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 →

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 →

138: Jeez JEDI, language ladder, killing K8s, floppy finished, and more

Let’s talk about JEDI. Not the lightsaber wielding kind, it’s US Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) kind. JEDI is a $10 billion, single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the largest Department in the US government’s cloud business. The competition had been whittled down to AWS and Azure but, Oracle has been pitching a Larry Ellison sized fit over it. Actually, Oracle has protested JEDI’s selection process almost since its inception. Read more →

126: Ransom Attacks Hit Git, Managing Many Clusters, Kubernetes Failure Stories, Ansible-based Kubernetes Operators, Deadlines are Horrible, & More

Friday afternoon (US east coast time), some oddities around git repos being taken for ransom started to pop-up. Safe to say, I’m paranoid af when it comes to the software delivery pipeline (GitHub and GitLab are both used to manage DevOps’ish). I immediately changed passwords everywhere I have code stored (and you should too if you haven’t already). GitLab chimed in on the issue to confirm it did not appear to be a total loss of data on affected repos and provided potential fixes. Read more →

Docker Hub breach impacting at least 190,000 accounts

125: Docker Hub Breach, Drupal in Kubernetes, Localize Kubernetes, Get Into Open Source, Apple’s AWS Bill, Hertz Sues Accenture, and Much More

NOTE: Please read my Disclaimer before breaking out the tar and feathers. What a series of unfortunate events for Docker in 2019. In what appeared to be a massive talent flush due to what looks like a potential earnings miss, the Great Docker Culling of 2019 happened. Docker appears to have laid off the vast majority of its well-known talent. Andrea Luzzardi, Sam Alba, and Gareth Rushgrove are among a slew of recent Docker layoffs discussed in this newsletter earlier this year. Read more →

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 →

113: Ansible Operator, Groundhog Day, DevOps Team Topologies, OSS CS Degree, Multi-Arch Home Kubernetes Cluster, OpenFaaS Cloud, and More

If you received this e-mail, it means we all made it through another Groundhog Day here in the US (it’s a real “holiday”). The movie, starring Bill Murray, is hands down, bar none one of the best movies ever made. A curmudgeonly news reporter is sent to cover a groundhog (Marmota monax, also called “woodchuck”) peeking out of its hole; if it sees its shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. Read more →

113: Ansible Operator, Groundhog Day, DevOps Team Topologies, OSS CS Degree, Multi-Arch Home Kubernetes Cluster, OpenFaaS Cloud, and More

If you received this e-mail, it means we all made it through another Groundhog Day here in the US (it’s a real “holiday”). The movie, starring Bill Murray, is hands down, bar none one of the best movies ever made. A curmudgeonly news reporter is sent to cover a groundhog (Marmota monax, also called “woodchuck”) peeking out of its hole; if it sees its shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. Read more →