Coding Blocks

It’s the end of 2020. We’re all tired. So we phone it in for the last episode of the year as we discuss the State of the Octoverse, while Michael prepared for the wrong show (again), Allen forgot to pay his ISP bill and Joe’s game finished downloading.

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  • Joe will be speaking at the virtual San Diego Elastic Meetup, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST, talking about Easy Local Development with Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes using Skaffold.
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  • Watch and learn with Joe and Michael as they dive into Kubernetes:
    • Local Kubernetes dev with Helm and Skaffold (YouTube)
    • Streaming: Debugging C# in Kubernetes and Skaffold vs Kustomize (YouTube)

Resources We Like

Tip of the Week

  • K9s, a terminal UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters (GitHub)
  • Popeye, a utility that scans a live Kubernetes cluster and reports potential issues with deployed resources and configurations. (
  • IPython, a powerful interactive shell and so much more. (
  • The Google Authenticator app now makes it super easy to export your two factor settings to another device. (App StoreGoogle Play)
  • Dungeon Map Doodler, a free drawing tool that allows you to easily create maps for all your gaming needs. (
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Category:Software Development -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT