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How to Create Architecture Diagrams

Episode #62 - 2019-03-13 - 16 min pro
In this episode, I wanted to share a few tips for how I create architecture diagrams. Often times you need to write technical documentation, or share knowledge with other team members, and having an architecture diagram can really help. Here's what works for me.

How to Create Animated GIFs with Docker and ImageMagick

Episode #61 - 2019-03-13 - 6 min pro
In this episode, we are going to walk through an end-to-end workflow for creating animated GIFs using Docker and ImageMagick. I wanted to highlight this useful pattern for using utility containers on your desktop because it delivers very reproducible results.

IP Geolocation using Google Cloud Load Balancers

Episode #60 - 2019-03-13 - 9 min pro
In this episode, we will checking out an IP Geolocation Beta feature using Google Cloud Load Balancers. Using this feature, you can use the Load Balancer to inject additional user defined HTTP headers with IP Geolocation data for user requests.

Fun with RabbitMQ

Episode #59 - 2019-03-06 - 26 min pro
In this episode, we will be checking out RabbitMQ. We will chat about worker queues, look at some common use-cases, and then work through a demo of a worker queue in action.

Simple Deployment Pipeline

Episode #58 - 2019-02-27 - 23 min
In this episode, we are going to set up a very simple end-to-end automated container deployment pipeline. We will walk through going from a "git push", to a deployed change with zero downtime, in around a minute.


Episode #57 - 2019-02-20 - 24 min pro
In this episode, we will be checking out infrastructure automation with Terraform. We will look at what it is, why you might want to use it, and then walk through a couple examples.

Kubernetes General Explanation

Episode #56 - 2019-02-13 - 20 min pro
In this episode, we are going to check out Kubernetes, which is very popular for Container Orchestration. We will explore what Kubernetes is, why people are using it, and then look at how it works by way of deploying an example application.

The Missing Map For Containers In Production

Episode #55 - 2019-02-05 - 20 min pro
In this episode, I will be running you through a bit of a crash course, on the terminology and tooling involved in running a larger production container stack. This can be a complex topic, so here is a brain dump of how I make sense of it all (map included).

Problem Solving

Episode #54 - 2019-01-28 - 7 min
In this episode, we are going to be chatting about a useful pattern for problem solving. I have used this for all types of things and thought it would be worth sharing.

Extracting Image Metadata to JSON using ImageMagick

Episode #53 - 2019-01-23 - 14 min
In this episode, we are going to be building a simple web service to extract metadata from Image files. We will create an upload form using DropzoneJS, extract the metadata in JSON using ImageMagick, and we'll glue it all together using a Go backend wrapped in Docker.