Our extensive documentation library offers in-depth tutorials on everything from Linux basics to scaling complex applications in the cloud. Here are some of the latest guides recommended by our technical writing team, including using Nomad for container orchestration as an alternative to Ruby on Rails, creating symlinks on Linux, and more.
Serverless and containers
Both serverless and containerized development are designed to abstract the virtual machine away so developers don’t have to worry too much about the underlying infrastructure. In this guide, we’ll explore the key differences between his event-driven serverless architecture and portable containers that have everything you need to run your application.
How to design a serverless application
Serverless is a bit of a misnomer. A serverless application still requires a server and hardware to run the application code. However, serverless embraces microservices that abstract application layers from each other to improve scalability, failover, and collaboration. This guide describes key differentiators and provides an overview for analyzing application requirements to assess whether a serverless architecture is right for you.
How to use Nomad for container orchestration
Hashicorp Nomad is an open source container orchestrator and scheduler. Follow this guide to deploy a Nomad instance (including via the Marketplace app) or set up a Nomad cluster using Terraform and start scheduling jobs using the Nomad interface.
Kubernetes vs Nomad
Both Kubernetes and Nomad are declarative and portable tools for orchestrating containerized workloads, but factors such as team size and preference for using managed services will determine which is a better fit. . Learn the main similarities and differences in case you decide to use one over the other.
How to use Nomad with Kubernetes
For more complex workloads that require fine-tuned control, Nomad and Kubernetes work well together for parallel orchestration. This guide will walk you through deploying his Kubernetes cluster using LKE, installing Nomad using kubectl, and running Nomad jobs.
How to use the Phoenix framework
Like Django or Ruby on Rails, phoenix Elixir’s web framework for building APIs and interactive web applications. Elixir shares syntactical similarities with Ruby while improving application performance.
How to create a Linux symlink
A symbolic link (symlink) creates a named reference to a file, directory, or other Linux file system object. Symbolic links can be used to specify directories and to modify and manage files in copies of entire directories. Symbolic links are definitely useful, but they can also clutter your directory if overused. If necessary, follow other guides to remove symlinks and identify symlink strings.
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