To ring in 2014, the panel discusses some of the core elements of release engineering infrastructure for all sorts of applications, from web services to shipped-software. We talk about the challenges of coming into a new environment and having to support an existing infrastructure, a few methods for changing taking the infra over and starting to really own, and the components every build and tool infrastructure needs to address to be considered “operationalized.” We revisit some topics we’ve discussed in previous shows, but it’s always a good checklist to run through to see if you’ve got them covered in:
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d and EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a (bunch of!) tool tips!
- California is being a bit of a jerk about the weather
- 1:41 – News & Views
- Redhat and CentOS teaming up; questions abound about the future of the project; GigaOM weighs in
- OpenSSL’s website hacked! (finger pointing abounds)
- Bazaar developer shares his thoughts on having worked on it for years, as the project seemingly winds down
- Facebook picks Mercurial over Git to move to and discusses what they needed to do to scale it out
- 14:35 – Main Segment: Infrastructure As A Service… You’re Responsible For
- Redesigning the pipeline: not just good advice for airspace…
- 54:10 – Tool Tip
- Paul reflects on hashing algorithms
- ChefConf 2014 in April; call for presenters open.
- Config Management Camp EU in Belgium in 2014
- Configuration Management DevRoom at 2014 FOSDEM
- Monitorama coming to Portland in May in 2014
A sort of “tool tip of tool tips,” Scott Hanselman offers suggestions for developers and power users in the 2013 update to his ultimate tool list for Windows.
What other items/services do you find are critical in your infrastructure?
What experiences have you had coming into a new environment and having to support a legacy build infrastructure?
Join the discussion!
Music for this episode courtesy of Joe Toscano.