Surprisingly easy: Anchore Engine for container vulnerability scanning in a Jenkins pipeline running on Kubernetes

Maarten Smeets

Anchore Engine is a popular open source tool for container image inspection and vulnerability scanning. It is easily integrated in a Kubernetes environment as an admission controller or in a Jenkins build pipeline using a plugin. A while ago I took a look at Anchore Engine and created a small introductory presentation and Katacoda scenario for […]

Java Microservices: What do you need to tweak to optimize throughput and response times?

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Performance tuning usually goes something like followed: a performance problem occurs an experienced person knows what is probably the cause and suggests a specific change baseline performance is determined, the change is applied, and performance is measured again if the performance has improved compared to the baseline, keep the change, […]

Minikube on KVM on Linux Mint 19.1

Maarten Smeets

In a previous blog post I wrote about running Minikube on Windows. I ended with the suggestion that getting Minikube working might be much easier on Linux. Thus I installed Linux Mint (as dual-boot) on my laptop and gave it a shot. The steps I took to get it working […]

VirtualBox networking explained

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VirtualBox networking is extremely flexible. With this flexibility comes the challenge of making the correct choices. In this blog, the different options are explained and some example use cases are elaborated. Access between guests, host and other members of the network is explained and the required configuration is shown. This […]