#68 – Avoiding DevOps Continuous Disappointment

The difference between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment is often referred to as 'just one more step in the automation pipeline'. If it's just one more step why are so many organizations struggling with it? Simple, that last step reaches into departments outside of the traditional DevOps universe: the network team and the security team. … Continue reading #68 – Avoiding DevOps Continuous Disappointment

#66 – Simplifying DevSecOps

In this episode I'm joined by Michael Fraser of refactr to talk about DevSecOps. Coming from the ops side, Michael's desire to simplify security automation derived from personal experience in stitching together security tooling to support delivery/deployment pipelines. Knowing how many security technologies weren't developed from an API first perspective, the need for refactr was … Continue reading #66 – Simplifying DevSecOps

#64 – IaC – HashiCorp Packer w/ Github Actions

In this episode I demonstrate how to automate the creation and distribution of AMIs across 4 AWS regions with the safety and reproducibility of version control. I'm not a fan of using Snapshots because then I have to manage all the snapshots, and their distribution... But wait, there's "A New Hope"! Star Wars references aside, … Continue reading #64 – IaC – HashiCorp Packer w/ Github Actions

#63 – 2020 Quarantined Nerd Challenge – UPDATE

Soooooooo, I got a little overzealous with the Quarantined Nerd Challenge dates. Whoopsy. Shortly after posting challenge #1 both Kin Lane and I got super busy and two weeks just flew past. Resetting expectations, QNC 2020 will continue but the event end dates will be on the <quarantine end date>. More examples to come very … Continue reading #63 – 2020 Quarantined Nerd Challenge – UPDATE

#59 – Remote Working: Don’t forget your Health

For those proficient in the kitchen (beyond the microwave), before you scoff at the idea of this post, yes, we've got a generation of people who have never needed to cook. In fact, the tech world is especially responsible for this era of folk who are nutritionally dependent on being in the office. Many organizations … Continue reading #59 – Remote Working: Don’t forget your Health