Engineering Journal


Testing Production Kubernetes Controllers

Learn all about Kubernetes controllers in our Programming Kubernetes workshop!


Crossplane Case Study

What is Crossplane, where does it excel, where does it fall down, how does it compare to Terraform, and how can you use it today?


Zero to GitOps: Terraform and the AWS EKS Blueprints Project

Using Terraform to spin up pre-wired Kubernetes and ArgoCD instances in AWS


Prometheus, Istio, and mTLS: the definitive explanation

How to properly combine Istio observability, mTLS, and Prometheus service discovery.


Hunting Down an Intermittent Failure in Cilium

The story behind how our team diagnosed, identified, and help resolve a rather tricky intermittent bug.


An Onramp to Supply Chain Security

Take the first steps toward securing your software supply chain with Sigstore.


Introducing wordchain

A flexible Go application & library for generating random or deterministic word sequences


Evaluating Kubernetes Behavior during Resource Exhaustion

Through experiment and diagnostics, determine appropriate Kubernetes settings to manage workloads during outages


Preparing for the CKA in 2021

A list of tips & tricks to help you successfully prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam.


Announcing two new workshops!

Our new Istio and Containers Demystified workshops are live!


AWS Nitro Enclaves on EKS

A hands-on guide that will explore what it takes to create Pods that can spin up and manage Nitro enclaves in EKS.


Our fully remote workshops are now better than in person

Our training was already top of the class, but bringing the experience on-line has made it even better.


Focusing on pytest

Implementing Rspec's filter-run-when-matching in pytest to quickly focus on a set of tests.


Comparing The Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes Vision of DevOps

An exploration in how Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes codify vastly different philosophies of DevOps.


Google Chromebooks and Cloud Shell for Classrooms

Why you should consider Google Chromebooks and the GCP Cloud Shell as the foundation for your next workshop, and how we go about provisioning them.


SuperOrbital Joins the CFF

Cloud Foundry continues to prove itself as the only truly production grade application and container platform. We're excited to help support and take part in the growing community around it!


Bastille Casebook

Bastille Networks needed to invest in CI/CD, metrics & monitoring. SuperOrbital was there to help.


Safari BOSH Livelesson now available

Announcing our five hour long video on Safari. Learn how to harness the power of the Cloud Foundry BOSH tool to build resilient and enterprise grade cloud-native deployments.


A Modern Cloud Vocabulary

The Cloud is Chaos, and cloud-resilient systems must adhere to a new vocabulary in order to withstand it.


UNIX Programming by Example: Runit

Learning good UNIX programming technique by examining how Runit is built.


Mind the Map

Ignoring the surface area of your product will cause more challenges than any amount of technical debt.


Building an Encrypted USB Drive for your SSH Keys

How to make an encrypted USB key to securely hold your SSH keys in Mac OS X.


CTO vs VP Engineering

The difference between the responsibilities of a Chief Technical Officer and a Vice President of Engineering.


Manage your GOPATH with direnv

A simple way of using direnv to manage your GOPATH environment variable when working with multiple Go projects.


AWS Consolidated Billing, Reserved Instances and Availability Zones

An explanation of how AWS consolidated billing, reserved instances, and availability zones work together.


The Number One Trait of a Great Developer

Spoiler: It's Judgment.