DevOps'ish

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Durham Bulls Athletic Park

084: Open Offices are Evil, AWS Switches?, GitOps, BGP, Getting Started with CI/CD, OpenFaaS, and More

I spent most of the week in Durham, NC. I was pretty busy all week trying to learn while maintaining a full calendar. Meeting new people and figuring out where I can help them scale out their needs is something I’m familiar with. What I’m not familiar with is the massive company that is Red Hat. It’s not the products or the people I don’t get; it’s the enormity. Having a moment or two to think about it, the bigger a company gets, the longer it seems it’ll take to get up to speed. Read more →

083: DevOps’ish Survey, Career Advice Galore, 🚫 Bastions, Kubernetes, Ansible, HTTP/2, Etcd, and More

It was a holiday week here in the United States. On Wednesday, we celebrated our independence. It is rather fitting that the DevOps’ish newsletter blasted past 1776 subscribers this week (the year the US declared Independence). After eighty-three weeks of doing this newsletter, I would like your help in improving it. I’ve put together a quick sixteen question survey that will ultimately improve the format and content in DevOps’ish. The data from the DevOps’ish Summer 2018 Survey will be a vital measurement to guide the direction of the newsletter going forward. Read more →

Petosky State Park overlooking Lake Michigan

082: Picking Winning Tech, Blue is Bad, Kubernetes, GCP Problems, VKE, Ansible, and More

Twelve hours after this newsletter was published last week, I was on a plane back to my old stomping grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. I started at Red Hat this week on the Ansible team as Principal Product Marketing Manager. After the first week, I feel like this is the best career move I’ve ever made. It’s also a move that I’ve wanted to make for a long time. But, the delay has been well worth it. Read more →

Graphic Recording of What The Military Taught Me About DevOps

078: Microsoft ❤️ GitHub, Security, Project Maven, Ansible, Kubernetes, and More

My whirlwind speaking tour continued at DevOpsDays Toronto this week. The tour continues at DevNation Federal in Washington DC on Tuesday. The event is free to all so come out and say, “Hi.” I’ll also be at DevOpsDays DC. Stop by the SJ Technologies booth and talk some DevOps or Kubernetes if you’re around. 5 considerations for continuous delivery of microservices Continuous Delivery is an essential component of any software delivery practice, including microservices. Read more →

074: Kubernetes’ Big Week in Europe, Three-day no meetings, High-speed networking, and More

My week started out great! Spring had finally sprung here in Michigan. But, with that came something I’m allergic to. Then that turned into a sinus infection. That has now expanded into a horrible cough. I have already had one doctor’s visit. But, it was a VA doc since I already had an appointment there. It might be time to see a real doctor. Free Webinar: Continuous Delivery with Docker, Kubernetes, and GoCD Read more →