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Golden Testing Helm Charts

We love tests at Twingate. When working on the Twingate’s helm charts repository I wanted to incorporate testing like we do with other code. For a long time our release process requires a long process of manual testing - every change to the chart’s templates required a manual process of testing the chart with various inputs to make sure it still works as expected.

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Zero Downtime Django (gunicorn) Deployments on GKE

We recently switched to Twingate’s GKE load balancer to use Google’s new Container-native load balancer. The premise was good - LB talks directly to pods and saves an extra network hops, (with classic LB, traffic goes from LB to a GKE node which then, based on iptables configured by kube-proxy, get routed to the pod) and should perform better, support more features, and in general we’d rather be on google’s maintained side and not on legacy tech.