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No such thing as a free lunch

Who should fund open source projects?

Open source was originally meant to help us break free from the shackles of proprietary software. But coding and maintaining an open source project is basically a full-time job. Volunteering time and experience means the community thrives, but who benefits from all this unpaid labor? And how do we foot the bill for all of these servers, anyways?

Monitoring a Kubernetes-backed Microservices Architecture with Prometheus

Prometheus and Kubernetes – a match made in open-source heaven

As many startups of the last decade, SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby on Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. The microservices initially ran on an in-house container management and deployment platform. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. In their talk at the DevOpsCon, Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein demonstrated the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud, monitoring a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.

Surprise, surprise

Microsoft joins Eclipse Foundation

Microsoft has announced that it is now joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. “Joining the Eclipse Foundation enables us to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community, deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve our cloud services, SDKs and tools,” the company said.