For Episode 7, we examine the issue of bootstrapping developer work environments. Can the configuration management and automation tools we all know and love be used to get setup developer workstations and get your new-hires writing, building, and shipping code more quickly? And is that even something DevOps and release engineers should be responsible for? Join as we examine strategies for:
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for techniques on improving initial developer productivity, plus coverage of the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a new segment: The Comment Block.
- 1:42 – Paul will be hosting a DevOps discussion (followed by drinkup!) in New York on October 4th, 2012 in the evening; come join!
- 2:06 – News & Views
- 9:29 – Main Segment: Bootstrapping Your Developer Environments
- 15:00 – OpsCode’s Josh Timberman automates his workstation in this way
- 15:20 – Pivotal Labs’ Matt Kocher talks about “anonymous workstations” (Associated github repository)
- 18:53 – Chef Solo
- 26:55 – Omnibus Ruby installer
- 45:48 – The Comment Block
Paul waxes philosophic on Sascha’s Learning to Let Go (or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb), and argues that in the end: we’re all practicing therapists.
How do you deploy environments to your developers? What tricks do you use to make it faster, repeatable, and your teams more productive?
Join the discussion!