May 2020

We continue to be ardent supporters of infrastructure as code, and we continue to believe that a robust monitoring solution is a prerequisite for operating distributed applications. Sometimes an interactive tool such as the AWS web console can be a useful addition. It allows us to explore all kinds of resources in an ad-hoc fashion without having to remember every single obscure command. Using an interactive tool to make manual modifications on the fly is still a questionable practice, though. For Kubernetes we now have k9s, which provides an interactive interface for basically everything that kubectl can do. And to boot, it's not a web application but runs inside a terminal window, evoking fond memories of Midnight Commander for some of us.