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DevOps’ish 200: Solarwinds plot thickens, Women hit hard in jobless report, Red Hat acquires StackRox, Slack outage, Podman and Docker Compose, WebAssembly training, greatsuspender compromise, and more

The first full work week of the year has already been filled with news. But, Monday saw a Slack outage, Wednesday saw an insurrection in the US, and there is a new twist in the Solarwinds supply chain compromise. We’ll discuss two of these topics and more. Note: I’m looking for an intern this summer to help with OpenShift.tv (live streaming). If you know anyone that may be interested, please ask them to apply. Read more →

DevOps’ish 199: Women are better leaders in crisis, 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know, Merging Microservices Back Into The Monolith, Why are my tests so slow?, and more

Note: If you’re reading this, you’re winning. You beat 2020. Also, the DevOps’ish Solarwinds supply chain compromise Index has been updated. I was talking to DevOps’ish readers a bit this week in the DevOps’ish Telegram channel. One reader, in particular, has mentioned in the past that they’d be willing to help put the newsletter together when I’m recovering from surgeries or need a day off. This morning I sat down to get a headstart on the newsletter and realized I should instead work on a checklist or HOWTO or whatever it would end up getting called. Read more →

DevOps’ish 198

Remember last week how I said things would be punchier? Well, I updated the DevOps’ish Solarwinds supply chain compromise Index. By the way, Microsoft says it was, “used by a different threat actor.” I wrote the parts of the newsletter below, which are probably helpful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The past few days have been incredibly challenging mentally and physically. I’m not sure if I would do it all the same way again. Read more →

DevOps’ish 197

This being a holiday break my intros will probably be a little bit shorter than normal. “More punchy” as my first boss at Red Hat would say. Let’s start with the thing with an ever-increasing blast radius: Solarwinds. Solarwinds Supply Chain Compromise For the record, Reuters has been all over this coverage wise. I can’t do them justice. This story has been evolving so rapidly that by the time I hit send, my coverage will be incomplete. Read more →

DevOps’ish 196

Some people understand that the advancement of technology is marching at an ever quickening pace. We’re talking about exponential advancement every year. Five years ago, Kubernetes was brand new. Now it’s democratizing computing across clouds. Docker, the company behind some glue technology that made containers the new norm in software, has died twice now. The size and shape of infrastructure has changed so much in the past two years, it’s hard to remember ten years ago when Vagrant was brand new. Read more →

DevOps’ish 195

A few themes to this week’s news are worth discussing here in the newsletter’s introduction to give folks a clearer picture of each topic. We’ll tackle them in the same People, Process, and Tools format DevOps’ish uses (which are the three core components of DevOps, in order of importance). Surprisingly, I have to explain the Tools section of the news the most because it involves one of the world’s most toxic companies, Docker. Read more →

DevOps’ish 194

There is usually a lot of hype surrounding Apple announcements. The recent report of Apple starting to build Macs with their own ARM-based silicon is no exception. But, there’s some meat to this hype; let me explain. It wasn’t long ago that my iPhone 8 Plus with its A11 Bionic chip could leave my MacBook Air I was using as a daily driver in the dust. The ARM-based phone you’re carrying around (Apple or otherwise) probably has more computing power than the entire Apollo space program. Read more →

DevOps’ish 193

Saturday morning, I awoke at 5 AM to pain and an awful headache. I know this headache well; it was a headache from looking at a computer screen too much (after 25 years in the industry, I rarely get these). It was the headache of sitting down before 8:30 AM on Friday, the next time you look up it’s almost 2 PM, and you’ve crossed one thing off your list. Read more →

DevOps’ish 192

This week has been quite a blur. Working backward (literally and figuratively), we’re re-entering lockdown as a household again. A visit with my pain management doctor on Thursday in which he told me the hospital we both live near has seen COVID-19 admissions double this week pushed things very front of mind. A statement from our state’s governor on Thursday put things into motion towards lockdown (which she can no longer mandate thanks to our state legislature passing a law preventing her from doing so; nuts, I know). Read more →

DevOps’ish 191

As written for my website, a version of which is also here. I woke Sunday morning to some very sad news. We’ve had a tragic loss in the cloud native community. Last weekend we lost Dan Kohn. Dan Kohn is the former Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation and was leading up COVID-19 response for the Linux Foundation. He passed away after losing his battle with stage four colon cancer. Read more →