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I have created this website to share things I am learning while working in the cloud-native space. You will find articles ranging from topics like Kubernetes and service meshes to Github actions, React and more. Click here to learn more about me and my work.

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About Me

I'm a software engineer with more than a decade of experience in the field of software development and tech. During my career, I've spent time in various roles, starting with QA before moving to software engineering and leading tech teams. In my early career, I was mostly focused on developer and cloud tooling. In recent years, however, I've been focusing on developing distributed systems and cloud-native solutions.

Books and Courses

Cloud Native: Using Containers, Functions, and Data to Build Next-Generation Applications

Cloud Native: Using Containers, Functions, and Data to Build Next-Generation Applications lays the foundation for the reader to understand the basic principles of distributed computing and how they relate to cloud native applications. It provides the reader a closer look at containers and functions, and explains service communication patterns, resiliency, and data patterns as well as providing guidance on when to use what. The book concludes by explaining the DevOps approach, portability considerations, and a collection of best practices that we have seen to be useful in successful cloud native applications.

Start Kubernetes Course

Start Kubernetes is a Kubernetes course that includes a 230-page e-book, 3+ hours of videos, and set of 40+ practical exercises you can go through check your knowledge. The course is for any developers, system administrators, or solution architects who want to make the transition into Kubernetes an absolute breeze. For the best results with the course, it's recommended you have a basic knowledge of Docker and how to run a container or build an image. But other than that, this course can take you from scratch to master!Check out the table of contents and Start Kubernetes playlist on YouTube.

Speaking

During my career, I've spoken at a variety of conferences all around the world. I have delivered talks and multiple-day workshops on microservices, Kubernetes, service meshes (Istio), service resiliency, and serverless. You can find a list of my previous and upcoming speaking engagements here. If my knowledge and experiences fit with your conference or event, don't hesitate to reach out!