This is my overview of kubernetes. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Back in 2020 when I first started looking into building a mobile application I wanted to do things "smart" by architect-ing the backend system on Kubernetes. After all, kubernetes was the hot new thing that all the cloud services were supporting. I think I went about it all wrong at the time. I took a very top down approach (which I very often do) jumped right into some cloud infrastructure on GKE and just started poking around with
kubectl and the various GUIs. Turns out this doesn't work in Kubernetes land without some solid base knowledge. I had no context, no terminology. To make matters worse, I watched a few how-to videos on youtube that went kind of like: "
kubectl that, and viola! You have a working infrastructure." In reality "Kubernetes is not making my job easier! Kubernetes is just creating another career's worth of complexity in my application." At the time I settled for
Now I've returned to Kubernetes in pursuit for a flexible home/DIY Platform As A Service (PaaS).