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Using Acorn secrets in the Voting App

Using Acorn secrets in the Voting App

In the previous article of the series we described the Voting App in an Acornfile and ran it in a demo cluster. As a reminder, we ended up with the following Acornfile: Specification of the VotingApp in a simple Acornfile If you look at how the username and password...

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What’s New in v0.4.0

What’s New in v0.4.0

Once again, we're excited to announce a new release of Acorn, packed with new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Let's jump right into what this release has to offer. Let's Encrypt Certificates for Custom Domains In our last release, we introduced turnkey TLS...

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Introducing Acorn VS Code Extension

Introducing Acorn VS Code Extension

After Acorn launched earlier this year, our community quickly asked for a Visual Studio Code extension. We set out to make working with Acorn without leaving VS Code possible. After hearing that feedback, we are excited to announce our first published release of the...

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Deploying the Voting App with Acorn

Deploying the Voting App with Acorn

In this series of articles we will use a sample microservice application and show how we can build / run / package and distribute it using Acorn. The current article (first in the series) will introduce our demo application and show how it can be defined and run...

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Introducing Acorn Encrypted Secrets

Introducing Acorn Encrypted Secrets

Automating deployments always has friction when it comes to secrets management. GitOps, the Kubernetes way of automating deployments, is driven by changes to files in a Git repository containing all of the manifests. But what about secrets? When it comes to passwords,...

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Consuming Vault Secrets in Acorn Apps

Consuming Vault Secrets in Acorn Apps

Intro In this post I will discuss one of the many ways to use Hashicorp's Vault in a Kubernetes environment with Acorn. Vault is a very popular tool used to secure, store, and tightly control access to passwords and other sensitive data. Vault can be used on premise...

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What’s new in v0.3.0

What’s new in v0.3.0

Just over a month ago we released v0.2.0 of Acorn and today we are announcing v0.3.0. If you haven't guessed, we're targeting a monthly release cycle. You can check out the full release notes or read on for the feature highlights of the release. Encrypting and...

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What’s new in v0.2.0

What’s new in v0.2.0

Today we released v0.2.0 of Acorn. You can check it out here or just follow our installation guide to get the latest version. Our initial release was one month ago. Since then, we've made five v0.1.x patch releases to address minor bugs and improvements, but v0.2.0...

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Getting Started with Acorn and Amazon EKS

Getting Started with Acorn and Amazon EKS

This guide will help you to deploy a sample application using Acorn on top of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). At the end of this tutorial, you will have a running app that you can manage using Acorn CLI. Prerequisites Before starting this tutorial, you...

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Integrating Acorn into CI/CD workflows

Integrating Acorn into CI/CD workflows

In our first meetup, we introduced everyone to Acorn, a new, open-source application packaging and deployment framework for Kubernetes.    This month, we’ll be demonstrating how to use Acorn in CI/CD workflows. By attending the meetup you will...

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How we’re using Acorn here at Acorn Labs

How we’re using Acorn here at Acorn Labs

At Acorn Labs, we believe in eating our own dogfood and we've been doing it since our very first release. To support our DNS feature, we've deployed a publicly accessible service to create and manage DNS entries for Acorn applications. This service is a great use-case...

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Recording: Our first Acorn Meetup

Recording: Our first Acorn Meetup

Today we hosted our first Acorn meetup, where Acorn Labs co-founders Shannon Williams and Darren Shepherd explained Acorn and did a deep dive into the project. They discuss how Acorn works, what goes in an Acornfile, and how Acorn compares to other packaging...

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Getting started with Acorn and WordPress

Getting started with Acorn and WordPress

Intro WordPress is one of the most popular CMS systems on the internet, so this is the obligatory running WordPress with Acorn blog. In this post we are going to walk through building an Acorn image that has mariadb and wordpress and running it on a Kubernetes...

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Introducing Acorn

Introducing Acorn

Today I’d like to announce Acorn, an application packaging and deployment framework for Kubernetes. Acorn aims to complete the original vision of containers enabled by Docker and Kubernetes. When I jumped on the Docker bandwagon nine years ago my favorite thing was...

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