How to install Helm into a Kubernetes cluster
Helm is a great tool for managing releases to Kubernetes clusters, this guide aims to help you setup Helm with Tiller in your cluster.
How to setup Minikube with KVM on Ubuntu
Since Docker CE doesn’t support Kubernetes out of the box (like Docker for Windows/Mac) it’s up to us to figure out how to run it for local development. Using Minikube with KVM we can fairly painlessly get our environment running.
How to setup Docker CE on Ubuntu
The Docker documentation for installing Docker CE under Ubuntu is really fantastic. This guide aims to provide a very opinionated step-by-step setup to give most developers a straightforward installation for local dev work.
Fix Firefox (and other) applications that won't pin to Budgie panel
When running Budgie (under Solus and Ubuntu Budgie) I found that I am not able to right click certain applications and select the “Pin to panel” option.
Fix missing application icon in Budgie panel
After recently installing Ubuntu Budgie, I noticed some applications installed via Snap sources were missing their application icons in the Budgie panel. While annoying, the fix is fairly straight-forward to implement once you know how.
How to setup Minikube with KVM on Solus
Setting up Minikube required a little bit of trial and error on my part under Solus when trying to use the KVM2 driver. This guide provides repeatable instructions to successfully install Minikube with KVM.
How to setup Docker on Solus
While you won’t get a package file from Docker directly, the Solus Project’s
eopkg command makes setting up Docker easy enough.
How to use Docker for Node.js development
There are a couple aspects of Node.js that make using Docker for development somewhat difficult. The primary difficulties come from dependency differences based on environment and a long running server process during development.
Copy large directory from Docker Image to host
When using Docker for development, it’s often necessary to bind mount directories from your host into your container. However, you’ll run into problems if your image contains files your host doesn’t (such as a node_modules directory). When that happens, you’ll need to get the files from your image into your host before you start your container with the mount.
Kill all non-Kubernetes containers in Docker
At work we’re using Kubernetes with Docker for Mac on our local development environments—which has been amazing. However, devs often end up with dangling non-Kubernetes containers hanging around (from terminals being accidentally closed or VS Code reloads) keeping expensive Docker bind mounts around. This is a command I chained together to cleanup these extra containers without disturbing those in the Kubernetes deployment.