What CICD tool should I use?

Anita Buehrle

Discover what components make up an automated pipeline, the features you need to consider and how to incorporate GitOps when evaluating CICD tools.

DevSecOps meets GitOps with Twistlock and Weaveworks

Cezzaine Zaher

Learn how we’ve teamed up with our security partner Twistlock to show you how you can increase reliability and velocity through implementing a GitOps model while keeping an eye on vulnerabilities and compliance through DevSecOps best practices.

Five Key Cloud Technologies for Kubernetes

Anita Buehrle

Five key open source projects that help complete the Kubernetes feature set are discussed in this post: Prometheus, Istio, Helm, Weave Flux, and OpenFaaS.

Weave Scope and Flux to participate in Hacktoberfest

Daniel Holbach

In this post, Daniel, our community manager at Weaveworks explains how Weaveworks (Flux and Scope teams included) is participating in the upcoming Hacktoberfest and why it’s such a great way to get started in Open Source development.

Kubernetes Workload Promotion in GitOps CD Pipelines

Neil Gehani

Read about our new Weave Cloud feature that lets you promote workloads between clusters. Find out how this can help your team accelerate the delivery of features to Kubernetes.

Tools for App Development on Kubernetes - Ksync

Anita Buehrle

Learn how Ksync can help speed up app development on Kubernetes by providing a direct link from your local environment to a running cluster.

Weaveworks Cortex - the newest member of the CNCF Sandbox

Sonja Schweigert

Cortex, our scalable Prometheus monitoring system, has been accepted as a Sandbox project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Cortex is an open source project that we created to provide storage of Prometheus metrics for Weave Cloud. It's used by teams that are running large Prometheus environments, providing metrics for complex Kubernetes environments.

Best tools for Debugging Distributed Applications

While the initial planning and architecture behind debugging a distributed application can take time, there's a growing number of tools available to help you pin down the problem and find solutions. In this post, we looked at the different approaches available.

Your Guide to a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster

Anita Buehrle

How do you know when you are production ready? What does it even mean to be production ready? Download this whitepaper and find out what production ready means, the cultural changes you need to make on your team, as well as the most important requirements to consider when using and taking advantage of Kubernetes in production.

Kubernetes FAQ: How do I configure storage for a bare metal Kubernetes cluster?

Anita Buehrle

In this post we explain why managing your application state can be tricky and how by using persistent volume claims, you can easily manage storage on bare metal Kubernetes installations.

Software Engineering Daily - GitOps Key Takeaways

Karen Li

Read an excerpt of the podcast from Alexis Richardson’s interview on Software Engineering Daily. Alexis discusses how GitOps works, and explains how it compares to other methods for continuous delivery.

The Official GitOps FAQ

Anita Buehrle

The GitOps FAQ is a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers around the practice of deploying and updating cloud native applications.

Labels in Prometheus alerts: think twice before using them

Elena Morozova

As developers, we hear a lot about the importance of monitoring and alerts. But without proper notification, we might spend too much time trying to understand what really is going on. This blog post will give you an overview of common caveats of using labels in Prometheus alerts and demonstrate some technics how to get concise and easy to understand notifications.

Weave Cloud Product Updates and Announcements

Anita Buehrle

Curious about what’s new in Weave Cloud? Learn about new features, enhancements and bug fixes in this convenient list.

How to Correctly Handle DB Schemas During Kubernetes Rollouts

Marc Carré

You decided to migrate to Kubernetes, but you are unsure how to safely roll out your microservice’s replicas, while also coordinating changes to the schema of the underlying database? This how to article will walk you through considerations and best practices.

What Is GitOps Really?

Alexis Richardson

Last year, we introduced GitOps as a way to do Continuous Delivery. In this post, we present both a practical use case as well as addressing some questions raised by the community.

Racy conntrack and DNS lookup timeouts

Martynas Pumputis

Recently there were many Kubernetes user bug reports about DNS lookups from Pods sometimes taking 5 or even more seconds. In this blog post I will explain the root causes for such delays, discuss some mitigations and present some kernel fixes.

Managing Helm releases the GitOps way

Stefan Prodan

GitOps is a way to do continuous delivery; For Kubenetes this means using git push instead of kubectl create/apply or helm install/upgrade. This step by step guides shows you how to set up a git centric CICD pipeline for Kubernetes with Helm and Weave Flux.

Debugging microservices - Squash vs. Telepresence

Anita Buehrle

Debugging distributed applications is challenging. Learn the pros and cons of Squash and Telepresence, two tools designed for debugging applications running in Kubernetes that can help you track down problems in your code.

Introducing eksctl 0.1.0 - our first major release

Ilya Dmitrichenko

Read about our first major release of eksctl. eksctl is a simple CLI tool for creating clusters on EKS - Amazon’s new managed Kubernetes service for EC2. It is written in Go, and is based on Amazon’s official CloudFormation templates. Create a cluster with a single command.