Memorial Day has many meanings but, this weekend I will remember those we’ve lost in service to freedom around the globe. Take a moment to reflect on the good in the world this weekend. Remember, living our lives to their fullest are the best thing we can do to honor them.
The world of DevOps was a little chaotic this week. More and more I realize that people need a shock to the system to realize that they are just layering on more and more technical debt while driving themselves to obsolescence. We as a society have become two things: 1) a disposable society in which we would rather get something new than fixing a broken thing, and 2) an Apple society in which we expect simplistic concepts to have equally simplistic implementations. “It just works” has permeated our consciousness. Not many people care how it works.
Department of Choice Concepts
I love Ansible and containers are great. People are often confused about when to use either or both or maintain some sense of esoteric purity. Nick Janetakis demonstrates when to use Ansible or Docker.
I don’t know how I missed this great piece by Irma Kornilova. DevOps is a culture, not a role!
Department of Discussion
Department of Interior
5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know: Good engineers become great engineers when they follow these rules.
Department of Refreshment and Refurbishment
According to Kelsey Hightower, “Kubernetes changed how we deploy applications. Istio is going to change how we connect, manage, and secure them. https://istio.io/“
Bitnami, Box, Microsoft, and Heptio collaborated on ksonnet. “ksonnet is an open source configuration tool for configuring applications in Kubernetes based on the jsonnet templating library.“
Alpine Linux 3.6.0 was released this week. Hide yo’ kids, update yo’ containers.
The way Ansible is implementing inventories is being significantly extended. Transition inventory into plugins has been merged into ansible:devel.
Francesc Campoy brings us up to speed on The State of Go prior to the 1.9 release.
Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day. Microsoft is blowing my mind lately; it’s a good thing. This means Windows is the largest git repo on the planet.
Department of Assemblage Obtainment
Red Hat makes another open source philosophy acquisition and I love it! Codenvy has agreed to be acquired by Red Hat.
Amazon hired a sixty-two-year-old engineer this week. This should say a lot about Amazon (and if you think that’s negative, you are wrong).
Department of Sane Workplaces
Scott McCarty shows us how to maintain a technical background while climbing the ladder to success escalator style.
Tweet of the Week
Drew a chart pic.twitter.com/mW5WCWsqIp— jessie frazelle (@jessfraz) May 24, 2017
I’m Chris Short, 20+ veteran of the IT industry and 11 year veteran of the US Air Force. I help people and companies embrace DevOps practices and tools through writing and public speaking. I am a staunch advocate for transparency and open source solutions to problems. Follow me on Twitter!