Agile Web Development and Operations

The folks at the Agile Web Operations blog added another couple of guest posts surrounding Devops.

The folks at the Agile Web Operations blog added another couple of guest posts surrounding Devops.

The State of Devops

Written by James Turnbull, this post takes us back in a time machine to the days where the client-server was a passing fad and serious conversations where held in the car park. Jame’s summarized those conversations with three principles:

  1. Think before you act
  2. Change one thing at a time, not ten things at once
  3. If you fucked up then own up

It seems like that Mr. Turnbull is concerned: “There are thousands more people who muddle through Operations in ways that make us both wince and laugh. Who don’t understand that automation will make free. Who don’t get the power of monitoring, metrics, documentation and process. Who don’t get to the pub on time.”

Read the full post at http://www.agileweboperations.com/the-state-of-devops

The Implications of Infrastructure as Code

Stephen Nelson-Smith talks about disruptive forces such as Puppet, Chef, Fabric, Capistrano, Ruby, Python, Github, EC2, and Heroku (note to Stephen: what about Nolio ASAP?) that have revolutionized what it means to manage systems in the twenty first century. “One of the most interesting and important trends to emerge from this paradigm shift is the desire and willingness to treat Infrastructure as Code” – says Stephen.

The healthy (lengthy) post can be read in full at http://www.agileweboperations.com/the-implications-of-infrastructure-as-code

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