Kubernetes is Not for Developers...?
28th May, 2022
Hilton Hotel Kozyatağı, İstanbul
If there’s one constant in kubernetes talk, it is that kubernetes is complex. Too complex, perhaps. There’s the “wall of yaml,” but there are also hidden complexities in how developers design their applications to run on kubernetes and the practices operations people follow. At large scale - organizations supporting 1,000’s of applications, often aging, and vastly different form each other - that complexity can cause even more problems. And yet, the intentions of kubernetes and its design are intended to simplify these problems. Where does this disconnect come from? My theory is that kubernetes is not intended for developers and, for the most part, developers should rarely deal with kubernetes directly. This talk will develop that theory.
Michael Coté focuses studies how large organizations get better at building software to run better and grow their business. His books Monolithic Transformation and The Business Bottleneck cover this topic. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and M&A, and was a programmer. He also co-hosts several podcasts, including Software Defined Talk. Cf. cote.io, and is @cote in Twitter. Texas Forever!