It’s great to be working again. It’s refreshing to be figuring things out, collaborating with others in real-time, and keeping my skills sharp. This week I did a lot of the typical on-boarding stuff but, also needed to refresh my Ansible and Kubernetes basics. I practiced by working on a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster. I’ll talk more about this cluster elsewhere but, it’s amazing how rusty some skills get after a month and a half of not really using them.
This week I will be in New York City for DevOpsDays NYC. I’ll be talking about testing certificate chains with Go. If you are attending please don’t hesitate to stop and say, “Hi!”. I promise I won’t bite and I probably will have some stickers to give away.
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Engineering well-rounded technology leaders: “Taking the time to construct a balanced plan of attack will enhance your breadth of knowledge while equipping you to stand anchored in the waves of digital transformation.”
5 TED Talks to increase your emotional intelligence: For many leaders, building soft skills is hard. Improve your emotional intelligence with these TED talks
3 areas where DevOps and CIOs must get on the same page: “Consider this: more than 60 percent of executives believe their organization’s DevOps plans have been implemented and will even expand in the new year. However, more than 50 percent of DevOps pros who are in the weeds and working through their pipelines every day disagree.”
The Business Value of Kubernetes: “Kubernetes makes things easier and more efficient for your developers to use and maintain– which gives your developers more time to focus on their product.”
What is chaos engineering? Kolton Andrus, CEO of Gremlin, did a Quora Session on Chaos Engineering. I recommend you give it a once-over.
DNS-based DDoS against Uber by Nykolas Z: Querying random subdomains as a DDoS attach method is a scary thought.
Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO: There goes the IPO neighborhood!
How to Lift-and-Shift a Line of Business Application onto Google Cloud Platform: This is the first in a series of four white papers focused on application migration and modernization.
Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre: “It’s all a bit of a mess, and Intel hasn’t helped with its lack of transparency. It’s time for Intel to stop hiding behind cleverly worded statements.”
10 open-source tools for highly effective Kubernetes SRE and Ops Teams: There are some really interesting tools on this list that I’m definitely going to be tinkering with very soon.
VMware Releases Dispatch, an Open Source Serverless Framework: Dispatch, built on Kubernetes, provides tools and services to deploy and manage production-ready, function-backed serverless applications. Dispatch expands beyond just function execution to provide a “batteries included” serverless framework for any environment running Kubernetes.
Puppet Vs Ansible: “As more of a Puppet person myself, when I had to switch entirely from using Puppet to Ansible within my role, I found that sometimes I started to favour Ansible over Puppet.”
cristim/autospotting: Automatically replace AWS EC2 instances in AutoScaling groups with identically configured but up to 90% cheaper spot instances
cilium/cilium: API-aware Networking and Security for Containers based on BPF
GoogleCloudPlatform/container-structure-test: validate the structure of your container images
rivo/tview: Rich interactive widgets for terminal-based UIs written in Go
DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week
software will eat the world, but there is currently a version conflict in the build/deploy system. also, one of the disks have been filled with error logs, and an external service is down.— inconvergent (@inconvergent) January 12, 2018
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 and LinkedIn.