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065: Change, Dropbox, GitHub DDoS, Kubernetes, Docker, and More!

At what point are we going to admit that, like mainframes and COBOL, while history is worth remembering it might not be worth memorializing. Change is a constant in life that we cannot deny. Humanity wouldn’t be roaming the earth and stars if it weren’t for evolution, which at its base is change. Throughout history there have been points in time in which one side said, “no more” and the other said, “status quo”. Read more β†’

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. β€”Mark Twain

064: DODCLT, {code} death knell, Leadership, Kubernetes Good and Bad, Docker and moving on from it, and More!

I’m fresh off the plane from DevOpsDays Charlotte 2018 when I’m writing this. I have to say a HUGE thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and speakers. The venue was beyond amazing. Red Ventures knows how to host a crowd in style. I definitely feel like I need to fly out the morning after these events though. Traveling on a Friday is not ideal. It never fails that I end up missing a connection I wanted to make because I just flat out ran out of time. Read more β†’

The sharks are circling

052: 1 Year πŸŽ‰, CNI Book Giveaway, AWS re:Invent, Kubernetes, and More!

This is the 52nd issue of DevOps’ish! While the official one-year anniversary is next week, there are 52 weeks in a year and now is as good a time as any to celebrate. In keeping with DevOps best practices, I shared some lessons learned in, Notes on Running a Newsletter: A Year of DevOps’ish. To celebrate the DevOps’ish first anniversary, Kris Nova has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway of her and Justin Garrison’s new book, Cloud Native Infrastructure. Read more β†’

Healing is Hard

050: Healing, Move Slowly and Fix Things, Observability, Serverless, Kubernetes, and…

And so it begins… The long road to decompression and the end of my burnout. As I mentioned on my blog on Monday, I am Leaving Bankrate. It was not an easy decision to make but it was a move that needed to happen. I am considering writing a postmortem for the whole ordeal. I’m not sure I’ll ever publish it. But, it is something many others could benefit from. Read more β†’

Mountains by Kris Nova

046: Docker Reverses Course on Kubernetes, Scoble Sucks, HQ2, Happy HTTPS, Lambda…

Is DevOps dying? I’ve had this thought for a few weeks now. Since DevOpsDays Detroit when Richard I. Cook, M.D. sat shaking his head at Gene Kim on stage in a panel discussion titled, “DevOps, Safety, And Lean”. Like a concept twisted by bad marketing DevOps has become almost a cult. There are those that practice it religiously and others that cannot adhere to every tenet every moment of every day but do try to “DevOps”. Read more β†’