The Byte

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Byte-sized podcasts about Containers, Cloud, and Tech

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Coding Coach - Connecting developers with mentors worldwide

August 13th, 2019

Coding Coach is a platform that is built to connect mentors with new developers, system administrators, or people looking to get into IT. The platform is Open Source and Free with a goal of connecting people. Find a …

iTerm2 - The Supercharged Terminal Emulator for Mac

August 7th, 2019

iTerm2 is like the default MacOS Terminal application on steroids. iTerm2 is an Open Source tool which has ton of customizations, features, and …

DevDocs - An API Documentation Browser

July 31st, 2019

5:47 is a single interface to all the documentation you use on a daily basis. DevDocs combines some speedy keyboard shortcuts, and all the …

Lazydocker - The lazier way to manage everything docker

July 30th, 2019

A simple terminal UI for both docker and docker-compose. With Lazydocker it is now possible to run and manage all things Docker from a single Terminal window without having to know or remember all the Docker commands …

Visual Studio Code Docker Extension Update

July 18th, 2019

The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Docker extension was updated recently adding a bunch of new features from view and interacting with networks and …

July 16th, 2019

3:46 is an amazing utility which will save you time by looking up all the details about your public IP address including Public IP address, County, City, ASN, and is available via curl, httpie, GNU Wget and fetch.

DNS over HTTPS (DoH)

July 11th, 2019

When we search websites on the internet our DNS communication is insecure meaning our employer, ISP, and Country we live in can monitor which websites we visit. WIth DNS over HTTPS (DoH) we can now secure the transport …

The Byte Recap the last few weeks

July 9th, 2019

I'm back to a regular schedule once again and that calls for a recap of the last few weeks. We hosted our first Säntis Systems Summit up at the top …

BitBar - Put the output of any script or program into the Mac OSX Menu Bar

June 11th, 2019

BitBar is a tiny program that allows you to display the output from any script or program in the Mac OSX Menu bar. I have taken this program and used the IP Address script to display my Public IP address as well as …

Limit your Tech Tools

June 5th, 2019

Adding more tools is easy and ineffective. We are getting tool crazy. In this episode we tackle how we can consolidate tools by looking internally, …

GitHub Sponsors - A way for everyone to give back to Open Source

May 31st, 2019

Github recently announced a new program GitHub Sponsors to help give back to the developer community who design, build, and maintain Open Source projects. The Sponsors program allows people or organizations to sponsor …

API Umbrella - The All-in-One API Management Platform

May 29th, 2019

The API Umbrella is an amazing API Management platform with features like Analytics, Rate Limiting, Caching, API Key generation, and Multi-Tenancy. …

KubeCon 2019 Recap

May 27th, 2019

KubCon 2019 in review. The biggest announcements and what's coming down the pipeline in the form of releases from Helm, Visual Studio Code and the Service Mesh Interface.

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Interview Phil Estes - IBM Distinguished Engineer, CNCF Ambassador, and ContainerD Maintainer

May 20th, 2019

I apologize in advance for the loud background noise but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to interview Phil Estes our first interview on The Byte …

Komiser a Cloud Environment Inspector

May 17th, 2019

Komiser is a polished dashboard that will analyze and monitor cloud cost, usage, security, and governance with a single pane of glass.  Komiser is …

WSL2 - Windows Subsystem for Linux

May 15th, 2019

The Microsoft Build Conference announced a major update to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). No more emulating Linux but now we can start …

Clair - Vulnerability Static Analysis for Containers

May 13th, 2019

Clair is an open source vulnerability scanning tool for container images. It integrates into your container registry and CI/CD pipeline to scan and …

Kubernetes Failure Stories

May 10th, 2019

A compiled list of Kubernetes Failure stories. Not how Kubernetes fails but war stories about how companies experienced Kubernetes failures and the post mortem of such events. A great resource and a bit of transparency …

Portainer - A User Interface for Docker deployments

May 8th, 2019

Portainer is a user interface for managing Docker standalone, docker compose, or Docker Swarm deployments. This simple and intuitive Dashboard allows for managing all aspects of Docker and the supporting infrastructure.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share - Collaborative Coding Extension

May 6th, 2019

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Live Share extension allows for sharing our VS Code editor easily with others. This collaborative experience is great …

Open Policy Agent - Policy-based control for cloud-native environments

May 3rd, 2019

The Open Policy Agent enables fine-grained control across your cloud-native environment. Before we coupled policies with our applications. Open …

DockerCon Day 2 Recap

May 2nd, 2019

DockerCon Day 2 Recap covered the Docker & ARM partnership, some demos around how we can now build ARM containers on either X86 or ARM machines. New Docker CLI plugins for provisioning remote infrastructure, …

DockerCon Day 1 Recap

May 1st, 2019

DockerCon Day 1 recap about the keynote announcements around Docker Enterprise 3.0, Desktop Enterprise, Docker App, Docker Enterprise as a Service, Customer use cases like Carnival cruise lines and Lindsay corporation …

Ghost Content Management System

April 25th, 2019

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Keybase - Crypto for everyone's Files and Chats

April 12th, 2019

Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys that are publicly auditable. Keybase allows users to encrypt and decrypts chat and files between users and teams using mobile, web, and CLI …

Containers vs VM's

April 11th, 2019

Containers versus VM's. Do they complement or compete against each other? They actually work quite well but each has its own separate use cases.

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Welcome back to this episode of The Byte. Today we …

Cloudflare & DNS Service

April 10th, 2019

Cloudflare is a global CDN service offering content distribution for your websites, speed, and HTTPS. Additionally, Cloudflare launched secure DNS service for mobile phones which allows for secure DNS queries …

Google cAdvisor

April 9th, 2019

The Google cAdvisor is a lightweight container which provides resource and usage information for containers running on Docker hosts. cAdvisor provides a nice real-time Dashboard UI to visualize performance and also …

Less is More

April 8th, 2019

By reducing the complexity of our architectures and the number of tools we use frees our minds to focus on what drives our applications and businesses

Netlify - Build, Deploy, and Manage Modern Web Projects

April 5th, 2019

Netlify is a serverless approach to developing and deploying websites. No longer do we worry about servers, databases, backends. Now we build the website and distribute around the world's Content Delivery Network for …

Prometheus Monitoring System and Time Series Database

April 4th, 2019

The most complete Open Source Monitoring solution including Monitoring, Alerting, Rule Engine, Exporters, and much more. Prometheus is the defacto …

GitLab - A Full DevOps Tool

April 3rd, 2019

An all-in-one DevOps tool covering Builds, Container Registry, CI/CD and much more. Also, we take a look at how transparent GitLab is as a company.

Minio - The Open Source Object storage server compatible with AWS S3

April 2nd, 2019

Minio is a Cloud Native Object Storage server. Easily deploy this on-premise or in the cloud and integrate your applications directly. Minio contains some of the higher end data management features such as WORM, …

Netdata - Real time monitoring and dashboard tool

April 1st, 2019

In this episode, we discuss NetData a small lightweight binary that runs on Linux or Mac and provides real-time monitoring, alerting, and dashboards out of the box.

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OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes

March 28th, 2019

The true Cloud Native Functions as a Service built by Alex Ellis. No more vendor lock-in with Serverless or super complex deployments. Run it on any infrastructure on Docker or Kubernetes

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Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router, Reverse Proxy, and Load Balancer

March 27th, 2019

This episode we quickly cover the amazingly cool Reverse Proxy Traefik Simply point Traefik at your container orchestrator and it does the rest for …

How a single Raspberry Pi made my home network faster and more secure.

March 27th, 2019

In this episode, we discuss installing Pi Hole on a Raspberry Pi. The Pi Hole blocks advertisements and suspicious URL's network-wide. 

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Kelsey Hightower - The thing you're trying to build should be more exciting than the tools used to build it.

March 27th, 2019

Put the focus back into what we are building and less on the tools underneath.

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Grafana Loki - Like Prometheus but for Logs

March 27th, 2019

Grafana is building a new logging solution to treat logs as a first-class citizen. inspired by Prometheus and using labels instead of full indexing.


March 27th, 2019

The open-source visualization tool Grafana. Easily connect all your data sources, build graphs, and visualize your metrics.

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VS Code Docker extension

March 27th, 2019

A quick review of the Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension for Docker. How best to use the Docker extension and how it will save time and energy developing your next Docker project.

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Awesome Docker

March 27th, 2019

Awesome Docker is a collection of resources, training materials, guides, projects vetted by the Awesome Docker maintainers. This open source list is …

Simple Analytics the more transparent Google Analytics Replacement

March 27th, 2019

Google Analytics is somewhat the defacto standard when installing analytics solutions. However, since it is a free solution we become the product and …

Keeping Open Source Open

March 27th, 2019

Amazon recently teamed up with other companies to ensure Elastic search / ELK stack remains Open source. Back in 2018 Elastic started creeping in the non-open source code. The fear in the community is Elastic will …

The new Slimed Down version of Kubernetes - K3S

March 27th, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the new Kubernetes distribution K3S. This super lightweight distribution is great for Edge, IOT, ARM, and more. Join us as we take a look a the new distribution.

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