Configure Istio in Microk8s

Im my current working profile we are adapting k8s with Istio. Istio as service mesh offers quite a range of services like Traffic management, security, telemetry etc. Getting a hands-on experience of all of these features is a must before we start adapting them in our applications. With the goal... [Read More]

Creating Docker images for Java projects

I have been building a new Greenfield java application for quite sometime. This was a standard Spring boot application which packs an embeded servlet container. Most of my demos ran the application vai the SpringBoot plugin. This was good for development environment. But my workplace has declared container as the... [Read More]
Tags: k8s maven docker

Configure Database Store for Jetty sessions.

I have a kata application, which allows me to be hands-on with various things. This is a web application and sometime back it had the use case of Persisting sessions. The application is a simple webapp running on Jetty, which is configured via the jetty-maven-plugin. Jetty has good support of... [Read More]

Configure Pod readiness with Spring Actuator

Sometime back I worked on adapating a bank’s application runbook using Ansible. Ansible was great it did need any external agents. So we started creating playbooks and deploying applications. But then the automation challange was how do we determine an application is ready ? so that we proceed deployment of... [Read More]
Tags: k8s spring

Running microk8s behind proxy

My work workplace is an enterprise with all kinds of administrative controls. Access to the outside network is restricted and routed via a proxy. Now, one day I thought of doing some POC with microk8s. But the challenge is to get it running on our local box(typically windows). So I... [Read More]