Tilting at Cloud-Based Developer Tools.

Thoughts on how to make services easier to run, debug, and collaborate on locally

.dev is a better .io

We’re proud for Tilt to be an early adopter of the .dev domain. Google’s announcement blog post and landing page (the precociously named get.dev) describe why .dev is a good TLD; I’d like to share why I think .dev is a better TLD. [Quick note on terminology: TLD stands for...

How I Built a Simple Static Jekyll Site Without Installing Ruby: A Rant

Sometimes I have to make a static website. It’s 2019. There are great tools to help build static websites. They let you write the content in Markdown and style with SCSS. I want to try Jekyll. It looks cool. I read the install instructions. The first step says: Install a...

What’s Wrong With Microservice Dev?

Here at Windmill, we talk a lot about how much it sucks to develop on microservices. If you haven’t experienced this pain firsthand, or if you’ve never known anything better, you might wonder what we’re going on about. Well, wonder no more! Here’s a quick overview of a few different...
 
 
 
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Tilt: a Better UX for Docker Compose

We’ve done a lot of demos of Tilt in the past few months. Sometimes, people’s eyes light up and they say, “That’s exactly the tool I’ve been looking for! Now I can develop against all of my microservices at once, see exactly what’s going on with each of them, and...

Should Developers Know about Kubernetes?

That’s a wrap on Kubecon 2018, and on 2018 as a whole. As I reflect on the Kubecon experience, one question stands out: should application developers be aware of Kubernetes? I heard this question asked by cluster operators, developers, and vendors alike. The outcome of this debate will shape the...

Tilt is the `start.sh` Script of my Dreams

I heard Alex Clemmer give a talk at the NYC Kubernetes Meetup a few weeks ago. He started with a slide I loved: “Kubernetes competes with Bash” I immediately knew what he meant. I used to deploy servers by writing lots of Bash. One Bash script to build the image....

How to Compile Protobufs When You Have Friends Who Want to Use Them Too

I love GRPC, but hate compiling protobufs. Protobufs make me feel productive! I can write a small .proto file that describes my interface. The protobuf compiler will generate all the client/server code that I need. When I want to introduce protobufs into a codebase, I start with a Make rule:...

Tips & Tricks for Making Your Golang Container Builds 10x Faster

A couple weeks ago, I was wrestling with a bug. Maybe you’ve had a night like this. I was tired, cranky. I probably should have taken a nap. But I felt like I was on the precipice of figuring it out. I Googled around for tools that might help. And...

4 Strange Loop 2018 Talks You Should Watch

Strange Loop is the only conference I’ve ever been back to. It has a great balance of academic and industry talks aimed at the practitioner with a healthy strain of artistic whimsy running through it all. Here are five talks that I’ve been thinking about since the conference ended: Rosie...

How Tilt updates Kubernetes in Seconds, not Minutes

When I bring my cat a box of toys, he loves the box and ignores the toys. I wish he’d pay attention to the work I did, but I didn’t let it bother me because he’s a cat. Then I started getting the same reaction from Kubernetes developers. We built...

Production is for Cattle, but Development is for Pets

Kubernetes makes it easy to manage herds of cattle: lots of servers running in production. Today we’re announcing a simple, open-source tool pets. pets makes it easy to manage herds of cats: lots of servers running on your machine that you want to keep a close eye on for local...

Monitorama Trip Report

Monitorama was a 3 day conference held in Portland, Oregon that describes itself as an “Open Source Monitoring Conference Hackathon”. I attended the 2018 edition and wanted to talk about a few talks that stood out: Day 1 “Optimizing for Learning” by Logan McDonald This was the first talk of...

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