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The Monitoring Survey 2015 closes at the end of this week. If you’ve not already taken it you should definitely head over to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/monitoringsurvey2015. Last years results where worth reading and seeing how things have changed a year later should be interesting.


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Some nice specific statements about a devops culture. I particularly liked “the primary characteristic of DevOps culture is increased collaboration between the roles of development and operations”.

An interesting article on testing distributed systems covering approaches to end-to-end testing, dealing with node failure and testing recovery from failure conditions.

A discussion of the different roles in continuous integration and deployment, and why a single service (in this case Jenkins) poses problems for access control and management.

Apollo is an opinionated integrated infrastructure stack. This post looks at the continuous delivery workflow, taking in various kinds of testing and integration with lots of testing and deployment tooling.

A good high-level run-down of what Mesos is and why it’s interesting. Touches on features like the API, Docker integration and scaling.

The MirageOS unikernel project has shipped a new version with first-class support for SSL/TLS, based on a pure OCaml implementation of TLS. This post shows an example building a simple static site unikernel served over HTTPS.

Nginx is both great software and very popular so this series of posts about monitoring nginx should be of interest to lots of people. A good run through of what is available and how to get at it.

At some point we’ve all probably looked at a graph from our monitoring system and found it strangely artful. Well, this Tumblr is collecting attractive graphs. If you have favourites you can submit them for inclusion.


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SwifttypeMonitoring is an interesting looking set of Ruby helpers to help build application-level monitoring checks. with build-in examples of checkings for MySQL, ElasticSearch and Redis it’s relatively easy to see how to write your own checks.

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