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DevOps’ish 180

Welcome! What a week it was. KubeCon EU 2020 was this past week. And amongst all the announcements there was a lot of activity and interaction too. Two things I realized this week were, first, y’all are really bubble gumming and duct taping clusters together into production like it’s no big deal just waiting to be bit by something. Second, the Kubernetes community is really an amazing bunch of people, in general. Read more →

DevOps’ish 175

I was going to make a list of things you could learn this week but, the tech world got a notable call to arms this week. We need more COBOL developers in the US. The glut of unemployment claims has crippled mainframe systems designed to run in a satisfactory government manner under normal conditions. “The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now. Read more →

DevOps’ish 174

There was some discussion in the DevOps’ish Telegram about what the topic of this intro should be this week. One suggestion was excellent; I’m probably going to run with it next week. But, I understand that there are some of you looking for something to learn while we’re in this odd time. I wrote this week’s newsletter with that in mind. If you don’t know git, now is the time to learn for sure. Read more →

DevOps’ish 170

Everything is canceled, postponed, or going virtual. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has already made drastic impacts across the planet. Particularly this week, when several companies restricted travel forcing conferences to do something if they hadn’t already. KubeCon EU is getting pushed back to July or August. I canceled my plans earlier in the week because, with everything up in the air, there’s no telling I’ll be available to participate whenever it does eventually get rescheduled. Read more →

DevOps’ish 168

I spent this week in Las Vegas, working at IBM’s FastStart 2020 event. The event is for IBM sellers, partners, and technical folks to come to learn the new bits of knowledge about the products they’re selling and enabling at their clients’ sites. I went in my usual technical capacity and learned very quickly IBM and Red Hat speak two different languages. This is expected but, I wanted to look a little further into the why behind that. Read more →

155: Disappointing KubeCon, employee engagement, death of 10x engineer, GitOps, Kubernetes with all the fixins, service mesh, and more

Editor’s Note: The newsletter passed 3,975 subscribers this week. I’d love to end the month at 4,000 subscribers. If you don’t mind, please ask your coworkers, BFFs, and folks on social media to subscribe to DevOps’ish. Y’all stay awesome! I’m exhausted. I tweeted midweek that I likely shortened my lifespan at KubeCon this week and I wasn’t sure why. It was a net negative experience for me. The people are great. Read more →

154: Docker on life support, The Unicorn Project, KubeCon, Helm 3, Adidas DevOps Framework, and more

Editor’s Note: The newsletter passed 3,900 subscribers this week. I’d love to end the month at 4,000 subscribers. If you don’t mind, please ask your coworkers and folks on social media to subscribe to DevOps’ish. Y’all are awesome! The inevitable is finally happening this week. Docker gutted itself to stay alive by selling off the money-making bits of the business to Mirantis. Docker states it’s because they have two distinct businesses and they can only focus on one. Read more →

108: Stats, Emily Freeman, IPOs, Kubernetes Future, Go, and More

Since this is the last newsletter of the year, I wanted to provide some stats on how DevOps’ish did in 2018. Thank you, readers, for making DevOps’ish one of the best damn newsletters on the planet! I wish you all the best in 2019. Note: All stats are for 2018 only (source, MailChimp) Subscribers Added: 1,713 Number of Emails Sent: 89,402 Total Opens: 85,789 Total Clicks: 99,093 Unique Opens: 45,729 Unique Clicks: 22,442 Open Rate: 51. Read more →

096: DevOps, Kubernetes, Ansible, Serverless, Bad Recruiting, Bad Motherboards, and More

I spent the week in Austin at AnsibleFest. If you ever want to experience impostor syndrome put yourself in a room full of Ansible’s core contributors. It was exciting and terrifying every time I opened my mouth. But, for someone with Marketing in their title, the folks at the Contributor Conference were very embracing. The event itself was a whirlwind of various duties to include but not limited to MC, door duty at a bar, helping a developer understand Ansible internals, talking to customers, and trying to lighten the load on all the folks that put AnsibleFest together. Read more →

089: Kubernetes, Get a Dog, GitHub, GitOps, Istio, AKS Woes, and More

This week’s newsletter is a day early. I’ll be moving my daughter into college Sunday and Monday. It’s a two-day process because southeastern Michigan isn’t as close to southern Ohio as you’d think. I’ll be in Dayton on Sunday and Cincinnati on Monday. Lemme know if you’re around. Blog Series: Continuous Delivery of Microservices - Parts 1 - 5 This blog series from Sheroy Marker cover the principles of CD of microservices. Read more →