DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between.

Popping Smoke

080: Improving the Workforce, Programming Myths, Kubernetes, New Books, and More

This week I announced I am leaving SJ Technologies on June 22, 2018. It’s not an easy decision either. I was pretty happy at SJ but, when I announce where I’m landing everyone will completely understand why I’m making the move. I also finished my NEXUS application this week. It made me realize that I have a problem: I change jobs too often. A lot of folks have said that and I’ve always discredited it slightly. Read more →

Washington DC skyline as seen from Reagan National Airport (DCA)

079: Microsoft 💒 GitHub, Kubernetes, Ansible, Amazon EKS, Uber’s D and More

Trying something different this week and sending out the newsletter on Saturday. Hit Reply and Let me know what you think. The big news this week is Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, provides a very positive and principled take on the GitHub acquisition. I have been a believer in Microsoft’s commitment to open source ever since they reached out to me to discuss how they can improve their image in the open source community. Read more →

Graphic Recording of What The Military Taught Me About DevOps

078: Microsoft ❤️ GitHub, Security, Project Maven, Ansible, Kubernetes, and More

My whirlwind speaking tour continued at DevOpsDays Toronto this week. The tour continues at DevNation Federal in Washington DC on Tuesday. The event is free to all so come out and say, “Hi.” I’ll also be at DevOpsDays DC. Stop by the SJ Technologies booth and talk some DevOps or Kubernetes if you’re around. 5 considerations for continuous delivery of microservices Continuous Delivery is an essential component of any software delivery practice, including microservices. Read more →

Chicago River from Michigan Ave Bridge after ChefConf

077: ChefConf 2018, GDPR, Go CoC 🙌, Go vgo 😞, Kubernetes, Laptop Giveaway, Security, and More

I have a lot to talk about this week. I’m putting sections in the introduction for ease of reading (feel free to skip parts you’re not mildly interested in). Also, thank you to this week’s sponsors; Replicated and GoCD! ChefConf 2018 The highlight of my week was being able to meet 1,400 new friends at ChefConf 2018 in Chicago. If you are ever wondering how to run an amazing event, look no further than the good folks at Chef. Read more →

076: Hiring in DevOps, Security, Kubernetes, and More

This has been a whirlwind week. On Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day. It was a good day where I tried very hard to give Julie the day off from the rigors of Max management. I had to bail a little before Max’s bedtime though to head to Cleveland for an SJ Technologies client visit. It was a great visit but it was, in military lingo, a turn and burn. I was back in Michigan by Monday night. Read more →

075: Assholes, SRE, Container and Kubernetes Security, Ansible for Windows, and More

Assholes seemed to be the theme of the week. First, Rafael Avila de Espindola is leaving the LLVM project because it adopted a code of conduct and its support of Outreachy. Yes, Rafael is arguing that creating a framework to foster a more inclusive community and helping folks that have are at a significant disadvantage is against his “ethical views”. Next, infamous bad actor, Richard Stallman, vehemently opposed the removal of an abortion joke from glibc source code. Read more →