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Oct 14

Notes to Your Butler

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:

Notes to Your Butler

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and J. Michael McGarr, aka @jmichaelmcgarr for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and #DevOpsDearAbby!

Episode 50 is sponsored by
Pager Duty!

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DevOps Dear Abby

Philip Watts asks Any suggestions for explaining the value of social tools (irc, slideshare) to an enterprise?

Patrick Wiltrout asks (via my Atlassian Summit talk) “How do you fit the maven release plugin into Continuous Delivery?

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What features did you wish Jenkins did (or was better at)?

How have you solved issues you’ve run into while scaling Jenkins?

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01
Oct 14

The Pulse of PuppetConf 2014

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

The Pulse of PuppetConf 2014

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, and Pete Cheslock, aka @petecheslock for the panel, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a new Tooltip!

Episode 49 is sponsored by:

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Tooltip

Paul introduces us—Steven Murawski would be so proud— to PSReadline, a set of tools that bring advanced readline functionality to the PowerShell terminal.

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How has your use of Puppet (or configuration management) changed in the last 10 years?

What do you think is most responsible for that shift?

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12
Sep 14

Continuous All The Things: FlowCon 2014

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:

Continuous All The Things: FlowCon 2014

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a surprise guest!

Episode 48 is sponsored by
Pager Duty!

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A Special Guest!

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.

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What does flow mean to you?

What do you find is most difficult for your organization to work with “flow”?

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31
Aug 14

Making Monitoring Work for You

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

Making Monitoring Work for You

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, Pete Cheslock, aka @petecheslock, and Bridget Kromhout aka @bridgetkromhout, for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and some commentary!

Or, download Episode 47, or any of our previous shows!

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The Comment Block

Bridget shares her thoughts on Jawbone releasing an interesting graph that uses aggregate data.

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How were you able to sell your organization on the value of monitoring? Was it an easy sell? Tough sell?

How do you turn your monitoring data into information?

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13
Aug 14

The Epistemology of DevOps

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:

The Epistemology of DevOps

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a nostalgic tool tip!

Episode 46 is sponsored by
Pager Duty!

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Tooltip

Paul introduces Cool Old Term, a nostalgic way to run OpenVMS or even open VMs!

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Where do you think DevOps is headed?

What can we learn from Agile’s history as it permeated the industry?

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22
Jul 14

DevOps on the Silicon Prairie

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!

Episode 45 sponsored by:

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DevOps Dear Abby

Booker Bense asks: How do I stop being the Brent in my organization?

@mattstratton asks “What’s the best way for us to start “taking back” the term “DevOps” from all the marketing speak?


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What do you think is in store for the next five years of DevOps days?

Are we missing others industry’s stories when discussing DevOps journeys?

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30
Jun 14

Quantifying Quality

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:

Quantifying Quality

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and Pete Chesslock, aka @petecheslock for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a new Tool Tip!

Or, download Episode 44, or any of our previous shows!

Episode 44 sponsored by:

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Tooltip

Youssuf introduces us to Percol, a Python tool that will make sifting through your data with regular expressions easier.


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How does your organization handle the issue of quality in its software?

What does quality mean in a continuous delivery/DevOps context?

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11
Jun 14

Extinguishing Burnout

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:

Extinguishing Burnout

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!

Or, download Episode 43, or any of our previous shows!

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The Comment Block

Paul ponders whether or not build systems are a good proxy for determining code quality.


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What are your strategies for avoiding burnout?

Has burnout become an easier issue to wrestle with as your career has progressed?

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22
May 14

The State of DevOps Life in the Windows World

For episode 42, listeners might be hoping that we’d delve into the meaning of life, the universe, and everything… and if your universe consists of deploying and managing applications on Windows, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing! The panel sits down with Steven Murawski, site reliability engineer with the venerable Stack Exchange and Microsoft community MVP to discuss the goings on at Tech Ed last week, Microsoft’s recent open source offerings, new Azure features that are facing down Amazon, and with DSC and Server Core, why it seems Microsoft is really changing the way they develop their server products. Join us as we explore:

The State of DevOps Life in the Windows World

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a Tool Tip!

Or, download Episode 42, or any of our previous shows!

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Tooltip

Seth walks us through the benefits of mosh, the mobile shell, which helps unbind your processes from ttys and avoid big sads!

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What changes have you noticed in Microsoft’s Server products and application development software?

Do you think we’re witnessing a real shift in Microsoft’s priorities with respect to their developer and “IT Pro” community?

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07
May 14

Your Profile Tells Me You’re Perfect for this Amazing Podcast Opportunity

Bring up the topic of tech industry recruiting with any developer and you’re likely to get an ear-full: stories of recruiters treating candidates disrespectful, clueless recruiters who don’t know any of the acronyms, recruiters continuing to talk to you even after you’ve asked them to stop… the list goes on and on. In fact, it’s so prevalent, Twitter and Tumblr accounts have popped up just to make fun of recruiters. But why is recruiting so broken in our industry? Are all recruiters like that? And is there anything all of us—companies, recruiters, and candidates—can do to make the experience a bit better (and more efficient!) for everyone? Join us as we put recruiter Sam Whooley through the gauntlet for:

Your Profile Tells Me You’re Perfect for this Amazing Podcast Opportunity

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a new tool tip!

Or, download Episode 41, or any of our previous shows!

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Tool Tip

Paul takes a look at the (currently under heavy development) FinalTerm


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What’s your worst recruiting story? (Send them to us!)

What suggestions do you have to make tech recruiting better?

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