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GitLab, .NET Core, Kubernetes, and Pulumi

This article is a part of the GitLab for .NET developers series. We actively use the modified GitLab AutoDevOps pipeline that supports .NET applications better than the original one. I described our approach in the previous article. GitLab AutoDevOps feature uses Helm and therefore I had to create my own Helm chart with some amendments. However, the cart is still very rigid. Rigidity the common issue with Helm charts and trying to develop a chart to cover a lot of different deviations from the default is a road to hell. [Read More]

Deploying .NET Core apps to Kubernetes with GitLab

This article is a part of the GitLab for .NET developers series. GitLab is the awesome tool that I used in different organisations for years. It is, however, often overlooked in the .NET space. One of the reasons for this is that GtLab was always oriented to more dynamic stacks and .NET used to be quite rigid and enterprise-oriented space. When it comes to continuous delivery, I believe that GitLab is one of the best, if not the best integrated tool on the market today. [Read More]

Overselling Event Sourcing

This post is a part of the Myth Busting series, mainly about all the misconceptions about Event Sourcing here and there. Each post either addresses a common misconception or a particular article on a public resource. I will address specific issues with a given article. You might want to read the original article to get the context. Original article Stop overselling Event Sourcing as the silver bullet to microservice architectures by Oskar uit de Bos [Read More]

Event Sourcing and Microservices

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. Over the last few years, the microservices pattern became known and well-adopted. The promise of microservices is appealing - create small autonomous components, eliminate dependencies, enable team autonomy. Low coupling and high cohesion - the holy grail of software development seems feasible to achieve when using microservices. [Read More]

Projections in Event Sourcing

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. By definition, a projection is a representation of an object using a different perspective. For example, isometric and orthographic projections allow us to represent a 3D object on paper using different points of view. [Read More]

Event Sourcing and CQRS

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. CQRS stands for Command-Query Segregation Principle. Greg Young described (and named) the pattern thoroughly in 2010, but the idea existed way before that time. On a high level, CQRS states the fact that operations that trigger state transitions should be described as commands and any data retrieval that goes beyond the need of the command execution, should be named a query. [Read More]

Entities as event streams

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. In the introduction post, we got an overview of what is Event Sourcing and what the domain event is. In this guide, we can change the way we persist entities using events. [Read More]

Event Sourcing basics

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. What is Event Sourcing Event Sourcing is an alternative way to persist data. In contrast with state-oriented persistence that only keeps the latest version of the entity state, Event Sourcing stores each state mutation as a separate record called an event. [Read More]

Global event stream

This post is a part of the Event Sourcing introduction series that I wrote for Event Store. All the articles are available in the Event Store Blog, along with other great articles about Event Sourcing. The previous post describes projection basics. However, subscribing to a single event stream that represents an entity (for example) isn’t useful. The projection code can handle any event that comes from the domain model and build sophisticated read models that serve a variety of needs. [Read More]

Deploy GitLab CE on a new AKS cluster

Update: GitLab currently has a choice of cloud-native Helm charts, which might be more actual than using this recipe. Check this page to find out more. I would like to share my experience to create a small Kubernetes cluster on Azure Container Service (AKS Preview) and deploy GitLab CE there using the Helm chart. Creating a cluster in AKS should be an easy task but sometimes things don’t go at they suppose to. [Read More]