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Celebrating the Spirit of the Christmas Season with Capstone IT

Celebrating the Spirit of the Christmas Season with Capstone IT

Christmas is a time of real joy and deep meaning for billions of people all over the world, where we honor the birth of Jesus the Savior King more than 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. In addition to the true spirit of the season, it’s also an opportunity to honor the incredible people in our lives and celebrate the virtuous acts done by our brothers and sisters in the community. So, here are the people and organizations that continue to inspire us this Christmas season.

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Capstone IT Earns Local Recognition for World-Class Service in 2021 Best of Omaha Results

Capstone IT Earns Local Recognition for World-Class Service in 2021 Best of Omaha Results

Capstone IT, an Omaha-based provider of specialized IT staffing services and technology solutions nationwide, is proud to announce their ranking among the 2021 Best of Omaha winners. This is the fifth year in a row they earned recognition from Omaha Magazine in the category of Employers – Less Than 100 Employees, reflecting Capstone’s commitment to serve people and businesses through the power of technology.

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3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

The ability of any business to survive a major crisis – whether economic, geopolitical, and/or public health – depends on attracting and retaining incredible people. Only when employees are thinking of solutions that will take their employers through the eye of the storm will businesses withstand the worst of the prevailing rough waters.

Since the turbulence of events like the COVID-19 pandemic or other crises often influence the talent pool, it’s essential for executives and senior management to adjust their talent acquisition strategies to new circumstances and standards. Here is what you need to know about the impact of the coronavirus on IT employment – and what your business can do to maintain a healthy talent pipeline now and in the future.

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Capstone IT Ranks on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Capstone IT, nationwide provider of specialized IT staffing services and technology solutions, is delighted to announce their ranking in Inc. magazine’s 2020 Inc. 5000, the most prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small business. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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How Pods access Kubernetes DNS in Docker EE, part one

Service discovery is one of the important benefits of using a container/Pod orchestrator. When you create a Service in Kubernetes, controllers running behind the scenes create an entry in Kubernetes DNS records. Then other applications deployed in the cluster can look up the Service using its name. Kubernetes also configures routing within the cluster to send traffic for the Service to the Service’s ephemeral endpoint Pods.

Understanding Kubernetes DNS configuration and related traffic flow will help you troubleshoot problems accessing the cluster’s DNS from Pods. This is part one of a two-part deep-dive into how Kubernetes does this under the hood. In part one of this blog, we will look at how Kubernetes sets up DNS resolution for containers in Pods. In part two, we will look at how network traffic flows from containers in Pods for user workloads to the Pods providing DNS functionality. We’re going to use Kubernetes running under Docker Enterprise Edition for our examples in this blog.

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Kubeman on aisle K8S

I rarely go to Walmart and I definitely never thought I’d be going to Walmart for technology tools, advice, etc. However, thanks to Aymen EL Amri’s great curated weekly email, Kaptain, on all things Kubernetes, see https://www.faun.dev/, I ran across a great tool from Walmart Labs called Kubeman. If you are managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, and that’s almost always the case if you’re using Kubernetes, Kubeman is a tool you need to consider for troubleshooting. In addition to making it easier to investigate issues across multiple Kubernetes clusters, it understands an Istio service mesh as well.

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Getting Tomcat logs from Kubernetes pods

I have been working with a client recently on getting Tomcat access and error logs from Kubernetes pods into Elasticsearch and visible in Kibana. As I started to look at the problem and saw Elastic Stack 7.5.0 released, it also seemed like a good idea to move them up to the latest release. And, now that Helm 3 has been released and no longer requires Tiller, using the Elastic Stack Kubernetes Helm Charts to manage their installs made a lot of sense.

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Dynamically Configure reCaptcha Site Key

I’ve recently been working on a new web portal and ran into a problem of trying to figure out how to dynamically configure the reCaptcha site key.

It is a basic single page application (SPA) utilizing the Angular web framework (with component based development) written using Typescript (love it!) and decorated using Bootstrap CSS (can’t live without it!). The frontend Angular application is served up from the backend Java SpringBoot. application And, the whole thing is deploy in Docker containers to a Docker Swarm cluster.

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I have a lot to be thankful for

In the days leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, I want to talk about being thankful.  This is not your typical tech blog post.

Today my wife Sharon and I both went outside into the front garden to trim back the shrubs, prune the rose bushes, and remove all the debris from our summer plants.  It was a pleasant afternoon with a cool breeze in the air.  The sun shone on my back and warmed me as I worked.  With a pair of leather gloves and some pruning shears in hand, we made short work of the fall garden cleanup.  Sharon and I enjoy our time together and especially working together on our property.

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What is Container Orchestration – Kubernetes Version?

In a previous post, What is Container Orchestration?, I explained container orchestration using some examples based on Docker Swarm. While Docker Swarm is undeniably easier to both use and explain, Kubernetes is by far the most prevalent container orchestrator today. So, I’m going to go through the same examples from that previous post but, this time, use Kubernetes. One of the great things about Docker Enterprise is it supports both Swarm and Kubernetes so I didn’t have to change my infrastructure at all.

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