#NoDrama DevOps

By QualiMente

Concept: Container Orchestrator

A container orchestrator schedules, runs, and supervises containerized application processes, usually across a cluster of hosts. This post describes the responsibilities of a container orchestrator and what the orchestrator integrates with.

Read raw, unedited customer feedback

Here's an idea to help your team build empathy for what customers are feeling when they use your service. Read raw, unedited customer feedback about your product or service as a team. There's probably a ton of this data kicking around your organization's customer...

Uninterrupted Time

When was the last time you worked uninterrupted for one hour? An entire hour. Much of the work technologists and other knowledge workers perform requires significant time to load context, think, and work out the solution. But frequently, we do not give people that...

Docker cpu resource limits

Docker allows you to constrain the CPU resources available to a container on either a relative or absolute basis — this post shows you how and why you might do that.

Docker memory resource limits and a heap of Java

Ok, so maybe you're convinced why you need to set limits for container resource usage, especially when running on shared container application platforms like ECS, Kubernetes, and Swarm. In this post, I'll show you how to set memory limits for a basic Java web app...

Slower is Faster, especially when it’s urgent

A sea turtle by Cédric Frixon Leatherback sea turtles have a top speed of about 6 miles per hour in any direction. I am pretty sure their navigation skills have more to more to do with successful migrations across the vast ocean than top speed. Many teams face a lot...

Prototyping helps clear the err

Reading time: 2.5 minutes We create and review designs primarily in our minds. While our expertise is worth a lot, we're not perfect and neither are our diagrams. We're still subject to: known-knowns we think are true, but aren'tknown-unknowns we uncovered in the...

How to review a design

Today, I will share how I like to review a design produced by my design process: QualiMente Design Process I call this a 'semi-formal' design review, because it leverages key aspects of a 'formal design review' such as: the design is built from a structured template...

About #NoDrama

Learn how to design, build, and operate systems in the Cloud one day and concept at a time.  A few times a week, Stephen Kuenzli will share his thoughts on building robust systems, architecting for and migrating to AWS, and using DevOps and engineering practices to manage complexity and deliver safely.

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