DevOps'ish

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

142: COBOL, Git got, Kubernetes enables forces collaboration, 2019 State of DevOps, have DevOps your way, and more

I wrote something this week on Twitter that I’d like to dive a little deeper into. “I see Kubernetes as an opportunity for Ops folks to reach across the DevOps divides and help Devs understand what concepts Ops has wrangled with every day around DNS, networking, infrastructure, etc. Kubernetes is a tool that could improve collaboration along logical boundaries.” Google’s SRE culture influenced their use of containers and vice versa. 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 →

123: Kubernetes, DevOps Pipelines, Trolls & Corporate Liability, How to Get Into SRE, Hannah Montana Linux, and More

I received my first credible death threat from someone over the internet when I was eighteen (I was working for an ISP and had to cancel an account for terms violations). No one knew what to do then. A few years later, I referred a credible threat to the FBI for investigation (Muslim extremists). No one knew what I should do then either. A few months ago, a Twitter troll hounded my personal and several corporate accounts FOR DAYS. 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 →

107: KubeCon Recap, Larry Ellison, China Hacking, Kubernetes Security, and More

As mentioned last week, I was able to finish my KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 recap this week. It’s not an exhaustive list of things I did but, it covers the big ones. One point of emphasis for me was to assess the physical toil I managed along the way. It’s important to note that life doesn’t stop because you’re at a conference. Videos from the Kubernetes Contributor Summit are now available too. Read more →

105: Two Years 🎂, #KubeKhan, CVE-2018-1002105, State of k8s, vim, and More!

DevOps’ish turns two this week. Started on 2016-12-11 as a Medium publication, with an epoch for a subject line, only 632 characters, and no images to be found. A lot has changed but, a lot has stayed the same too. There’s no image again but, it’s not on Medium anymore. There’s a ton of news but, it’s still sourced by me. There’s more people reading and giving feedback but, I’m still grateful for every one of you. Read more →

103: DevOps for All, Requirements, Discord Acquisition Coming, Kubernetes Myths, Service Meshes, and More

This week was Thanksgiving in the US. It was a holiday and I unplugged to a certain extent. I played games on my phone instead of working on various things and reading research. I took a little bit of a mental break the second half of this week (and I hope you did too if you could). This week, while most of the tech world is Las Vegas, I’ll be the designated survivor in an undisclosed location (aka Westford, Massachusetts). Read more →

099: AllThingsOpen, GitHub’s Ups and Downs, Google’s Grossness Grows, Serverless DevOps, Kubernetes, and More

This was an incredibly busy week in tech news and events. First, AllThingsOpen was this week. For me, this included the annual opensource.com Moderators meeting in Red Hat Tower. The conference was amazing but, I feel like it might have outgrown the Raleigh Convention Center. 4,100 people registered to attend AllThingsOpen and I’m pretty sure half of them tried to get to two talks I wasn’t able to attend due to crowds. Read more →

Please. Vote.

098: Open Source, Kubernetes, Vote, Ansible, Serverless, Amazon HQ2 and More

Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE. I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet. 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 →