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Stateful App Development with Acorn

Stateful App Development with Acorn

Building applications that leverage stateful databases can be complicated for teams using Kubernetes. The intricacies of PVs, PVCs, and StatefulSets can be difficult to understand and use properly. With Acorn, we've simplified stateful application deployments, 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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