Issue #2

Hello CloudMakers!

Today we shall see:

  • an interesting list of DevOps books, with a nice decision tree and recommendations: very handy if you're new to the DevOps world or need some inspiration

  • how to use AWS CDK properly and live happily (disclaimer: I am a big CDK fan!)

  • tool of the day: Kubeshark! 🦈


The DevOps reading list: Choosing your next DevOps book

You have recently been introduced to DevOps or are looking to expand your knowledge of it, but you're overwhelmed by all of the options. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and you don't know where to begin or what to read first/next. Or, if you're already an advocate of DevOps, you want to recommend a book for a friend or co-worker but aren't familiar with the most recent releases, this article will assist you. In this post, Alex Yates lists some of the most well-known DevOps books and recommends which one you should read first. And to make things even easier, there is a decision tree that will steer you to his book recommendation.

Power Up Your AWS CDK Stack Props

The benefit of an infrastructure framework like the AWS CDK, which enables infrastructure definition with an actual programming language, is that we are no longer required to hard code or strictly define various components of our infrastructure as static parameters. Instead, we are free to dynamically configure stacks using all the programming language tools at our disposal.


Kubeshark, the API Traffic Viewer for Kubernetes, provides deep visibility and monitoring of all API traffic and payloads going in, out and across containers and pods inside a Kubernetes cluster.

Think of a combination of Chrome Dev Tools, TCPDump and Wireshark, re-invented for Kubernetes.

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