Containers, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud

Videocap for a Google Developer Days Europe 2017 with Robert Kubis and Steffen Hanikelwith speech
11 September 2017   1813

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications that was originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a "platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts".It supports a range of container tools, including Docker.

Creating a single microservice is a well-understood challenge. Creating a cluster of load-balanced microservices that are resilient and self-healing is not so easy. Managing that cluster with rollouts and rollbacks, scaling individual services on demand, and securely sharing secrets and configuration among services is even harder. Kubernetes, an open-source container management system, can help with this. In this video, Robert Kubis and Steffen Hanikelwith work with a simple microservice, containerize it using Docker, and scale it to a cluster of resilient microservices managed by Kubernetes. Along the way, you'll learn what makes Kubernetes a great system for automating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications. In this session, FlixBus joins us to talk about experiences and best practices adopting and running Kubernetes in production.

Android-x86 8.1 Released

Let's see what team has made in the fresh release of Android to x86 port
17 January 2019   173

The team of the Android-x86 project, which is the independent community porting the Android platform for the x86 architecture, have published the first stable release of the assembly based on the Android 8.1 platform, which includes fixes and additions that ensure seamless operation on x86-based platforms. Universal Android-x86 8.1 Live-builds for x86 32-bit and x86_64 architectures suitable for use on typical laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. In addition, assemblies in the form of rpm-packages are available for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions.

Let's check new features:

  • Support both 64-bit and 32-bit kernel and userspace with latest LTS kernel 4.19.15.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1.
  • Support OpenGL ES 2.0 via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
  • Support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD & G45 graphics family.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • A text based GUI installer.
  • Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Add Taskbar as an alternative launcher which puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen and support freeform window mode.
  • Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. Portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
  • Support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Android-x86 options)
  • Support to upgrade from non-official releases.
  • Add experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Boot via Advanced options -> Vulkan support)
  • Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V.

Get more infoand download links at official website of the project.