Everybody Likes Their Lego

Episode 15 · 4 December 2021 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

The problem: We broke Warnar.


/kəmˈplɛksət̮i/ noun

the state of being formed of many parts; the state of being difficult to understand

It seems to be commonly-held in some circles that tools like Kubernetes bring with them a lot of complexity. "We'll never need those - we're not Google-scale!"

Well, how true is that? What complexity do orchestration tools bring to the table, and where are the trade-offs? Is there actually complexity there, or just the perception of complexity? Can you achieve the same stuff with a couple of VMs and a load balancer?

And most importantly: after this episode, will Warnar ever be the same man again?

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