DevOps'ish

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

118: Kubernetes, People, Say AMI, Ghidra, Terraform, Git, OperatorHub, and More

Life is more significant than tech. We all recognize this fact but, seldom do we internalize it and own it. This newsletter attempts to imitate life. Injecting needed doses of humanity and thought provocation into your inbox every week. People, Process, and Tools involves all facets of each. They’re in that order for a reason. I can load your inbox up every week with endless lists of tools. They aren’t going to fix your broken processes though. 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 →

115: CVE-2019-5736 runc vuln, You Can Fit So Much Kubernetes in this Newsletter, Liz Fong-Jones, MongoDB’s Demise, GPS epoch, DIY DBaaS, and More!

Last week, I enabled a workflow to automate more of the DevOps’ish process. One thing I did not test as a part of this workflow was link tracking. To be honest, I did not think it would matter. That assumption bit me hard. Within minutes, reports from readers came in saying Gmail was flagging the links in the e-mail as suspicious. As it turns out, disabling the link tracking also bypassed a bug in Mailchimp’s platform. 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 →

View of Bay Area from GKE Office in Sunnyvale

067: Microsoft Blowing It, Kubernetes security, NATS, skaffold, and More!

I was in Sunnyvale and San Francisco most of the week and just got home. Thank you to the folks at Google Cloud for putting on an amazing event. I learned a lot during my visit. I’m exhausted though. GoCD: Visualize and Model Complex CD Workflows GoCD supports continuous delivery out of the box with its built-in pipelines, advanced traceability and value stream visualization. With GoCD, you can easily model, orchestrate and visualize complex workflows from end to end. Read more →