DevOps Industry Updates #5

Time flies! It’s already been a week since my last newsletter and like always, I’ve been searching the jungles of the internet gathering only the juiciest newsfruit which I’ve blended together here into what is issue #5 of DevOps Industry Updates:

🔥 Top Cream

This issue’s top 3 stories:

  1. EKS now supports Kubernetes 1.17!
  2. Announcing HAProxy 2.2
  3. Messaging on AWS

🌎 Society

  • EFF 30th Anniversary by Cindy Cohn: the leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation for 30 years and counting!

📟 DevOps

  • Announcing HAProxy 2.2 by Daniel Corbett: HAProxy Technologies is excited to announce the release of HAProxy 2.2, featuring a fully dynamic SSL certificate storage, a native response generator, an overhaul to its health checking system, and advanced ring logging with syslog over TCP.

  • Creating Module Dependencies in Terraform 0.13 by Roger Berlind: discusses an example of making one module depend on another module with the new depends_on meta-argument. This has been one of the most frequently requested enhancements in Terraform for a long time.

  • Hosting your entire web application using S3 + CloudFront by Sankalp Jonna: more elegant and cost effective than a VM and has no need for maintenance. This method makes use of AWS S3 and AWS Cloudfront and it’s turned out to be significantly easier to set up, scales infinitely and is cheaper than the alternative.

🛠️ DevOps Tool(s)

  • goodwithtech/dockle by Tomoya Amachi: a container image linter for security, helping build best-practice Docker images.

☸️ Kubernetes

  • WireGuard on Kubernetes with Adblocking by Ameya Shenoy: being a big fan of Kubernetes and maintaining infrastructure as code, I wanted a way to be able to easily deploy and version control my deployment. After much searching I stumbled upon, kilo, a network overlay built on WireGuard for Kubernetes.

🔐 Security

💻 Programming

📖 Machine Learning

  • Classifying 200,000 articles in 7 hours using NLP by Reza Moaiandin: every now and then, consultancy firms face challenges that are abnormal and create new solutions. We faced that last year, to classify over a quarter of a million articles with a very limited budget.

🐧 Linux

🔩 Hardware

  • Produce your own physical chips. For free. In the Open. By Philipp Wagner: Tim Ansell of Google announced SkyWater PDK, the first manufacturable, open source process design kit. What differentiates this PDK from previous attempts is the fact that it is manufacturable: with this PDK, you can actually produce chips with the SkyWater foundry in the 130nm node.

🚢 Leadership

☁️ Cloud


  • Amazon CodeGuru now generally available: Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying an applications’ most expensive lines of code.

  • Amazon RDS Proxy is Generally Available: Amazon RDS Proxy, a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), is now generally available with MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. RDS Proxy makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure.

  • Introducing AWS Copilot by Nathan Peck: Copilot creates modern application deployments by default, based on production-ready patterns that include best practices designed by ECS engineers and customers over the years.



  • New Compute Engine A2 VMs by Chris Kleban: the A2 VM family was designed to meet today’s most demanding applications. Each A100 GPU offers up to 20x the compute performance compared to the previous generation GPU and comes with 40 GB of high-performance HBM2 GPU memory.

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Written on July 13, 2020