DevOps was intentionally left undefined (or loosely defined) at the first DevOpsDays event held in Ghent, Belgium. There are many good reasons for leaving it undefined. Back in 2009 in Ghent, no one could be sure how DevOps would impact the industry. But, the lack of a definition has left it available to be defined by anyone (myself included). This means a product can be DevOps and a business process can be DevOps.
Read more →Shortly after DevOps’ish 093 went out last week, Linus Torvalds rocked the Linux kernel development community to its core with his note to LKML, Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note. In it, Linus apologized, “to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.” Also, a Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Linux kernel development community.
In my opinion, this is a welcome change.
Read more →It’s one of our rare long weekends here in the US. I’m trying really hard to have a good time and not ruin any great moments. There’s a lot I could be doing but, I’m holding off to help recharge. I hope you are taking a similar break is you’re able. A lot of good stuff in the works here for you. First, DevOps’ish has teamed up with O’Reilly to provide discounts on all manner of O’Reilly content, books, ebooks, events, and more.
Read more →At what point are we going to admit that, like mainframes and COBOL, while history is worth remembering it might not be worth memorializing. Change is a constant in life that we cannot deny. Humanity wouldn’t be roaming the earth and stars if it weren’t for evolution, which at its base is change. Throughout history there have been points in time in which one side said, “no more” and the other said, “status quo”.
Read more →I listened to a very impactful podcast on Wednesday while walking my best buddy beast (happy birthday, Sunny). On the podcast, the speaker asked the audience five questions. One of those questions was, “When was the last time you changed your mind?” This question struck me. When was the last time I changed my mind? What motivated me to make that change? Would I be able to help others make a similar change should they ask for assistance?
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