Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot lately. I’ve been moving house – well, moving two houses – and things have been rather hectic. Hopefully I’ll be properly set up soon and can get on to regular content creation, including some screencast material.
Upcoming talks from Me:
Sydney DevOps Meetup Nov 19th 2015 – What DevOps Means To Domain. Well, it’s what DevOps means at Domain as well as what DevOps means to Domain. I’ll run through how we Define the DevOps Ethos and some of the results we’ve produced.
This is a short-form talk and will be kind-of ad-hoc, with an Ask-Me-Anything at the end
This one will be accompanied by Ben Hodge talking about DSC, Kirk Brady telling us why we should be using git and how to do that, and then me blathering about Pester for probably far too long once everyone is tired. Beer and Pizza are, I believe, sponsored.
I was sitting on twitter today and a stream of tweets rolled past that made me… a little annoyed at first, then sort of intrigued because of the amount of discussion and brain wrangling they triggered.
To be fair to Chris, I agree with a lot of what he was saying in his Real DevOps stream. But I fear that among the good stuff were a few tweets were either worded badly or wildly off the mark. I’ll admit I was initially tempted to dissect individual tweets but I think it’s more interesting – and less churlish – to get the Yet Another What Is DevOps post out of the way.
So, let’s get one thing clear, and then I’ll get started. A lot of people don’t know what “Devops” actually means. Here’s what it is, and here’s an opportunity for you to get your “no it’s not” ready.
Devops is the application of lean manufacturing principles to the IT Lifecycle
I recently observed, in one of my more lucid moments, that sometimes doing DevOps feels like hurtling down a railway, building the track as you go. Things get faster and faster and you’re constantly getting everything in a row just-in-time.
Later I realised that Wallace and Gromit, featuring those automation-obsessed northerners – is an end-to-end DevOps metaphor. Observe.