- I’m Navendu, and welcome to my brain dump.
- I write about my work and life as an open source contributor/maintainer (what am I doing now?).
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Hands-On: Custom Plugins in APISIX Ingress
A hands-on tutorial on using custom APISIX Plugins in Kubernetes environments with APISIX Ingress.
Comparing Kubernetes Gateway and Ingress APIs
Exploring the new Kubernetes Gateway API and comparing it with the existing Kubernetes Ingress API for handling external traffic.
How I Ask Questions as a Software Engineer
I ask a lot of questions to my peers and to strangers on public forums in the internet. This year, I have been trying to improve this process to ask better questions. Here is how I do it.
An Introduction to Monitoring Microservices with Prometheus and Grafana
This tutorial walks you through setting up monitoring on a microservice application using Prometheus and Grafana.
Best Practices for Building Reliable APIs
As the size of your APIs increase, the need for making them reliable and robust also increases. This article discusses the best practices for designing reliable APIs by introducing you to a special kind of reverse proxies called API gateways.
Write Stuff Down
Writing as a way to think clearly and articulate your thoughts.
Hands-On: Kubernetes Gateway API With APISIX Ingress
A hands-on tutorial on using the new Kubernetes Gateway API with Apache APISIX Ingress.
On Open Source Communities
A note on the role of communities in open source.
ChatGPT Explained by ChatGPT
A conversation with ChatGPT about ChatGPT. Who are you?
Hands-On: Extending Apache APISIX Ingress with Annotations, CRDs, and Plugins
A hands-on tutorial on leveraging the full features provided by APISIX in Kubernetes Ingress.
Signed Commits and Encrypted Communication with GPG Keys
Exploring how symmetric-key and public-key cryptography works by using GPG keys to sign commits and send encrypted messages.
Retro Gaming With RetroPie, GPi CASE 2, and a Raspberry Pi
A complete tutorial on how to set up RetroPie and play retro games on a GPi CASE 2 with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 under the hood.
No Thanks, Crypto, UPI Already Solved Digital Payments
Cryptocurrencies are trying to be a solution to a financial problem that does not exist. UPI solved digital payments years ago.
My Reasonable Birthday Goals
Evaluating where I am and deciding where I want to be next.
A Quick Start Guide for Mastodon
Learn to get up and running with the microblogging platform everyone is talking about.
You Might Need a College Degree for a Programming Job
Many companies and tech gurus claim you don’t need a college degree for a programming job. But here’s why you might want to get one regardless.
Hands-On: Canary Release in Kubernetes With Apache APISIX Ingress
A hands-on, from-scratch tutorial on setting up canary releases in Kubernetes with Apache APISIX Ingress.
Lessons Learned From Three Years of Open Source Contributions
Insights from my three year journey as an open source contributor.
My Blog Setup and Writing Process
I’ve been writing blogs for almost three years now. Recently, I’ve been putting a lot of effort into building and maintaining my blog. This article documents my blog setup and my writing process from idea to publishing.
Hands-On: Set Up Ingress on Kubernetes With Apache APISIX Ingress Controller
A tutorial on using Ingress in your Kubernetes cluster with Apache APISIX.
How the LFX Mentorship Program Helped Me Level-Up My Career
Sharing how I got involved in the LFX Mentorship Program and its life-changing impact on my career and personal life.
Adding Diagrams to Your Hugo Blog With Mermaid
This article shows how you can add diagrams to your Hugo site with Mermaid.
How and Why I Migrated My Blog From Github Pages to Netlify
This blog is now deployed on Netlify. Here is how and why I did it.
Why Developers Should Blog
I have been blogging ever since I started out as a software engineer. Here is why you should do it too.
Key Takeaways from Morgan Housel's "The Psychology of Money"
Key takeaways from Morgan Housel’s international bestseller “The Psychology of Money”—brief and to the point.
Everything you Need to Know About Google Summer of Code (GSoC): Important Dates, Eligibility, Application, Getting Selected and Other Tips
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a great way to start contributing to open source while getting paid to do so. This article dives deep into everything GSoC from the application procedure to tips from real experience on being successful
Contributing to Documentation in Open-Source
Contributing to documentation is really impactful for an open-source project. It can also be a stepping stone to make code contributions. Learn how.
Webinar: Non-Code Contributions to Open-Source
Key takeaways and resources from Navendu’s talk on Non-Code Contributions to Open-Source.
Building Your Career in Open-Source
My experience from a new programmer to working in open-source full time.
Non-Code Contributions to Open Source
As open source becomes the default way to build software, contributions required to create, manage, and sustain projects go beyond code. This article teaches you to make non-code contributions.
Pull Requests Like a PRO
Tips to make High-Quality Pull Requests.
20+ Open Source Internship Programs You Can Apply To (Updated for 2023)
A curated list of open source internship programs with all the necessary details.
CNCF Webinar: Meshery, the Service Mesh Manager
This CNCF Webinar introduces Meshery, the open source, service mesh management plane that enables the adoption, operation, and management of any service mesh and their workloads.
How to write an Awesome README
A comprehensive guide to writing README that stands out and makes people go WOW!