DevOps'ish

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

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†’

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2017 Speakers and Attendees During the Book Club Open Space

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2017 Book Club

As part of the Open Spaces at DevOpsDays Raleigh, the group decided to do a “Book Club” to share interesting books, podcasts, etc. that would be interesting to us DevOps folks. The members of the conversation were Magnus Hedemark (thanks for tweeting all these), Nirmal Mehta, John Willis, Aaron Huslage, and myself. Here is a compiled list from that discussion: The End of Heaven: Disaster and Suffering in a Scientific Age by Sidney Dekker β€” Accidents and disasters have become technical problems without inherent purpose. Read more β†’

Paper Boats Afloat

044: Kubernetes, Go, AWS, and Much More

I had the pleasure to travel to our South Florida office this week. I participated in five quarterly planning meetings and Bankrate’s 2nd Hackathon. The quarterly planning meetings were pretty cool. It was interesting to see what all our dev teams were going to be pushing forward with for the year. But, the highlight of the week was the Hackathon. There were some incredibly creative ideas built around the Bankrate platform that I’m sure a few will be brought into our products soon. Read more β†’

Chroma lit Macbook

042: Build vs. Buy, AWS Per-Second Billing, Hashicorp, Red Hat’s Patent Promise and More

Build versus Buy? It’s a question I usually asks candidates during interviews. There is really only one good answer; buy until you can build it better for cheaper. This doesn’t mean outsource everything. This doesn’t mean you won’t be hacking together cool things. It means that you have the business sense to know that you have core competencies that are either still forming, your team is small, or you have enough to manage in-house already. Read more β†’

Lost in the Woods

041: Book Suggestions, Serverless, Value Stream Mapping, and More

Free continuous delivery eBook from GoCD This free reference guide will take you back to the basics. You’ll find visuals and definitions on key concepts and questions you need to answer about your teams to determine your readiness for continuous delivery. Download and share with your team. SPONSORED All Things Open 2017 October 23 and 24, Raleigh, NC USA 2,500–3,000+ technologists will descend upon the City of Oaks to attend 200+ sessions from nearly as many speakers. Read more β†’

Football is BACK!

039: Cloud Native, Football, Kubernetes, Serverless, and More

Football is back and I couldn’t be happier about it (despite my Gators losing to Michigan). I know that sports and DevOps-types don’t always go together. However, there are a lot of things we tech folks can learn from football. Systems and process are what great football teams are built on. Take a good look at Nick Saban’s process focus at Alabama for an idea of how to build a perennial championship contender (tl;dr: it’s a one step at a time approach). Read more β†’