switch the product to Enterprise and stop supporting the Open Source version. Keeping OSS open -  Opendistro Elastic Search -
March 27, 2019
Simple Analytics the more transparent Google Analytics Replacement
Google Analytics is somewhat the defacto standard when installing analytics solutions. However, since it is a free solution we become the product and our website visitors information is then taken and processed. Simple Analytics doesn't store user data, is faster than Google Anayltics, and we provide a better more transparent service to website visitors.  Creator Adrian von Rossum - Our Website analytics: 56K.Cloud - -
March 27, 2019
The new Slimed Down version of Kubernetes - K3S
In this episode we discuss the new Kubernetes distribution K3S. This super lightweight distribution is great for Edge, IOT, ARM, and more. Join us as we take a look a the new distribution. 
March 27, 2019
VS Code Docker extension
A quick review of the Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension for Docker. How best to use the Docker extension and how it will save time and energy developing your next Docker project.
March 27, 2019