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Configuring Kubernetes with Solvent

We've recently been making the rounds showing how Solvent can help with tackling complex configurations often expressed in JSON or YAML.

Kubernetes and other solutions that rely heavily on declarative configurations are ideal candidates for Solvent.

Demo to the Kubernetes SIG Apps group




Demo to the Kubernetes Community



There is an online demo; for anyone who wants login info send an email to ekemokai using google's email service.

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This post is basically a pitch I send to folks whom I think will be interested in a modern approach to configuration management. I am posting it here so I can refer people to it without sending them a long email.
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One of the features of the Solvent (formerly HiveMind) platform is a smart object technology that solves the problem of dealing with hierarchical configuration information often represented in formats Like YAML,JSON, Java Properties,XML...etc

The smart object technology allows developers/users to directly construct object graphs of any complexity. Once you have the actual object graph you can reverse the process back to representation in any one of the formats mentioned above.


I have setup a demo instance for trying it out @ http://demo.crudzilla.com:7000

Login with login info I sent you.

Be nice, you have full system access :)

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Navigate to: /com/crudzilla/betaApp/we…

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We've changed the name of the platform from HiveMind to Solvent. The idea behind the HiveMind name was that the platform is meant to rely on components built by developers across the web to enable the quick composition of web applications. 
HiveMind is not a bad name and in fact has proven to be quite catchy, however we think a more evocative name would work better. We've spent time toying around with different names, we were not interested in a meaningless word so the name needed to be a real word that has meaning that could be tied to what the platform is, it also needed to have a nice ring to it.
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A solvent (from the Latinsolvō, "loosen, untie, solve") is a substance that dissolves a solute (a chemically distinct liquid, solid or gas), resulting in a solution.
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