DevOps'ish

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

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 →

148: SysAdvent signup, Corey Quinn isn’t irrelevant, testing in prod, Kubernetes Controllers, VMware Tanzu, and more

The ever-shifting sands of newsletter writing, these are the days of our DevOps’ish… There are no paying sponsors this week. It’s not a problem but, it is a little discouraging. The best part about being a disabled veteran is that I have a funding source for this newsletter until I decide to stop. But, this newsletter does take a significant amount of effort, time, and energy. It’s nice to be compensated for that. Read more →

147: Strategy is hard, the misaligned middle, calling bullshit on Matt Asay, the death of Chef, Docker’s impending doom, AnsibleFest, and more

I used to think of industry analysts as 100% worthless to the broader technology world. After meeting Chris Gardner from Forrester, some of the good folks from RedMonk, and working with Red Hat’s Analyst Relations team, I’ve warmed up to Analysts a little. They serve an important function that a lot of us forget: Tactical efficiency does not replace strategic efficacy… DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five Seth Vargo says hell no—puts Chef on ICE The real cost of not wearing makeup at the office DevOps terms: 10 advanced concepts to know 30 Linux Permissions Exercises for Sysadmins On the occasion of leaving Google Alert Automation for your Cloud Infrastructure SPONSORED See the top ten → Read more →

146: Seth Vargo says hell no—puts Chef on ICE, Kubernetes 1.16, Linus Torvalds on kernel development, fluffy clouds, DevOps terms, and more

Just when you thought a toxic, old, white guy with lousy hygiene was going to dominate the news this week, in walks Seth Vargo. On Thursday, Seth Vargo, a former Chef employee, learned something he wasn’t comfortable with about code he’d written. Seth discovered Chef had an active contract with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Seth then did something rather extraordinary. He yanked his code (including chef-sugar) from GitHub and RubyGems. Read more →

145: No more Richard Stallman (or his ilk), spying in tech, apps at AWS, Istio 1.13, SSH certificates, Kubernetes issues with iptables, and more

There’s a lot in the newsletter this week; from Istio to intelligence gathering for nation-states. Python 2’s sunset date of 1 Jan 2020 being set is going to have some pretty significant impact. There are also 28 mentions of “Kubernetes” in the source for this week’s newsletter. This week’s DevOps’ish Tweet of the Week can get you a free copy of Kubernetes: Up and Running, Second Edition. Oh and Richard Stallman MUST go. Read more →

144: Your 39 bps matters, happy little hybrid clouds, Kubernetes with a side of service mesh, HA SQLite, and more

This week I read about a study of 17 languages that suggests humans, “no matter how fast or slowly languages are spoken, they tend to send information at about the same rate: 39 bits per second, about twice the speed of Morse code.” The study points out that some languages are clearly “faster” than others but, a steady average rate of 39.15 bits per second (bps) kept coming up. This study fascinated me since I talk to people as part of my work. Read more →

143: Fresh caught Pacific Tanzu, Cluster API, good God Google, JavaScript library ads, and more

DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five Git Cheatsheet WeWTF Learn Kubernetes during your Coffee Break - Kubernetes Camp It’s not always true, but sometimes it is true. walmartlabs/kubeman See the top ten → Events Event season is upon us but the good news is DevOps’ish has discounts to some of the hottest events this year. PagerDuty Summit 2019 is Sept 23-25 in San Francisco. It’s three days of interactive workshops, keynotes, and breakouts with topics focusing on cutting edge incident response techniques, resilience engineering, managing team health, continuous improvement, DevSecOps, machine learning, and other intersections with real-time operations. Read more →

142: COBOL, Git got, Kubernetes enables forces collaboration, 2019 State of DevOps, have DevOps your way, and more

I wrote something this week on Twitter that I’d like to dive a little deeper into. “I see Kubernetes as an opportunity for Ops folks to reach across the DevOps divides and help Devs understand what concepts Ops has wrangled with every day around DNS, networking, infrastructure, etc. Kubernetes is a tool that could improve collaboration along logical boundaries.” Google’s SRE culture influenced their use of containers and vice versa. Read more →

141: Joining OpenShift, The BPF version of Homer’s Odyssey, GitOps for database schemas, Let me Google bad company for you, and more

This Monday (2019-08-19) will be my first day as Principal Technical Marketing Manager on the Cloud Platforms team at Red Hat. What does that mean? OpenShift (a lot of OpenShift), Kubernetes, containers, Operators, and all the associated bits will be my day job. Helping folks help themselves with technology is still and always will be the name of my game. But, working full time in the Kubernetes or cloud native ecosystem was a 2020 goal. Read more →

140: Kubernetes, DevOps, AWS, Community, Operators, and More

A challenging week due to my injuries. I’ll be down for the count Monday afternoon to help. I’ll hopefully be back at normal operating happiness by Thursday. I’ll have some personal news to share next week. DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five CapitalOne’s CapitalTwo Day Learn a little jq, awk and sed The Technical Side of the Capital One AWS Security Breach The inevitability of K8s: Pivotal CEO describes the pain and benefits of technology transition Why Kubernetes will disappear Events Event season is picking up again Read more →