Confessions of a Full Stack DevOp

In an interesting post from Jeff Knupp, he laments the increasing tendancy for development and operations roles to merge into one: Rather than temporarily taking on a single role for a short period of time, then transitioning into the next role, they are meant to be performing all the roles, all the time. And here’s what ...

Does devops leave security out in the cold?

  photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:It took a lot of work to get developers and IT ops people to collaborate. The next step: getting them to factor in security at the beginning of the process. After all the angst that goes into getting developers and IT operations people on the same page — which is what ...

Devtools Console, from Novice to Ninja

The JavaScript console is a powerful tool that allows developers debug their code using functions provided by the Console API and a shell prompt where they can enter commands and interact with the document object.   JavaScript Console   Filters There are different buttons allowing you to filter the display of messages logged to the console: All ...

VMware, Puppet, EMC & SAP: Better Together

If you already have orchestration and automation in place, and you’re interested in adding SAP to your already automated environment, this should get you started. If you’re already a happy user of Puppet and/or Razor, and you want to use either or both in your SAP environment, this may help you start a conversation with ...

7 DevOps Habits

Glenn O’Donnell and Kurt Bittner, Forrester Research analysts, have published a report that describes how developers and operations see each other when working in isolation and offers seven habits of collaboration between the two. Their “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective DevOps” are: Getting the two sides to talk to each other Taking an outside-in approach to everything ...

Is devops just downsizing in disguise?

Written by David Mytton Devops can be a little difficult to define because it’s sometimes referred to as a set of tools, a way of doing operations or even as a job title. Yet one of the consistent themes is that it’s all about developers being more involved with the operational side of their applications, ...

Git is good for devs, but here are 5 tips on making the transition

  photo: extradeda SUMMARY:Adopting next-generation software development technology can be yield benefits, if you can just get everyone over the hump of a new system. This post tells you how. Adopting the the collaborative git platform, reduces many of the pains of software development, and ultimately gives your team a competitive advantage. Companies and organizations ranging from the ...

3 Reasons why DevOps isn’t changing IT faster

The recent article from Luke Kanies (from Puppet Labs) on Wired.com really got me thinking. Similar to Luke, I have had an interesting vantage point to observe the changing nature of systems administration – spending time as one myself – over the last decade or so. From my graduate physics department, to Loudcloud, EDS, BladeLogic, BMC, and now Sumo Logic, I ...

DevOps: Gaining Speed and Reducing Risk in a New World of Disruptive Technology

Deploying software in a high pressure production environment can be very risky and can threaten the very existence of an enterprise. Last year, the global financial services firm Knight Capital accidentally committed itself to billions of dollars worth of trades by inadvertently activating test code on their trading system at the New York Stock Exchange, ...

Opscode gains momentum with IBM, Microsoft deals

This was posted originally on Gigaom.   SUMMARY:IBM is integrating Chef into SmartCloud and MIcrosoft is adding support for Azure as well in a sign that enterprises are fully aboard the devops bandwagon. Opscode’s been on a bit of a roll. The devops fan favorite is the foundation of Amazon Web Services new Opsworks application lifecycle ...