I was recently trying to follow the instructions in the tutorial by Mesosphere detailing how to run Kubernetes on Mesos on the Google Cloud Platform. The tutorial (At time of writing) did not quite work for me out the box and I had to make a few adjustments to get it working. This simply details a few of the extra steps I needed to take to get this setup working for me.
From the movie Meet the Parents, the “circle of trust” quote is amongst other things, used to infer that you can only really be part of the family once you are inside “the circle of trust”. NoSQL vendors are desperate to attain a greater de facto acceptance as heavyweights and household names to be relied on in the broader software development community, and especially in the lucrative enterprise space. To this end, there appears to be a courting of a few of the battle hardened supporters from the RDBMS world with the lure of “some sort of familiarity” to their current known world in order to help try and break into this circle of trust.
Over my years of consulting and working with people, building, and developing stuff, I have inevitably built up some views over what I feel works, what doesn’t, and, more often than not, come to understand that things don’t quite work in the way I thought they did! Initially centred around tech and development, but evolving to include general life lessons as well, I decided to share some of my realisations in the form of some short and sweet, value-based resolution statements for this inaugural post.