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Since my GCP hosted cluster’s free tier expired, I needed to find a new low-cost solution for hosting a generally-available Kubernetes cluster. I decided to host one at home, using some old equipment I had laying around backed by my internet connection. This post describes how I set this up with only minimal configuration but still with the capabilities of my previous cluster.
Given my background in real-time data streaming, I wanted to experiment with building an application with such characteristics for the Web and try to run it on Kubernetes. This post explores how I built a simple WebSockets based application in Go and hosted it on my Kubernetes cluster.
With the site up and running, I wanted to make my life easier by setting up an automated deployment pipeline powered by Brigade. Brigade is ideal for an event-driven workflow (such as on push) which will form the basis of my continuous deployment for my projects. In this post, I will cover how to create a brigade project and configure it to deploy this website automatically.
For my upcoming projects, I wanted to use a container-based platform both for my development workflow and production hosting needs. This post describes how I configured a Kubernetes cluster from Google’s cloud platform at a reasonable cost.
A walk-through of how I made this easy to maintain but featureful static website using Jekyll based on a Docker development workflow. Although this required some ramp-up to getting started, making changes is trivial. All the steps outlined below should be easy to follow and include a brief explanation to help you learn!