Welcome! I am Gianluca Arbezzano.

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15 Jan 2019 Why I speak at conferences

I am over 50 talks! To celebrate this small, personal achievement I decided to write a post about why I speak at conferences even if I am not an evangelist or a proper DevRel.

08 Jan 2019 testcontainer library to programmatically provision integration tests in Go with containers

Provisioning the environment for integration tests is not easy. You need a flexible strategy to build isolated environment per test and to inject the data you need to verify your assertions. I have ported a popular library from Java to Golang called testcontainers. It wraps the Docker API in order to provide a simple test friendly library that you can use to run containers in test cases.

31 Dec 2018 Infrastructure as (real) code

Infrastructure as code today is wrong. Tools like Chef, Helm, Salt, Ansible uses a template engine to make YAML or JSON way to smarter, but comparing this solution with a proper coding language you always miss something. GitOps forces you to stick your infrastructure code in a git repository this is good. But infrastructure as code is way more.

28 Nov 2018 You need an high cardinality database

Monitoring and observability in a dynamic environment on Cloud or Kubernetes is a new challange we are facing and I think the tool that plays a big role is an high cardinality database.

28 Nov 2018 Reactive planning is a cloud native pattern

I discovered how a reactive plan works recently during a major refactoring for a custom orchestrator that we write at InfluxData to serve our SaaS offer. In this article I will explain why I think reactive planning is perfect to build cloud native application like container orchestrators and provisioning tools.