Brian talks with Doug Hairfield (@knucklesandwich, Manager of Systems Engineering and Continuous Integration @Bronto) about how he’s transformed the way they do continuous deployment and “manage hardware as code.”
Apache CloudStack 4.0 incubating was released a while ago now. The testing procedure used by the community to vote on the release candidate included using the new CloudStack sandbox DevCloud.
I recently ran across a tip from Mark Hepburn that caught my eye. The content of the tip isn’t important here but rather his justification: "It sounds trivial, but it can really help keep you in the flow."
From Airbnb Tech Talks 2012, a guide to big mistakes and how to make them from former Facebook infrastructure engineer Aaron Priestley.
Here's a new DevOps Dudes comic from Matthias Marschall!
Confreaks has an excellent collection of 2012 Airbnb Tech Talks, including this great presentation from Erica Kwan on how mobile payment platform Square stays up and stable.
Yesterday I found an incredible post on creating a one line browser notepad by Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga. The idea is using your browser as a minimal, distractions-free text editor.
Many development teams turn on Nuget Package Restore to save from having to check packages into Source Control. It’s also quite popular with project teams with a Continuous Integration setup. I recommend against it.
for a start, it’s truly bizarre that such a high proportion of organizations admit the existence of rogue IT – clearly the barriers to sanctioned adoption are simply too high and that’s what is forcing people to access via workarounds.
Here's a short video demonstrating how you can create a simple Python app, deploy it to Openshift and update the application directly from Codenvy.
Technical debt is a fact of life for anyone working in software development: work that needs to be done to make the system cleaner and simpler and cheaper to run over the long term, but that the business doesn't know about or doesn't see as a priority.
NLog on is popular logging component for .NET applications. I am using it in one project where I built multi-threaded server that is running similar threads with different configuration.
I started to get this error “Write failed: Broken pipe” when I was leaving the terminal alone. Since plumbers are still expensive, despite the crisis, I decided to fix the pipe by myself.
The Retrospective Prime Directive is an important part of retrospective practice, and has been in integral part of retrospective thinking since Norm Kerth first launched the practice.
This week we're talking to Willie Wheeler, Principal Applications Engineer with Expedia and author of Spring in Practice. Willie touches on the future of DevOps -- and using Minecraft for education.
There are several steps depending on how much involved the tests are, what parts are tested and, of course, how long it takes to run the tests.
A while ago I decided to dedicate an hour a day to my personal development time. There’s always been projects I had “in a pipeline” but they never finished, and work was always conveniently “getting in the way.”
Let me announce the first full-featured release of ultralog - a logging framework for high performance applications written in Java.
PythonTidy is a utility to reformat Python source code according to Python PEP-8 style guide. It cleans up your source code and makes it adhere the community recommended practices.
Properties are a powerful and useful feature of Apache Subversion, but they can be easily overlooked. If you’re regularly using properties in your project, it’s a good idea to configure Subversion to add properties to new files automatically.
Cloudways helps you deploy, self-manage or get managed cloud hosting for 100+ Open Source Applications on Top Cloud Hosting Providers so you can completely focus on your business rather than system administration.
I'm just about to write a couple of posts on Stackless Python and theNagare Micro Framework which runs on it. So I've been installing Stackless on my Ubuntu 12.04. Here are some nice copy and paste instructions if you want to play along.
Many have written articles about encapsulation throughout the computing ages, but which articles are the most influential? Which encapsulate encapsulation?
I’ve been working at uSwitch for about two months now and for the majority of that time have been working on an A/B test we were running to try and make it easier for users to go through the energy comparison process.
Conway's law suggests that designs are constrained by organizational communication structures. I've seen that law manifest itself over and over again and I'd assert that it is impossible to develop a cohesive software platform unless the proper collaborative dynamics exist.