Kubernetes on Windows

April 6, 2020  -   9 mins read time -   1735 words -  garrardkitchen

blogging, kubernetes, setup, windows, containers, pods, services, azure, aws, gcp

This post is a reminder to me of what needs to be installed in order for a pod, created from a local image, that is to be served up via a kubernetes cluster, to be run from your local development environment. What is Kubernetes and why is it so important? “Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. ...

How do I mentor?

March 26, 2020  -   7 mins read time -   1473 words -  garrardkitchen

Hugo, blogging, mentoring, The Manager's Path, Heisenberg Effect

I have written this post to document my experiences of mentoring. I have mentored front-end engineers, back-end engineers and UX designers. I have had the pleasure of helping others as well as learning one of two things about myself along this journey too. If ever you get the opportunity to be a mentor, I recommend you jump at the opportunity. It is a self-rewarding experience. So, what is mentoring?… The definition of Mentoring is the act of advising or training (someone, especially a younger colleague). ...

Good Engineering - Principles

March 1, 2020  -   24 mins read time -   4944 words -  garrardkitchen

Hugo, blogging, good engineering, principles

I have written this post as a method to document what I see as the basics, foundations if you will, for good engineering. Undoubtedly if you are a seasoned engineer, you will recognised all of these principles, less so, if you’re just starting out. Most Engineers are fully versed in the foundations of writing quality, efficient, succinct and testable code. As a Principal Engineer, one of my responsibilities is to ensure that these (1) foundations are recognised by the engineers and (2) are adhered to by all engineers. ...