Is DevOps dying? I’ve had this thought for a few weeks now. Since DevOpsDays Detroit when Richard I. Cook, M.D. sat shaking his head at Gene Kim on stage in a panel discussion titled, “DevOps, Safety, And Lean”. Like a concept twisted by bad marketing DevOps has become almost a cult. There are those that practice it religiously and others that cannot adhere to every tenet every moment of every day but do try to “DevOps”. Site Reliability Engineering has gained significant ground. As have many other practices and ideas that if embraced would balance the future of information work. Those of us in DevOps often forget where we came from. Never doing a deploy while the sun is up, only on the lowest traffic period, and rarely completed within the allotted time slot. Damn near anything was better than those days. Let’s not be too high and mighty about DevOps. We all should focus on making things better for everyone.
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Robert Scoble and Me by Quinn Foster
What it’s like to be a developer at… From popular tools to code review, deployment to daily life, get a peek at the developer experience at Slack, Lyft, GitLab, Digital Ocean, Fastly, and Sauce Labs.
Working on the Go Team at Google by Leo Rudberg: “Having recently left the Go team at Google, I thought that it might be worthwhile to reflect on and to write about my experience.”
Denver-based email company SendGrid files for initial public offering of stock: Fast-growing company manages billions of transactional emails daily
Center stage: Best practices for staging environments by Alice Goldfuss
Canada’s ‘super secret spy agency’ is releasing a malware-fighting tool to the public: ‘This is something new for CSE,’ says the agency, which is trying to shed its old reputation
The 6-Step “Happy Path” to HTTPS by Troy Hunt
kris-nova/bashernetes: A Kubernetes implementation in bash (srsly)
davecheney/httpstat: It’s like curl -v, with colours.
flomotlik/awsinfo: Bash based AWS read-only client to make the AWS Console less necessary
Make your Go Binaries Homebrew Installable: “If you depend on a very specific version of a software package (say, Postgres 9.5.3 with readline support), I highly recommend creating a Homebrew repository and publishing recipes to it.”
My Little Cluster Story by Carolyn Van Slyck: If someone wants to buy me three Intel NUCs I would really, really like them.
DotNetAnywhere: An Alternative .NET Runtime: This post will look at what DotNetAnywhere is, what you can do with it and how it compares to the full .NET framework.
kz26/mailproxy: mailproxy is a simple SMTP proxy. It receives emails through an unencrypted, unauthenticated SMTP interface and retransmits them through a remote SMTP server that requires modern features such as encryption and/or authentication. mailproxy is primarily useful for enabling email functionality in legacy software that only supports plain SMTP.
DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week
So MongoDB the company is now public? Appropriate, as like half the MongoDB servers on AWS are too.— Michael DeHaan (@laserllama) October 19, 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.