Simplifying Kubernetes With Docker Compose and Friends

Today we’re happy to announce we’re open sourcing our support for using Docker Compose on Kubernetes. We’ve had this capability in Docker Enterprise for a little while but as of today, you will be able to use this on any Kubernetes cluster you choose.

Why Do I Need Compose If I Already Have Kubernetes?

The Kubernetes API is really quite large. There are more than 50 first-class objects in the latest release, from Pods and Deployments to ValidatingWebhookConfiguration and ResourceQuota. This can lead to a verbosity in configuration, which then needs to be managed by you, the developer. Let’s look at a concrete example of that.

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ByteDance to compete with WeChat by launching messaging app

Flipchat could be ByteDance’s effort to tap the home turf of Tencent in social networking. Original Link

Baidu-backed Haokan Video blocked from WeChat Moments

China’s booming short video services are quickly eating up the time netizens spend on WeChat. Original Link

Netflix unveils its first SA original series

Netflix is working to release its first-ever South African – and African – original television series, it was reported on Monday. Original Link

Meet the CEO: BitCo’s Jarryd Chatz

Meet the CEO is a regular feature on TechCentral that introduces our readers to the people behind the news. Our latest interview in the series is with BitCo CEO Jarryd Chatz. Original Link

Half the world is now online, ITU says

For the first time, half the world is now connected to the Internet, the International Telecommunication Union said at the weekend. Original Link

Liquid Telecom to invest R5.6-billion in Egypt expansion

The pan-African telecommunications group said on Monday it plans to invest $400-million in network infrastructure and data centres in Egypt following the completion of its “Cape to Cairo” link. Original Link

FirstRand takes a leaf from Amazon’s book

FirstRand is emulating with a digital offering that will span everything from insurance, car licence renewals to locating plumbing services as the South African bank chases new revenue sources. Original Link

Edge going Chromium could harm Firefox: Mozilla

Microsoft is handing over control of people’s online life to Google, leading rival Mozilla has claimed following news that the tech giant is to drop its own Web browser technology for Google’s. Original Link

President accepts resignations of four SABC board members

President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted the resignations of four board members of the financially distressed SABC, placing pressure on parliament to appoint replacements on an urgent basis. Original Link

Online home leasing platform Ziroom in court for ‘formaldehyde’ apartments

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ziroom faces court cases in relation to alleged elevated levels of formaldehyde in its rental properties. Original Link

JD Finance mobile app pulled from iOS App Store

Reading Time: 1 minute Less than two weeks ago, more than 700 mobile apps were removed from Apple’s App Store in China. Original Link

Police arrest suspect in WeChat ransomware attack

Reading Time: 1 minute In June 2018, he allegedly created malware capable of stealing Alipay passwords to transfer a victim’s funds.  Original Link

Eskom ‘should consider selling’ Medupi, Kusile

Eskom should consider selling two coal-fired plants that rank among the world’s biggest to repair the state-owned utility’s finances, according to the head of South Africa’s biggest bank by market value. Original Link

Gordhan cracks the whip at Eskom: ‘We have to serve SA better’

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday announced immediate plans to put an end to the load shedding that has been a daily occurrence countrywide since 29 November. Original Link

Caught in the cross-fire between US and China, Huawei responds to CFO’s arrest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Huawei slams US government for being unreasonable, says it will not change its relationship global supply chain partners. Original Link

Bitcoin’s nightmare year gets even worse

Cryptocurrencies continued their slide with a fresh bout of losses on Friday after the SEC dashed hopes that a bitcoin exchange-traded fund would appear before the end of this year. Original Link

Vodacom welcomes arrests after store trashed

Vodacom on Thursday welcomed arrests made in connection with the ransacking and looting of a franchise store in Polokwane in Limpopo at the weekend. Original Link

This Week in Spring: Spring Tips, Releases, and Tutorials

Hi, Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Today, I concluded my brief time in Paris, France, for the epic SpringOne Tour event, and I’ll be off to Milan, Italy, in about 12 hours where I’ll be speaking at the Milano JUG Wednesday night. Ci saro presto, Milano!

Tomorrow, we’ll have the first installment of season 5 of Spring Tips available, so be sure to check this space soon and every Wednesday until we’ve exhausted all 11 episodes!

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Smart-lock maker’s bomb disposal ad sparks public backlash

Angry netizens ask how government supervision departments could allow such content to circulate in public. Original Link

Telkom said to be mulling second bid for Cell C

Telkom is considering making an offer to buy a majority stake in Cell C that would lead to a combination of South Africa’s third- and fourth-largest mobile phone companies, according to people familiar with the matter. Original Link

Farzam Ehsani reveals new crypto venture VALR

Former blockchain lead at RMB Farzam Ehsani has revealed details about his new venture, VALR, a digital asset trading platform in South Africa, which is being launched in partnership with Bittrex. Original Link

Microsoft to rebuild Edge with Chrome technology

Microsoft is giving into the power of Google Chrome by adopting the same technology behind the rival Web browser into its struggling Edge browser. Original Link

Internet Solutions invests R500-million in new data centre

Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions said on Wednesday that it is investing half a billion rand in a new, state-of-the-art data centre facility in Johannesburg. Original Link

This Week in Spring: Spring Cloud, Releases, Tutorials, and More

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week, I’m in Marrakesh, Morocco, for the epic Devoxx MA talking about all things Spring and cloud with my friends — Google’s Ray Tsang and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges. Then tomorrow, it’s off to Bern and Zurich Switzerland for the local JUGs there. Also, I’m doing a live training on Safari — "Bootiful Kotlin," too.

As usual, we’ve got a ton of things to cover, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring: Spring Cloud, Releases, Tutorials, and More

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week, I’m in Marrakesh, Morocco, for the epic Devoxx MA talking about all things Spring and cloud with my friends — Google’s Ray Tsang and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges. Then tomorrow, it’s off to Bern and Zurich Switzerland for the local JUGs there. Also, I’m doing a live training on Safari — "Bootiful Kotlin," too.

As usual, we’ve got a ton of things to cover, so let’s get to it!

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South Africa emerges from recession

South Africa emerged from its first recession in almost a decade in the third quarter as recoveries in manufacturing and agriculture contributed to an increase in economic growth. Original Link

Video platform Youku’s head Yang Weidong under investigation

It is still unclear to what extent Yang’s case will influence Alibaba’s recent operations in related fields. Original Link

Vodacom, EFF issue terse joint statement after store rampage

Vodacom and the Economic Freedom Fighters have issued a terse joint statement after alleged supporters of the radical-left political party were involved in trashing various cellular stores around the country. Original Link

Some ofo users unable to apply for in-app deposit refunds

ofo says the claims are untrue but admits to graying out the refund button to retain users. Original Link

In photos: Vodacom World relaunched

After nine months of work, Vodacom on Monday took the wraps off the revamped Vodacom World retail facility at its head office in Midrand, Johannesburg. Here’s what it looks like. Original Link

Vodacom shuts some stores after violent incident

Vodacom is keeping some of its South African franchise stores shut after members of opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters allegedly vandalised outlets in protest of an image of their leaders at an event hosted by the wireless carrier. Original Link

Android rivals to boast 5G long before Apple’s iPhone

Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people familiar with its plans. Original Link

DStv Now finally gets an Xbox app

MultiChoice’s streaming video platform, DStv Now, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles, the broadcaster said on Monday. Original Link

ofo partners with nine online lenders amid cash strain

The company reportedly inked the deals at 10% to 20% below the going price for acquiring new users. Original Link

Q&A with Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk

Naspers published interim results on Friday for the six months ended 30 September 2018. TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod spoke to group CEO Bob van Dijk on various aspects of the JSE-listed media and technology giant’s latest financial report. Original Link

Thugs target Vodacom store, assaulting three women

Three women were assaulted by thugs – apparently supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters – at a Vodacom franchise store at the Mall of the North in Polokwane on Sunday. Original Link

Free data for Cell C clients after ‘unprecedented’ outage

Cell C’s network was down for more than two hours on Saturday after Eskom load shedding caused the air conditioning to fail in a key data centre. Original Link

Eskom rescue plan to be launched only next year

Eskom expects to launch its turnaround strategy in 2019 after at least two delays of its much-anticipated recovery plan, as power cuts blanket the nation. Original Link

Naspers eyeing ‘significant’ acquisitions

Naspers has its sights set on acquisitions as it targets “significant investments” for its $10-billion cash pile in the next couple of months, chief financial officer Basil Sgourdos said. Original Link

Naspers earnings rise as classifieds business turns first profit

Naspers first-half earnings climbed 39% as it made further progress in turning a profit at its myriad Internet businesses, it said on Friday. Original Link