DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #262 - 10th January 2015

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Lots of interesting content this week, looks like folks have come back from the holiday energised. If you’ve written anything interesting, or are hacking on a novel project, be sure to let me know.

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News

A nice look at devops, specifically focusing on getting alignment between different stakeholders. Looking at common problems and the advantages of getting it right.
http://www.ypobo.com/blog/beyond-devops-stakeholder-alignment

A lovely detailed and well illustrated post on the basics of scaling data platforms. Everything from traditional batch processing to stream processing.
http://www.benstopford.com/2015/04/28/elements-of-scale-composing-and-scaling-data-platforms/

Getting the basics right when it comes to securing infrastructure is still not as common as it should be. This article covers those basics looking at remote login, firewalls, logging, trust boundaries and more.
http://blog.mailgun.com/security-guide-basic-infrastructure-security/

Some useful experiments and data concerning the performance impact of containers and container network overlays. I’d love to see the code published for experiments like this.
http://www.slideshare.net/i21aneka/about-microservices-containers-and-their-underestimated-impact-on-network-performance

A useful analysis of various popular architectures, viewed from a high level. Looking particular at agility, scalability, performance, deployment and testability.
http://www.firatatagun.com/blog/2016/01/09/analysis-of-software-architectures/

A quickstart for trying out Intel Clear Linux, the secure containers project which is aiming to expose hardware virtualization bits to containers.
https://kismatic.com/technical/quickstart-intel-clear-linux-containers/

A good video discussion (with notes) all about the challenge of hiring software developers, focusing particularly on embracing agile and devops.
http://blog.smartbear.com/agile-software-development/hiring-agile-developers/

Dump-init is another approach to managing PID1 inside a container. Specifically it’s intended to correctly handle signals and processes without the overhead of a full-blown init system.
http://engineeringblog.yelp.com/2016/01/dumb-init-an-init-for-docker.html

An short introduction to devops and continuous delivery, aimed at people coming from a security background. Worth reading as well to understand some of the view points from that audience if you’re a developer or admin.
https://labs.signalsciences.com/what-security-experts-need-to-know-about-devops-and-continuous-delivery-f9e0d53dd09

A good example of using modules in your Terraform configuration, with lots of examples of how to create specific contexts.
http://avi.io/blog/2016/01/05/using-modules-in-terraform/

Occasionally doing operations work you end up writing a little C. This next post contains a great deal of opinions about what good modern C good should look like.
https://matt.sh/howto-c

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Events

KubeCon, the Kubernetes conference, is coming to London on March 10th-11th. Super Early Bird tickets are available now. The CFP is also open until the 5th of February.
https://ti.to/kubecon/kubecon-eu-2016/en

Tools

Minimesos is a set of tools to make running a Mesos cluster locally easy, even on OSX. Particularly useful if you’re developing your own mesos frameworks.
http://container-solutions.com/minimesos-0-5-0-mac-os-x-support-and-improved-docker-support/
https://github.com/ContainerSolutions/minimesos

Apex is a CLI tool for working with AWS Lambda, providing simple deployment, build and introspection capabilities and supporting Go and Python as well as the native Node.js.
https://github.com/apex/apex

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