July 27, 2016

  • Intro by Matt
  • Gerred Dillon presented a demo of Deis including features in the 2.2 release.
    • To turn an application into a container it uses Heroku buildpacks.
    • slugbuilder converts an application and buildpack into a container and puts the image into a private registry. Pod manifest, service manifest, etc are also created.
    • Q: Is slugbuilder a separate microservice others can use? A: Yes. It’s a plugin to builder that can be used with other builders as well. For example, there is some way to incorporate an object store for storage of images.
    • Q: How does Deis use namespaces? A: There is a separate one for each application. Then other tools can deploy supporting services to the same namespace.
    • Q: What languages are used in Deis? A: Rails, Phoenix, Django, some PHP, and node are examples of apps today. There are currently not many Go applications.
    • Q: Will Deis add back-end services? A: Can’t really say. They are getting plenty of requests for them. This may be a place helm will step in and be useful.
    • Deis 2.2 adds the ability to use Deployments which was showcased. This is optional and not the default right now.
  • Matt presented the results of the App Operator survey.
    • The raw details are available to view or download.
    • A roll-up of some interesting points is available.
    • The use of Kubernetes secrets was discussed. 47% of respondents use secrets. Secrets current storage mechanism is unencrypted at rest. This is a known limitation and we are waiting for some in the community to step in and provide support for systems like Hashicorp Vault or hardware security modules where appropriate.

Note, due to technical difficulties this meeting was not recorded.