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I like trying out new frameworks and writing about them. Below you can find the latest articles I wrote.

Distributed tracing with Istio and Jaeger

August 6th, 2019 | 5 min read | Istio, Jaeger, kubernetes

So far, we’ve already explored some of the elements Istio provides, such as visualizing our service mesh with Kiali, and monitoring our application metrics with Prometheus and Grafana. In this tutorial, we’ll see how we can use Jaeger with Istio.

Collecting application metrics with Istio

July 23rd, 2019 | 3 min read | grafana, Istio, kubernetes, prometheus

In my earlier tutorials, I’ve explained how you can set up your own Prometheus and Grafana containers with Docker, and how you can configure them for Spring boot and nginx. A nice feature of Istio, is that it comes with Prometheus and Grafana out of the box. Additionally, they’re already set up to collect certain […]

Setting up Minikube and Istio on macOS

May 14th, 2019 | 5 min read | Docker, Homebrew, Istio, kubernetes, macOS, Minikube

Recently, I’ve been writing some tutorials about creating cloud native applications with Spring boot. So far, we’ve already covered how to create a Docker image of your Spring boot application. In the next tutorial, we’ll also see how we can run our application on Kubernetes. However, before we can do this, we have to set […]