Posts Tagged: Linux

Oct 12

Rolling Your Own

Episode 8 brings crisp fall weather (“summer” in San Francisco), and a discussion on rolling your own: your own tool, your own Jenkins or Maven plugin, your own whatever. We take a closer look at some of the costs associated with doing so and some of the aspects to think about when trying to decide whether to hack on (and join) the open source community around a particular tool, or buck up and write it yourself. When exactly is the best decision:

Rolling Your Own

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for the discussion, plus the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a review of the recent Jenkins User Conference.

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EJ tells us all about his experience at the recent Jenkins User Conference in San Francisco, including a coverage of the most important aspect of the conference: the food!

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Has “rolling your own” sometimes been a nightmare, sometimes a nightmare? Never a nightmare? Are there “happy ever after” roll-your-own stories?

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Aug 12

Hire the Best

In episode 3, we take a look at the process around hiring DevOps and release engineers, including reviewing resumes, interview structure, questions to ask, and red and yellow flags. The tech job market has been hot for a few months now, and the hiring of engineers in support roles—QA, IT, and (yes!) release engineering/DevOps—is starting to feel the heat; join us as we try to figure out:

How To Hire the Absolute Best Release & DevOps Engineers

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, as we discuss the above, plus review the last couple of weeks in News & Views and look at new tools to help you ship in Tool Tips.

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Tool Tips

An open-source grep replacement targeted towards software development and searching source trees for information in specific file types, while ignoring editor backups, core dumps, and binaries; offers full Perl-regular expression syntax for searching.

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Jul 12

Inaugural Episode!

We’re proud to announce the launch episode of The Ship Show, a new podcast focusing specifically on build engineering, DevOps, release management and the tools, techniques, and tricks that go with it!

Join us, your hosts Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and EJ Ciramella, aka @ecirmella, as we take a look at the news of the week, and discuss:

Why bother with release engineering?

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Configuration Management Best Practices
by Bob Aiello, @BobAiello and Leslie Sachs
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