I want to point out a few signs that I think we’re pushing the industry too hard, too fast. Fires in AWS data centers, Fastly (the CDN) took an hour-long outage triggered by a customer finding a bug, Cloudflare had outages in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ransomware is running through companies like Grant went through Richmond (to the point the US Justice department is equating them, in some ways, to terrorist attacks).
Read more →It was indeed KubeCon EU this week. What my family is told is one of my Super Bowl events (KubeCons and Red Hat Summit are in that class). It was indeed an extraordinary virtual event. That’s right; you read that right. KubeCon EU 2021 was a great virtual event. No one besides Deserted Island DevOps and CNCF has unlocked successful models of making a virtual event enjoyable.
As a speaker, I did not test anything until thirty minutes before the talk on Friday morning.
Read more →Sometimes you don’t know what the world needs until someone tells you. On Monday this week, a friend asked if I had any additional books to point them to for Kubernetes help. I have a mile-long list in my head. I said, yeah, let me punch that up for you real quick. But, instead of creating a locked down doc or dust bin email, I built a website. Behold, Kubernetes README.
Read more →Remember last week how I said things would be punchier? Well, I updated the DevOps’ish Solarwinds supply chain compromise Index. By the way, Microsoft says it was, “used by a different threat actor.”
I wrote the parts of the newsletter below, which are probably helpful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The past few days have been incredibly challenging mentally and physically. I’m not sure if I would do it all the same way again.
Read more →We kinda went down a rabbit hole this week when I suggested folks check out yq, “The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.” First, there’s nothing wrong with this project. I like it, I find the tool useful, and that’s that. But the great debate started over our lord and savior, YAML. Yeah, I know, XML vs. JSON vs. YAML vs. TOML vs.
Read more →My daughter just informed me she very likely has contracted COVID-19. My apologies but, I’m going to forgo my usual introduction in the newsletter this week.
I was going to discuss this lengthy piece but, give it a read instead: The Developer-Led Landscape.
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Read more →This is quite clever.
DevOps’ish is brought to you by Accurics. Just announced: Terrascan extends Policy as Code to Kubernetes.
People One lone hero in production is not sustainable-not for you, not for high-functioning teams, and not for customers who depend on your service. Collaborate well by instrumenting observability from the very beginning, and enable more resilient teams to build more reliable systems sustainably.
In our guide, Developing a Culture of Observability, we lay out why o11y culture and tools go hand-in-hand.
Read more →I was going to make a list of things you could learn this week but, the tech world got a notable call to arms this week. We need more COBOL developers in the US. The glut of unemployment claims has crippled mainframe systems designed to run in a satisfactory government manner under normal conditions. “The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now.
Read more →There is a line in Saving Private Ryan about griping. There’s a chain of command in the military and leadership voices its concerns up the chain, never down it. This week, I’ve been reaching up my chain of command in government to make sure that the people that are supposed to be leading right now are. I would encourage you to do the same. Some good news this week is that after announcing an initiative to harness a global computer network to contribute work towards pharmaceutical drugs to combat COVID-19, Folding@Home has seen a 1200% increase in computers actively contributing to the project.
Read more →Editor’s Note: The newsletter passed 3,900 subscribers this week. I’d love to end the month at 4,000 subscribers. If you don’t mind, please ask your coworkers and folks on social media to subscribe to DevOps’ish. Y’all are awesome!
The inevitable is finally happening this week. Docker gutted itself to stay alive by selling off the money-making bits of the business to Mirantis. Docker states it’s because they have two distinct businesses and they can only focus on one.
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