Rainy Day Reads

Not to steal the Stark family slogan, but “winter is coming”. Or rather- winter is here. And with winter, comes weather that makes us all want to burrito ourselves in our blankets, grab a steaming cup of coffee, and just veg. We’re all for that. 

Whether the view outside your window is pearly white or washed-out greys- snuggle right in because we’ve put together some of our best winter weather reads for you. So tear yourself away from the feeling that you missed a log line or maybe you need to rewrite some code and make yourself a steaming mug of coffee (or hot cocoa, we’re not here to judge). Because really, there’s nothing better than hearing the rain ping on your window, reading about optimizing dev workflows, and knowing that you have nowhere to be than right where you are, right? 

Here are our top five rainy day reads, for your perusing pleasure:

  1. Jenkins and Kubernetes: the perfect pair

Why run Jenkins on Kubernetes, you ask? Easy answer: because it helps you gain a smooth deployment experience. Here are some insights on how to do so yourself and what we learned while doing so.

  1. Developer tooling for Kubernetes in 2021

As all developers know, working with Kubernetes can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together insights and reviews into the best tools out there – and the most up-to-date ones! – to use when doing so. FYI- it’s a series, so don’t miss out on all four parts!

  1. Remote debugging

The rise of new software techniques, such as microservices and cloud-native, has not only changed the way we write code, but also the way we debug it. Classic debugging is no longer yielding the same results and the time has come to eradicate the headaches and frustration of using a method that simply isn’t working. Enter: remote debugging. Here’s everything you need to know to get your own remote debugging a smooth-rolling machine. 

  1. Understandability

The more software grows and develops, the less ability that developers have to understand what is happening within it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why you need to make sure your team has software understandability. But what is software understandability, really? And how do you achieve it? Read to find out!

  1. The journey to debugging other people’s code

Ever struggled with third-party code and thought to yourself, “damn, I wish I just had X-ray vision to understand this”. Well, you asked. We delivered. Gain some x-ray vision for yourself here 😉