I found this beautiful thing yesterday:
I tried it out, and it works like a charm.
The idea: use it instead of Nginx or EnvoyProxy to do traffic management, like canary deployments (send 98% of the traffic to the old version and 2% to the new version).
What could go wrong?
Writing Nginx config files always seems like magic to me, and more advanced traffic management is only available in the paid version (like cookie-based routing: Performing A/B Testing with NGINX and NGINX Plus - NGINX).
Adding a service mesh to our Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine seems like total overkill. It took me half a day to understand that I should use Traffic Director for it. Although I’m used to the complexity of Google Cloud, the Traffic Director setup is insane.
nginx-clojure seems also to be an option. I’m grateful for any words of advice