Merry Christmas and Happy DevOps! 🎅 🎄 🤶

Quick hitter this week as the family watches Elf.

Department of Refreshment and Refurbishment

Python 3.6 was released! The full changelog is available for your review.

Ruby 2.4.0 was released! The full changelog is also available.

GitLab 8.15 was released! I am not a huge fan of GitLab’s UI but the Auto Deploy feature looks intriguing.

OpenJDK on Windows? Yep! Thanks, Redhat.

Dominick Krachtus released a nice script to quickly spin up an OpenVPN instance in AWS called autovpn

Tony Narlock has made his upcoming book, The Tao of tmux, available to read for free.

Department of Choice Concepts

David Gilbertson shares some performance tips during his experience, “making the fastest site in the world

Julia Evans has written a fantastic piece on container networking that I would highly recommend taking a look at.

Department of Next Year’s Old Tech

ClusterHQ shut its doors. Their software is still open source.

DevOps’ish One-Liner of the Week

Should you be in a position and need to figure out what systems are holding a high number of connections to a system login and try this out:

netstat -n | awk '{print $5}' | egrep -o '[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n