This week I finished a project that has been in the works for a quite some time. Back before I moved to Detroit but shortly after taking over Triangle DevOps, I was offered (and accepted) a spot as a DevOpsDays Raleigh organizer. I submitted three talks to the event and one was accepted. Today I opened the event with my talk, “The Dark Side of DevOps” and thoroughly enjoyed it as well as all the other talks at the event. Huge shout out to the other organizers, volunteers, and speakers for all their hard work in making the second DevOpsDays Raleigh better than the first one. It was great to catch up with friends while I was in town. Back to Detroit for me but what a week for news in general and DevOps!
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Dave Cheney joined Heptio this week. The reason why is pretty awesome.
The sudden death and eternal life of Solaris: I still loathe Oracle
Software as a Coloring Book: A new study tool for students and programmers.
Solaris to Linux Migration 2017: Many people have contacted Brendan Gregg recently about switching from Solaris (or illumos) to Linux, especially since most of the Solaris kernel team were let go this year.
Move Your Bugs to the Left: We all want to ship bug-free software. No-one wants to be the person that introduced a show-stopping bug the week before release.
You can’t buy DevOps, but you may need to sell it: Misconceptions and Patterns to drive DevOps Adoption
Monitoring and Observability by Cindy Sridharan: What is the difference between “monitoring” and “observability”, if any? Or is the latter just the latest buzzword on the block, to be flogged and shoved down our throats until it has been milked for all its worth?
In Search of a Secure Time Source: All our computers and smartphones have an internal clock and need to know the current time. As configuring the time manually is annoying it’s common to set the time via Internet services. What tends to get forgotten is that a reasonably accurate clock is often a crucial part of security features like certificate lifetimes or features with expiration times like HSTS. Thus the timesetting should be secure — but usually it isn’t.
Systemd on Ubuntu 16.04 can’t (or won’t) reliably reboot your server: On some servers, usually the busiest and most important ones, the system will just stop during the shutdown process and sit there. And sit there. And sit there.
Internet Protocol version 10 (IPv10) Specification: IP version 10 (IPv10) is a new version of the Internet Protocol, designed to allow IP version 6 to communicate to IP version 4 (IPv4) and vice versa.
Ansible AWX: The code behind Ansible Tower, an IT automation engine for cloud provisioning, configuration, deployment, and orchestration, is now open source.
geerlingguy.awx: Installs and configures AWX (Ansible Tower’s open source version).
The secret sauce behind Amazon Route53 by Corey Quinn: Simplifying the basics of Amazon’s complex DNS solution
CFire: Evading CloudFlare Security Protections
NGINX Unit is a new, lightweight, open source application server built to meet the demands of today’s dynamic and distributed applications.
AWS Network Load Balancer (NLB): Effortless Scaling to Millions of Requests per Second
Idyll is a tool that makes it easier to author interactive narratives for the web. The goal of the project is to provide a friendly markup language — and an associated toolchain — that can be used to create dynamic, text-driven web pages.
freebsd-docker/containerd: An open and reliable container runtime now on FreeBSD
hatch: A modern project, package, and virtual env manager for Python
northwesternmutual/kanali: An extremely efficient Kubernetes ingress controller with robust API management capabilities.
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DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week
To my Florida peeps: Stay safe. A plan that isn't used is way better than a plan that was never made.— Chris Short (@ChrisShort) September 5, 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.