Knative + Buildpacks: Source code to container image without Dockerfile

I previously talked about Knative Build and how it enables you to go from source code to a container image in a repository. You can write your Build from scratch or you can rely on many of the BuildTemplates Knative already provides. For example, in my Knative Tutorial, I show how to install Kaniko BuildTemplate and use Kaniko to build container images. You normally need to write a Dockerfile, so Knative Build (or Kaniko to be more precise) knows how to build the container image. [Read More]

Professional Cloud Architect Certification

TL;DR: I recently went through the preparation and exam of Google Cloud’s Professional Cloud Architect Certification. It was great learning experience and I highly recommend it. You can register here to get certified yourself! Why? As you might know, I’m a Googler and a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud. Why do I want to be certified by Google Cloud when I already work at Google and know a great deal about Google Cloud? [Read More]

Windows and .NET on Google Cloud Platform

Originally published in SDN Magazine 131 in February 2017. Introduction Until recently, there were two distinct camps in the software world: the Windows (A.K.A. closed) world and the Linux (A.K.A. open) world. In the Linux world, we had tools like the bash shell, Java programming language, Eclipse IDE, MySQL database, and many other open-source projects by Apache. In the Windows world, we had similar, yet distinct tools mainly developed by Microsoft, such as the C# programming language, Visual Studio IDE, SQL Server and PowerShell. [Read More]

Google Cloud Next’17

In my previous post, I promised to talk about some good conferences I’m attending or speaking over the coming months. One of those conferences that I’m most excited about is Google Cloud Next’17: Google’s main cloud conference happening March 8–10 in San Francisco. Last year, I attended that conference as a Noogler. There were a lot of developers and great technical content. This year’s schedule has just been published and it looks even more exciting, especially if you’re a . [Read More]