In this article we look at Istio’s load balancing features plus the Kiali and Grafana add ons.

We will be using WSL2 Ubuntu 20.04, in Windows 10, Docker Desktop with Kubernetes and K9s.

Assuming you already have WSL2 and Ubuntu 20.04 installed.

Start Docker desktop (see link below for how…

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X from where you are would you believe
Logic the facts and nature say thus
Are you so angry when I so insist
I can only from another X exist

Y or Y are you too the stubborn same
How dare you switch in all my cells
Do they say you are…

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In the night the bats do fly
They need no eyes to see
All around is all but sound

Morning comes the day does break
See them hanging on the tree
Heads all bowed to the ground

In the night the owl hoots
Echoes chill the silent woods
Wisely hear as it…

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Ages ago, someplace far, a different world and different sense. We would play marbles in the dust. Make some hole and with hand and finger try and hit the opponents one. One hand, two, fire.

An African sun and dry earth was made for children to play and run. Those…

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The lights were bright looking up
You will feel a slow icy tingling
Up your arm and around your neck

I was awake just enough to say OK
Didn’t have time to say thank you good bye
I was gone gone gone

Next second, minute, hour in another place
The work…


S. Ramjee

Beauty I see
Sets apart ugliness

Soft gentle fragile
Fragrant vibrant alive

The petals numbered
A golden divide
Singing songs few may hear

Silently powered
Light to life
Splitting water ruach breath

No wonder then buzzing bees
The scent the sight
Nectar sweet cannot resist


Wiremocking a PDF file can be tricky, here we see how to do so easily with Springs Test Rest Template

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Wiremock, is a great tool to mock out real REST service dependencies to improve your integration testing without needing the full interdependent system in place.

In this specific example we look at how to very easily mock a REST call returning a PDF file using the execute method of…



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