Kubernetes & Traefik with local Wildcard certificates

This was originally posted on Medium. As a passionate software engineer at Localz, I get to tinker with fancy new tools (in my own time) and then annoy my coworkers by evangelising said tools in the workplace. Kubernetes is just one of those tools, and we’re currently exploring it for use internally! 🐙 Here’s a little tutorial I’ve whipped up for getting Kubernetes up and running on your Mac, and deploying some small services.
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Building lean Docker images

This was originally posted on Medium. At Localz, we use Docker as the building block for all of our deployments. We like to think of it as a single unit of deployment. If it runs in Docker, it can be deployed and horizontally scaled, and requires less maintenance than running on bare metal. In this post, I’ll go through the techniques we use to keep our Docker images lean — including using base images, removing build dependencies, utilising build stages, and scratch-based images!
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Reduce build time with Docker

One weird trick to reduce build time! CI services hate him! This is a fairly simple way to reduce your build time if you spend a lot of time bundling dependencies prior to performing tests or deployments in CI. The trick is to bundle any build dependencies into a Docker image so that you don’t have to install them each time you run a job. Let’s take a look at my .
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Moji.cool

Earlier this year (06/05 to 07/05), Nathan Malishev, Josh Parnham, Daniel Sykes-Turner, and I attended the Facebook Melbourne Hackathon — located in Facebook’s beautiful, and brand new, Melbourne office. Our team, ‘Moji’, ended up taking home first prize — a trip to San Francisco to compete in the Facebook Global Hackathon finals. We built an end-to-end product, moji.cool, consisting of a dashboard, a Chrome extension and an embedable widget, which allowed end users to react to any web page they come across.
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