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1 year ago
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Django Error Tracking and Performance Monitoring with Sentry

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As good as a framework that Django is, the default method of sending an email when getting an error leave much to be desired. The database or cache acting flaky? Expect 1000s of emails depicting that error, which usually does …


1 year ago
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RabbitMQ Per Queue Monitoring

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RabbitMQ has a native built-in Prometheus plugin and by default it has granular metrics disabled. Granular metrics means per-queue/vhost metrics - detailed metrics that provide message lag and consumer info on a queue and vhost basis. You could enable granular …


1 year ago
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IRSA and Workload Identity with Terraform

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The go-to practice when pods require permissions to access cloud services when using Kubernetes is using service accounts. The various clouds offering managed Kubernetes solutions have different implementations but they have the same concept, EKS has IRSA and GKE has …


1 year ago
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Private EKS API Endpoint behind OpenVPN

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AWS offers a managed Kubernetes solution called Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). When an EKS cluster is spun up the Kubernetes API is by default accessible by the public. However, this might be something that your company does not approve of …


1 year ago
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CI/CD for Apollo GraphQL Managed Federation

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GraphQL federation is great to use when you want a single API/gateway for all your queries. The simple to-go approach is schema stitching, where you run a gateway microservice which targets all other microservices and composes a graph. This works …


1 year ago
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NestJS Apollo GraphQL Prometheus Metrics and Grafana Dashboards

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Apollo GraphQL and NestJS are gaining traction quickly, however the monitoring approaches are unclear. At the moment (late 2021 / early 2022) there are no default exporters or libraries for Prometheus metrics and the same goes for Grafana dashboards, this …


2 years ago Popular post!
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Creating Awesome Alertmanager Templates for Slack

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Prometheus, Grafana and Alertmanager is the default stack for me when deploying a monitoring system. The Prometheus and Grafana bits are well documented and there exists tons of open source approaches on how to make use of them the best. …


3 years ago
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GitOps Secret Management with Vault, ArgoCD and Tanka

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Recently I wrote a blog post on how to use Grafana's Tanka with ArgoCD which is my prefered way to write Kubernetes configuration in Jsonnet. However, the post does not go into detail on the last missing piece - how …


3 years ago
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Using the Ducky One 2 Mini with Vim

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Due to the keyboard being 60% they've moved the arrow keys to I,J,K,L which seems logical, however if your using Vim this gets confusing as you are using H,J,K,L as arrow keys. The Up arrow key is K in Vim …


3 years ago
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GitOps with ArgoCD and Tanka

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GitOps is becoming the standard of doing continuous delivery. Define your state in Git, automatically update and change the state when pull requests are merged. Within the Kubernetes ecosystem two tools have become very popular for doing this FluxCD and …