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I always like it went I have content for the newsletter that I could put under the titles culture, automation, measurement and sharing and this issues is definitely one of them. Inclusivity in our community, windows packaging, sensu/graphite integration and case studies from enterprises using devops practices.


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Chocolatey is the alternative windows package store. It’s basically Yum for Windows, and is especially handy for installing developer tools and software. This Kickstarter is raising money for the open source effort to make it even better.

There’s lots of interest in new low level programming languages for systems work at the moment, so this post might be of interest. It’s a brief comparison between Rust and Go, picking up on some of the nice features in both.

It’s really important in my view to keep making the growing devops community as inclusive as possible. This post, with observations of from Devopsdays in Gent, should remind everyone that The first rule of devops club is welcome to the club.

All the videos are now up from the Devops Enterprise Summit. Lots of great case studies and tips for anyone working in large environments.

As we increasingly rely on our build pipelines for feedback, the job of managing a large build system becomes harder and more interesting. Here’s a good presentation about infrastructure as code for build engineering.

Init systems are still trickier to use that they probably should be. Here’s a useful tutorial on preventing detached processes with upstart and systemd.

Sensu is doing a good job of not reinventing the wheel when it comes to things handled well by other software. Here’s a nice example of sharing event data between Sensu and Graphite.

Some interesting ideas about a reference architecture for treating your platform as an application. There’s probably value in formalising language around things like this, even just to make it easier to compare and have conversations.


The Scale Factory, a small London-based consultancy, designs, builds, operates and scales Linux infrastructure for clients of various sizes, across a number of business sectors. They’re looking for new team members to work on customer projects and internal systems, where there’s lots of scope for automation, testing and bringing the benefits of a DevOps culture to new teams.

FutureAdvisor is seeking an experienced DevOps engineer in San Francisco. We’re an automated investment manager that manages and monitors more than $30 billion in assets for middle- and working-class families. If you enjoy operations on a large-scale, mission-critical platform, if you know Linux, AWS, Chef and Capistrano, we want you. No remote, please.

MediaMath is looking for an SRE to help build and manage our infrastructure and data centers across four continents. Our SREs are front-and-center in the effort to design, build, and keep our distributed services fast and reliable, 100% of the time. If the stability and performance of real-time, global systems sounds like an exciting challenge, join our team.


Devopsdays Tel Aviv is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of November, with the usual mix of interesting talks and open spaces.


Walter is described as a tiny deployment pipeline. IT reminds me of the wercker build file, but can run locally as well as within a CI system. Useful for testing pipelines locally.

Stager is a nifty looking tool to automatically build staging environments from GitHub pull requests.