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133: TCP SACK PANIC, Kubernetes 1.15, Red Hat & IBM, Job Identity, UBI, Cognitive Load and More

2019 State of Multicloud A Report on the Underlying Dynamics Fueling Multicloud Strategies. Download Today! SPONSORED [Webinar] Every commit should have an issue ticket number Referencing an issue ticket in each commit is a development best practice. It improves code reviews, creates audit trails, and keeps you compliant. Learn how to implement this scalably with CircleCI + Datree.io. SPONSORED DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five Kubernetes for the impatient 10 YAML tips for people who hate YAML How to get started with site reliability engineering (SRE) GitHub shocks top developer: Access to 5 years’ work inexplicably blocked Automate Kubernetes with GitOps People The worst morale boosting gesture I’ve experienced — This might be the single dumbest morale booster I’ve ever heard (and I’ve seen some really bad ones). Read more →

132: Kubernetes for the impatient, VMware shopping spree continues, Burnout, SRE for you and me, Google grows in Michigan, NATS 2.0, and more

Dear reader, lend me your eyeballs. Let’s discuss the DevOps’ish Summer 2019 Survey for a brief moment. It’s vital feedback that I will use to pivot, fork, or modify the newsletter if needed. Therefore it’s important that you take the survey today! I’m in San Francisco this week for JFrog swampUP. If you’re around the Red Hat office on Monday, Embarcadero Center Tuesday and Wednesday, or going to the SF SRE Meetup Wednesday night and want to chat, let me know! Read more →

What if I told you... You don't have to be a Kubernetes expert to use it.

131: DevOps tools, Kubernetes ≠ rocket science, IBM layoffs, Open Source licenses aren’t broken, small Kubernetes clusters, and more

This week’s image was something I whipped up when talking to a friend. When I explained that running Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi cluster or Digital Ocean didn’t mean they had to be an expert at running Kubernetes, it tilted their world off axis a little. I blew away a cluster and rebuilt it from a handful of files in less than thirty minutes a couple of weeks ago. This should be a rare occurrence (and there should be backups). Read more →

130: So much DevOps, Thoughts on Huawei, Kubernetes salaries, Twistlock acquisition, Kubernetes tools, and More

2019 State of Multicloud A Report on the Underlying Dynamics Fueling Multicloud Strategies. Download Today! SPONSORED How companies adopt and apply cloud native infrastructure–from O’Reilly Survey results reveal the path organizations face as they integrate cloud native infrastructure and harness the full power of the cloud. SPONSORED DevOps’ish Summer 2019 Survey Please take this year’s survey. It is a handful of questions, will provide actionable feedback, and be greatly appreciated. Read more →

129: Kubernetes Invades Barcelona, Summer Sanity Tips, Summer Survey, SuperGloo Makes Its Mark, Huawei Warm-up, Fake Agile, and More

The end of May looms large on the horizon and a busy June is ahead for a lot of us. This is about that time of year I wish it were the holiday season. It’s hot, people’s patience wears down faster, and there is always something to do. Here are some tips for the days ahead: Remember to pace yourself; you don’t have to live a full life every day. Read more →

128: MDS, Mined Minds, Red Hat & IBM, Kubernetes Operating Systems, ReactiveOps Polaris, Best Practices, and More

No. Contrary to what everyone I’ve talked to this week thinks, I’m not going to KubeCon Barcelona. I don’t think I was really planning on it at the beginning of the year. I believe it was added to my schedule right before my Shingles diagnosis. Let me tell you, Shingles is bullshit. I’ve been battling a flare-up of the nerve pain today and it’s gnarly af. I was going to discuss the use of the term “best practice” this week but, I need to go get some rest. Read more →

127: Mother’s Day, What is DevOps, DevOps is Dead, 1:1s, Oracle Oracling, UBI, KEDA, terraformer, and More

Happy Mother’s Day! To the single moms, this day should be yours two times over. I’m sorry if you don’t even get so much as a bathroom break to yourself today. To the almost moms, this day is yours. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise; if they do, send them my way. To the moms that have lost a child, this day is especially yours. For those of us whose toxic moms have been extricated from our lives, this day might be a little heavier. Read more →

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What is DevOps

DevOps was intentionally left undefined (or loosely defined) at the first DevOpsDays event held in Ghent, Belgium. There are many good reasons for leaving it undefined. Back in 2009 in Ghent, no one could be sure how DevOps would impact the industry. But, the lack of a definition has left it available to be defined by anyone (myself included). This means a product can be DevOps and a business process can be DevOps. Read more →