Plural Update October 2022
During the past two months we've been heads down improving our application and documentation for users. Here's what we did.
Here’s what we have shipped the last two months.
We’re excited to announce the release of Plural Stacks, a new installation option that allows for the deployment of useful application combinations with a single command. Check out our Data, DevOps, and Security stacks in the Plural marketplace.
We added some style improvements, as well as an extension for advanced users on Configuring External dns for your cluster.
Improvements and bug fixes
- You can now easily recover your encryption key when changing to a new machine.
- OAuth settings are now properly applied.
- Running `plural build` with OIDC is now more stable.
- The Plural application has been fully updated to use the new design direction.
- We made various visual improvements to app.plural.sh and the marketplace.
- We finished onboarding YugabyteDB, which allows for a sharded Postgres thing, zone-aware replication. We also made multi-zone setup automated out of the box and enabled zone-aware replication.
In the past two months, we onboarded six new applications:
Growthbook is a product development platform for feature flagging and A/B testing that integrates with your existing data stack.
MongoDB is a scalable NoSQL document-oriented database that supports transactional, search, analytics, and mobile use cases through a common query interface.
Ray is a feature-rich compute framework that makes it easy to build, deploy, and scale AI and Python workloads.
Reloader is a Kubernetes controller to watch changes in ConfigMap and Secrets and do rolling upgrades on Pods with their associated DeploymentConfigs, Deployments, Daemonsets, Statefulsets, and Rollouts.
Touca is an automated continuous regression testing system that helps engineering teams rapidly compare different versions of software workflows.
YugabyteDB is a high-performance transactional distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications.
We published 7 articles in August and September:
Our CTO, Michael Guarino, talks about the key missing functionality of Kubernetes StatefulSets.
Abhi Vaidyanatha, Plural’s Head of Community, dives into the facets of a Day 2 Kubernetes solution.
Michael outlines the benefits and constraints of deploying open-source applications on Kubernetes, and how Plural specifically solves these constraints.
Abhi reflects on his conversations with dozens of engineering leaders over the past year about the reasons they’re using Kubernetes and the challenges they’re facing.
Abhi breaks down a step-by-step guide to installing Kubescape, the multi-cloud Kubernetes single pane of glass, using Plural.
Abhi sits down to interview Troy Yang, a Senior Software Engineer at Dignify Health and Plural power user, to learn a little more about his day-to-day interests.
Michael gives an interesting look into one of Plural’s latest experiments - running a self-hosted Minecraft server on Kubernetes.
Since our last newsletter, we’ve had more than 100 new members join our Discord, bringing membership to over 350.
Check out our new community page.
New Team Members
Sam has spent the last 6.5 years in both user-facing and product roles at Palantir. She’s excited to bring her expertise in working with users to build reliable, fully-featured solutions to Plural.
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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