DevopsDays Edinburgh 2017

My Opinionated Impressions :

As a conference DevopsDays Edinburgh 2017 was spot on. My thanks to the organisers, speakers, sponsors and other attendees. Mostly I make notes during talks because I don’t have time to sit through them all again on YouTube/Vimeo. A few people have requested my notes, so I’ve typed them up to a modest standard. Link…

Devops “all things to all people”?

Why Did I Attend?  I have a several fold interest – from living the devops dream in a start-up and a hankering to return to them one day; from the perspective of working in a public sector enterprise and trying to work out how to bring some more of the magic into the organisation; Link…

Soft But Important Skills :

Diversity This was all before the recent celebrity revelations hit the news, so hats off to the organisers. Beyond the fact that I don’t like and cannot abide the bro-grammer mentality, nasty internet trolling and any form of intimidation in the workplace I don’t have any particular axe to grind. Experience suggests that without positive… Link…

Flavour of the Month Tools :

A Massive Selection of Tools.  Another theme, not surprisingly, was tooling. Again a very generous exchange of tools evaluated, used and developed. Some of the notes below are in the expectation that people will follow the links and read the summaries. It’s not my job to type in yet another summary! Overall the principal tools… Link…

Blue sky

A Big Pile of Micro Services Advice :

Inside the Container.  What OS should go into a microservices container? Alpine is a tiny footprint Unix like OS. Running it in a read-only docker image with no SSH is the basis of a syatem with a very limited attack surface. This is very much the tiny no-attack surface approach – rather than the RedHat… Link…

Waves on Shore

Going Live!

Through out the conference there was a whole lot of discussion about how Devops interacts in the live environment. There were many ideas discussed and there was a considerable amount of time dedicated to the processes and tools to support them. Testing in Live Eeek! that sounds “exotic” Parallel live systems are used in various Link…

SECURITY IS A BIG THING :

How to Run a Security Workshop for Developers.  GDS (i.e. government digital services) gave an interesting talk about running a security workshop. Provided as a reaction to a very poor and sexist externally source workspace. People tend not to learn from history so this is a means of giving them experience. Link…

An Extra Slice plus Links :

Bits and pieces from around the conference. Conferences are a great opportunity to meet people with diverse interests and to pick up links to websites with all sorts of things to explore further. Link…