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Giant Swarm is “Remote First” and I put it to the test

On in Inside

When Giant Swarm hired me about a year ago I was totally overjoyed at the opportunity to work remotely. It presented me with a world of opportunity that until now I haven’t really taken full advantage of. At first I dipped my toe into the pool by working from random coffee places, and having an irregular working pattern. I’d split my day up into 3 bouts of work, […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts V - Daemon Sets and Jobs

On in Tech

This post is the fifth in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In the second post we talked about Deployments. The third post explained the Services concept and in the forth we looked at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In this final post we will be talking about Daemon Sets and Jobs. In previous posts […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts IV - Secrets and ConfigMaps

On in Tech

This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In the second post we talked about Deployments. The third post explained the Services concept and now we will look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. The third factor of […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts III - Services Give You Abstraction

On in Tech

This post is the third in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In the second post we talked about Deployments. This post will elaborate the Services concept. In the forth we look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. By now you should […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts II - Using Deployments To Manage Your Services Declaratively

On in Tech

This post is the second in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In this post we will talk about Deployments. The third post explains the Services concept and in the forth we look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. As you might […] Read More


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