DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, industry news, and the ‘ish between.

161: Getting you back in the groove, hello 2020, anxiety, Y2K, AWS RDS certificates, faasd, Apache Pulsar, DENT, WebAssembly, and more

Let’s begin the new year with the top ten stories from the past three issues of DevOps’ish to get you up to speed on what you might have missed while you were off lollygagging: 5 interview questions every Kubernetes job candidate should know How to actually get good at basic DevOps if i’m not already hired /r/devops RDS Pricing Has More Than Doubled (Medium) (please build your own blog in 2020) Kubernetes is booming, but consolidation is coming SSH to remote hosts though a proxy or bastion with ProxyJump 10 best sysadmin stories from the trenches The top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn Building Compassion - YouTube Operations Anti-Patterns: DevOps Solutions Top CI/CD resources to set you up for success A CSV is available with all the links sorted by total clicks if you want to get completely up to speed. Read more →

160: 2019 is a wrap, internet bifurcation, using ML to block BGP hijacking, monitoring entropy, Kubernetes Operators, ops anti-patterns, and more

Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating this time of year. I hope that your time with family and friends was wonderful and stress-free. I have both of my kids in the same place at the same time this weekend; I am thoroughly enjoying that. Life doesn’t go how you plan it. Much like in DevOps, it’s not how well you stick to the plan for life; it’s how you respond to anomalies and improve the system as a whole. Read more →

149: Ahh-Me or Ay-Em-Eye, Don’t stop learning, GitOps, open is better, iTerm2 vuln, Ansible Operators, and More

This week’s introduction is brought to you by Corey Quinn. Send complaints Corey’s way: What’s made of comfy ring-spun cotton, available in your size and shape, AND guaranteed to start a flame war with your AWS pals? The 2019 Last Week in AWS Charity T-Shirt! This year’s shirts come in two flavors — one for each pronunciation of the acronym for Amazon Machine Images. Are you an Ahh-Me or an Ay-Em-Eye? Read more →

117: Docker Layoffs, Purl, Linus Knocks Arm, Killing k8s, Ansible, OperatorHub, Gremlin, PostgreSQL Operator, and More

Docker confirmed they laid off folks. A source stated Docker closed their APAC office, laid off some developers, and punted some sales folks in Europe too. The source thought some managers on the development teams would be leaving soon as well. I have absolutely no real way of confirming that. But, all is well at Docker if you ask them. Things are so well in fact, that when a reporter reached out to Docker to ask about layoffs (based on a tweet from a random technologist), their PR team called the reporter to give them an “exclusive” interview with the Docker CEO to bury the layoffs. Read more →

116: Open Source Licenses, Kubernetes Interview Prep, .dev Grossness, Hashicorp in Wired, Ansible for Kubernetes, Knative, and More

Last week’s attempt at full automation failed and pointed out a shortcoming or two. I hope that’s all ironed out (time will tell). It also highlights the need to think of always starting from a clean slate. My theory is, a cached version of the newsletter was stored on MailChimp. When I enabled the automation for web site to e-mail, MailChimp observed 115 as new and shipped it. Hopefully, you get this while I’m sleeping and everything works wonderfully. Read more →

114: Shared Learning, Pipelines, Kubernetes at CERN, Ansible Operator, Hacker Tools, Rolling Updates, and More

This week was very interesting filled with unusual experiences. Shared learning is a tenet of DevOps so allow me to share my experiences with you. Hopefully, we all get better as a result. Let’s break down two experiences from this week. You may have noticed on Twitter or in last week’s newsletter some mention about a webinar I was planning to take part in with Scalyr. I have canceled that. Read more →

112: Kubernetes Any Way You Want It, Passing the CKA, GitOps, Joy Sparking Meetings, Processes, Containers, and VMs. Oh My! and More

I’m struggling to write an intro this week (probably broke a rib). But, I did write a tweet that got a lot more attention than I thought it would this week. I’d like to talk about it: Ask yourself, "Does this meeting invite bring me joy?" If not, thank the inviter and decline it. — Chris Short (@ChrisShort) January 21, 2019 This is not to say I decline every meeting invite I get. Read more →

107: KubeCon Recap, Larry Ellison, China Hacking, Kubernetes Security, and More

As mentioned last week, I was able to finish my KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 recap this week. It’s not an exhaustive list of things I did but, it covers the big ones. One point of emphasis for me was to assess the physical toil I managed along the way. It’s important to note that life doesn’t stop because you’re at a conference. Videos from the Kubernetes Contributor Summit are now available too. Read more →

090: DevOps, GitOps, Commons Clause Clusterfuck, NotPetya, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and more!

The past few weeks have resulted in iterative improvements to my office workspace. After visiting a few Red Hat offices, it dawned on me that my office wasn’t what it should be. The improvements have helped me mentally in numerous ways. They’ve also allowed me to think more broadly about a number of things. Some odd little nuggets related to DevOps’ish popped out too (sausage making follows): Automation: This newsletter relies more on automation for content curation than you might realize. Read more →

088: Survey Results, Kubernetes, Prometheus Graduates 🎓, Blue Light is Bad, CI/CD, Ethics, kubespray, and More!

If you participated in the DevOps’ish Summer 2018 Survey, thank you. It was vital to make sure I was putting bits in the right places. The aggregate results are available. A few changes you might have noticed last week; Events and Jobs now live as pages on the website. While they add value, they also added unnecessary weight to every newsletter. The benefit of them being pages now either of them can be updated as new listings come in. Read more →