This is what the .NET community needed to fully embrace GCP
Yesterday at Google Next, they announced something I've been wanting for a long time. As a google partner, sometimes I get to hear about things when they're in alpha and this was one of them. Serverless containers is the ultimate awesome in my mind, especially for webapps and APIs, because everyone knows the biggest headache for containers is orchestration. Well this announcement kinda abrogates the need for orchestration at all. If these things auto-scale then I don't have to manage a K8s cluster at all. I mean, yeah for internal services there is some significant networking work to do, but DUDE. Auto-scaling CONTAINERS that are SERVERLESS. Can life better? I submit that it CANNOT!
DevOps is harder than it sounds
If you're like me, when you learned about containers, you got SUPER excited. There is something about wrapping up your code in a nice little package where it has everything it needs to run in a happy little space where it's nice and warm. BUT; how'm I supposed to get my happy warm little container out into the real world where it can actually do some good? This is harder question to answer.
A CloudFormation script to get a docker instance of pi-hole running in your AWS account
What is pi-hole?
Infrastructure as code is amazing. The fact that we can build entire environments using CODE is nothing short of miraculous. But tell me if this has ever happened to you: