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I’ve started companies and done some pretty cool technical things, but stuff like wrote a game like that in assembly does the same thing to me, in terms of feeling less than. I don’t find making a game as much of a “higher calling” so it doesn’t bother me in the sense of worthiness, but in terms of technical skill…it’s humbling, but that’s ok.
The world is so different now and a lot of that change was spurred on or created directly by YC. super thankful, raising money still sucks, but it really sucked back then.
Beet juice is interesting! lol
While anecdotal, we see a lot of development environments for a lot of companies and the amount using github vs gitlab is like 5 or 6x to 1. So, in that sense I get what the CTO of github is saying.
We are super excited about partnering with CRV to bring Environments as a Service (EaaS) to every development team out there. We have been working super hard to make something useful, that people want. If you have any questions or want to know more about Release hit us up! We are hiring too: engineering, product, marketing, sales, almost everything!
Releasehub.com (YC W20) – Announcing $20M Series A Led by CRV
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It’s too late IMO. I left that cesspool of Facebook a long time ago. If people haven’t left yet, I don’t know what would convince them.
I felt the same way. I never buy it when people say they remember anything when they were two. I have 5 kids, one is only 2, but none of the other 4 remember anything from when they were two. I guess people can be different but I have a hard time believing it.
I’m not an expert in platform.sh, but when looking at this https://docs.platform.sh/languages/ruby.html It looks like platform.sh has to add support for specific kinds of languages and frameworks. Release doesn’t work like that.
Ours is all based on K8s and containers. We use buildx to build just about anything and we then orchestrate the deployment of multiple services into our customers cloud accounts. We have a full Ci/cd platform from build to production to even managing on-prem deployments following our customers business rules. Our goal is to “virtualize” your entire environment to be cloud agnostic over time. We have customers now that have chosen to have their ephemeral environments and production in different cloud providers and that is something we enable.
We have a workflow engine that allows you to run terraform, migrations, tests, anything you can think of as part of your deployments. You can customize the config for every environment from replicas to liveness probes to adjusting memory for every pod, or you can ignore all of that and just deploy away!
Hopefully that helps. Sorry I’m not to knowledgeable on their platform.
Heroku review apps are analogous to our ephemeral environments, but we can deal with much more complicated environments, which reduces complexity in your CI/CD platform, production deployments or on-premise deployments if needed.
We used docker-compose as a starting point because we were thinking along the same lines. In order to orchestrate the deployment of a complicated app, docker-compose became a much smaller part of solution; docker-compose is helpful for getting some partial service definitions created, but there is so much more to deploying environments.
We do run into objections along the way like, "can't a couple of people do this pretty easily", but depending on what you want to do, it grows in complexity quickly. A lot of time teams don't realize that until they are way down the path of trying to create a system like this.
If you have any specific questions about how ReleaseHub works let me know, happy to answer anything!
Hey, Erik (Co-Founder) from ReleaseHub! We are very excited about announcing our Seed Round led by Sequoia, but even more importantly we are excited about delivering on our mission to free engineering teams from bottlenecks created by the lack of environments.
Everywhere we have worked we have had to build some kind of machine to create environments for our development, marketing, sales teams, QA, you name it. Whenever we would talk to other companies they either built something to deployment environments or were having issues because they couldn't. ReleaseHub is the culmination of the learnings over our careers and we are really excited to share it with the world.
K8s is too hard and what to do about it
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Just remove like half the electrons in your body at once. Honestly, that’s probably overkill.
I wouldn't say Swarm is much easier. You have to caveat 'easier' too. K8s is easier to do complicated things that were basically impossible before. It's the same with everything in software engineering. As we move up the ladder in abstractions, what's possible becomes more complicated, so it doesn't get any easier.
Graphics are good example. As people developed abstractions the ability to make more and more complicated graphics became possible. Now A+ games are more expensive and take longer to make then ever before, but they are also doing things that could of never happened before.
Our company is trying to make K8s much simpler to get into for the avg company, so another abstraction, but specifically done to make it simpler. This all feels very normal to me as someone that started back in the day managing 1000s of blade servers, now it's just containers. Was hard then and is hard now.
I didn't know this was a "law", but i've been triangulating on this same feeling for a long time now. I would say it's 1%-10% of anything is actually good. You can basically apply this to almost any category, but for most things it doesn't really matter. I would guess while no two people would agree if asked to pick their top 5% of any one thing, if you tallied up all the votes and had enough participation, you could probably put together a list that would generally include the best of whatever that category is.
100% agree. I think because it’s hard enough to discern between what I would call first order (dna caused personality traits) and second order (immediate family and early childhood experiences) contributions to personality and what experiences a child had, that most people ignore third order, friends, bad luck, basically everything else. Then, you throw in luck ...I mean who knows why anyone does anything bad or good.
I’m not religious, but the saying often attributed to Christ saying, “forgive them, they know not what they do,” is probably totally, 100% accurate. I would add we don’t really know why they do what they do either. Christians want that to mean specifically about the crucifixion, but I believe whoever wrote that down was trying to say something more general about human experience.
I know from personal experience, just how much which kids you sit next to from 1st-5th grade, as they are often the same in the US, can influence your life in extreme ways.
All this says to me, we should probably go easier on everyone, even the “worst” of us...
anyone else have no idea what is going on here?