When looking at all the organizations that are doing interesting technological, cultural, and scaling things in the DevOps space, one of the common architectural patterns is the use of microservices. For episode 52, the panel sits down to talk a bit about microservices: what they are, the benefits they provide, the costs, the issues around releasing, deploying, and operating microservices-based applications, in an attempt to figure out whether they’re the future or a fad and what, exactly, should make you pay attention and start investigating whether that old monolithic application should be sliced and diced into a microservice-utopia. Join us as we talk through:
Has it really been five years since the Patrick Debois launched the first DevOps Days in Ghent Belgium?! Turns out: time flies when developers and operations are getting along and getting bits shipped. We sit down with an all-star panel, live from DevOps Days Ghent, including Dave Mangot, Steve Pereira, Kris Buytaert, Gareth Rushgrove, John Willis, and the father himself, Patrick Debois to discuss what the first few DevOps Days were like, how it became an international mainstay of the DevOps Community, where DevOps has been in the last five years and where it’s going in the next five, and what to make of “Enterprise DevOps”; join us for:
Five Years of DevOps (and Its Days)
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng and Pete Cheslock, aka @petecheslock for the discussion, plus the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a ToolTip!
For many, the words “continuous integration” are synonymous with Jenkins. Love it or hate it, we all use it and we tend to trick out our Jenkins installations with all myriad plugins. But as your trusty butler, does Jenkins always know what you need? For Episode 50, the panel takes a look at issues and usecases for Jenkins installations large and small alike, and comes up with some things you might want to leave as:
Has it really been almost a decade since Puppet was created? It turns out it has, and that realization was a constant theme of PuppetConf 2014. We sit down with a distinguished panel including Ryan Coleman, Deepak Giridharagopal, Kris Buytaert, Nigel Kersten, and Dawn Foster to discuss the announcements, keynotes, talks, and themes of the conference, as well as reflect on five years of DevOps, 10 years of “second generation configuration management tools,” and what one might do with an army of 400 sysadmins at their command. Join us as we take a look back at
We hear a lot about continuous delivery, but is that all there is when it comes to continuity? How do we handle the design? What about the data? How do we synthesize it into a useful business? For episode 48, we sit down with FlowCon program committee members Esther Derby, John Esser, and Jez Humble, live from FlowCon 2014 to discuss how we can help our companies and organizations:
Special Secret Guest ™ (ok, ok, it’s Gene Kim!) joins us to talk about another conference that’s looking at the “DevOps unicorn” in a different way: DevOps Enterprise, October 21st-23rd in San Francisco; register with coupon code SHIPSHOW20.
What does flow mean to you?
What do you find is most difficult for your organization to work with “flow”?
Monitoring is a big part of DevOps, but what’s the best way to get started? Infrastructure monitoring? Application monitoring? What should you monitor? Where should that data go? How can you turn data into information and monitoring into alerts? What about alert fatigue and humane monitoring? Join the special guest Bridget Kromhout and the panel as they take a high-level look at monitoring, data collection, analysis, and
How do we know, we know what DevOps is? For episode 46, we sit down with Praxisflow’s Kevin Behr (whom you might recognize as one of the authors of the Phoenix Project) and Jabe Bloom to talk about these and other heady questions, including: what can we learn from the Agile community? Where is DevOps headed in the next five years? Who is Frederick Taylor and what does he have to do with DevOps? And what do English coal miners from the 1940s have to do with DevOps? Find out the answers to these and more as we discuss:
When most of us think of where the gravitational pull is in DevOps, places like San Francisco, New York, and Belgium spring to mind. But the Midwest? You bet, pardner! For episode 45, we take a field trip to Minneapolis for its first ever DevOps Days. With a panel of organizers and speakers from the event (including Patrick Debois!), we discuss the various talks as well as the open spaces and evening events, examining how DevOps in the Midwest is alive and well and has something to share with us all! Join us for a panel discussion on what it’s like doing
DevOps on the Silicon Prairie
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, Pete Cheslock , aka @petecheslock for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and the triumphant return of DevOps Dear Abby!
For episode 44, we sit down with Lanette Creamer, a proponent of context-driven and agile QA practices to discuss what “quality” means in a world moving toward DevOps practices. Lanette started in QA back when solving “the blank screen” involved “typing in win.exe” and has been testing everything from publishing to medical records software. We figure out what it’s like to be a QA engineer in this changing environment and how we can all help produce better quality in the software we work on. Join us as Lanette guides the panel through:
As tech companies implement all sorts of ways to increase their output, the often-undiscussed tradeoff is how it impacts employees. Most tech workers have struggled with burnout in a role, at a company, or even in the area of tech they’ve focused their career; some of us have even suffered through burnout without noticing it: we only became aware when friends and family intervened to let us know how off-the-rails our work/life balance had become. In episode 43, we take a look at the signs, symptoms, causes, and strategies for:
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d and Pete Chesslock, aka @petecheslock for the panel discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and some opinionated thoughts and feels!