Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (January 02 - January 09). Here they are, in order of popularity:
Aaron and Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell) talk with Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000, Developer Evangelist @Splunk) about how Machine Data is impacting IT operations, and integrating with modern DevOps teams. They also talk about how to empower developers with greater application knowledge from operational insight.
In fact it was actually pretty good -- I'd go so far as to call it kind of exciting and certainly educational. If you've been (or imagined being) on 24/7 call for a week for a high traffic internet service and think I sound insane, allow me to explain...
The Freakonometrics website often integrates tweets into their articles. A user asked if they do that manually or automate, and Freakonometrics decided to show how to automate that.
This article represents facts on what would it take to build one or more jar files for a given framework/library using Maven.
One of my favorite posts to write each year is the year-ending summary of some of the developments in the world of software development that I have read about or observed during that year.