Here's what we were up to as a team in the month of November.

Plural Update November 2022

November was a busy month for our team. Here’s what the Plural team shipped to the product during the month of November.

Sam Bolian
Sam Bolian

November was a busy month for our team. Here’s what we shipped during November.

New homepage

The messaging on our website has been updated to better illustrate the value we provide to engineers. To better explain how Plural enables you to go from zero to hero, we added a "How Plural Works" section.

Plural AI command

We shipped the `plural ai` subcommand, which uses GPT-3 to provide answers to basic-level help questions. This subcommand is comparable to an in-product "Google search" experience. In the future, we plan to reinforce the models with our help messaging history, discord chats, and application documentation to provide a fully-fledged AI assistant for using Plural.

Documentation Overhaul

We reorganized our documentation to make it easier to find what you are looking for. We also added:

  • Individual documentation pages for each onboarded application. These pages provide all the documentation you will need for configuring applications on Plural. In the future, we’ll be filling these pages with application-specific guides and tips.
  • Our managing applications section provides all of the guides you’ll need for the day-to-day management of your installed Plural applications.
  • Documentation for managing Plural Git repositories. Throughout these guides, you’ll learn how to set up a GitOps workflow with Plural, the anatomy of your Plural workspace, and how to share Git repositories with your colleagues.

Improvements and bug fixes

  • We upgraded our Cloud Shell to use Screen instead of Tmux, allowing for fewer bugs and the ability to copy and paste(which was previously not possible in our Cloud Shell.)
  • We upgraded Dagster, Hasura, and Redis
  • We upgrade Airbyte to version 0.40.X
  • Added call to setupShell before entering the cloud shell to properly message setup errors.
  • We released a way to back up encryption keys to Plural which should make the process of sharing and managing keys less DIY.

New Applications

Be on the lookout for new applications dropping soon. Wanna suggest an application to add to our marketplace? Head over to our GitHub to submit your idea and a member of our team will follow up shortly.


We published three articles and appeared in three separate vlogs.

Our CEO, Samuel Weaver sat down with Troy Yang a Sr. Software Engineer at Dignifi Health to discuss how they built their application monitoring stack on Plural.

How DignifiHealth Built Their Monitoring Stack on Plural
DignifiHealth chose Plural to help with the deployment and maintenance of open-source applications in production.

Abhi sits down to interview Joey Taleño who's been a champion and early adopter of Plural over the last few months, to learn a little more about his day-to-day interests.

Featured Open-Sourcerer: Joey Taleño
This month I talked to Joey Taleño who’s been a champion and early adopter of Plural over the last few months.

Abhi breaks down some of the most common Kubernetes terms used by K8 developers and provides some insight into How Kubernetes works and why your organization can benefit from switching to the powerful tool.

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Kubernetes Terminology
There are many Kubernetes terms that may be unfamiliar to you. This article will cover some of the most common Kubernetes terms used by K8 devs.

Kunal Kushawa hosts a Youtube series called Open-Source Cafe. In this episode, he interviewed Abhi at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2022. The two discussed the challenges in building scalable and reliable infrastructure and how Plural solves those challenges.

Talking Tech With at KubeCon
In this episode of the Open Source Cafe, I interviewed Abhi from Plural at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2022 where we discussed about building infrastructure,...

Our CTO and Co-Founder, Michael Guarino sat down with Bart Farrell of the DOK Community to discuss why Kubernetes statefulsets are broken and what the K8 community can do to improve Kubernetes' ability to run stateful workloads.

Are StatefulSets broken? Michael Guarino, CTO of
Are StatefulSets broken? Michael Guarino is no stranger to Kubernetes, and he’s seen how it has developed over time to be “friendlier” when it comes to runni...

Our Head of Design, Cris Dobbins appeared on an episode of Café Jana to discuss her experience in building developer brands.

Café Jana featuring Cris Dobbins, design leader
Cris Dobbins is a design leader specializing in creating developer experiences.

Community Growth

Since our last newsletter, we’ve had 72 new members join our Discord, bringing our membership to 422.

Check out our new community page.

Connect with us

If you love what we’re doing and want to join our team, head over to our careers page! If you don’t see your role there or want to come hang out with us, feel free to reach out to us on our Discord!

If you haven’t already, check out the project on GitHub (drop us a star ⭐ if you’re feeling generous), and stay up to date with what we’re up to on our Twitter account.

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