Charts: Instant Feedback For Kubernetes Chart Developers via CI

Reviewing charts, the packages for Kuberentes Helm, is an often manual process. This has been especially true for the community managed charts that operate in a similar model to Debian and Ubuntu packages. When automation was used it was behind gates that required human interaction. This produced a slow feedback process for chart developers. Until now. In the past couple weeks continuous automation has been introduced utilizing CircleCI. Let's take a look at what's happening.

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Helm: Understanding Charts API vs App Registry

There have been a number of recent discussion and some innovation around charts for Helm, the popular package manager for Kubernetes. Given the number of discussions going on along with planning for Helm v3 that will be happening soon, I wanted to take a moment to talk about how we got here and what the options are for chart hosting exist today.

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From Standards To Proprietary

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Several years ago I worked on a WebDAV project. At the time we complained about the format (did you there are multiple date formats in use) and thought we could have done better. But, WebDAV works on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, just to name a few. It's widely supported and works across different ecosystems. Standards like WebDAV seem like a thing of the past and that may not be a good thing.

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Go: Package Management Survey Results 2016

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A couple months ago we held a survey of Go package management needs, likes, dislikes, and so forth. From this survey we collected lots of great information with some confirmations and some surprises.

Since the survey closed data and roll-ups from the survey have been sent to the package management committee which has now released a draft spec for a new tool.

The results of the survey were promised to be publicly shared. You can read the results in Google Docs.

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