HNY 2024! 🥳 Too late? 🙈
I am back with cool stuff!
I hope it’s not too late for wishing you a very Happy New Year 2024! Apologies for the late wishes though. My vacations extended for way to long than intended. I would not call them vacations since I wasn’t really having a “leisure” time. But I did take time to address certain things on personal front to put them behind closed doors once and for all.
Anyway, as promised, I am back with some more cool stuff around Cloud and DevOps. While I was away I could think of many ideas with which I can deliver more value to you, starting with this newsletter. Instead of delivering a tech-capsule in each email, I plan to publish more during the week and send a consolidated newsletter at the beginning of the week.
This will also help me in being more conversational with you in my newsletter and perhaps will give more points for you to discuss them with me. As I have always mentioned, I always look forward to your comments and opinions on everything, especially the feedback that would make this newsletter more worthwhile.
This year, I plan for major changes with regards to my career. It finally looks like the sky is clear to take off towards a full-time independent role. Going indie full time for me means, I will write more, explore more, build more, and develop more. I am keen to share this journey with you so that you can do this too!
Let my failures be the lessons for all of us.
Having said that, here are a couple of blog posts I wrote this week.
New year new resolutions. When it comes to learning a new tech, we often end up in a situation where we learn it “as and when required”. I did the same with Kubernetes since a few years - only to realise its worth towards the end of 2023. It was then, when I realised that mastering Kubernetes is a much needed virtue in Cloud and DevOps career. This post describes why we should take up Kubernetes as priority ASAP, i.e. 2024.
Keeping in tune with the New Year theme, I picked up Pulumi to explore more. Well, I didn’t exactly start this year, but I have been doing it since a couple of months while travelling. In this post, I talk about how to manage - i.e. provision and configure - a relational database in AWS. We should know by now that provisioning databases in cloud is straightforward, but configuring them using IaC can be a bit challenging. Here I present an example of provisioning a PostgreSQL database instance, and configuring a few parameters, using Pulumi.