DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #303 - 16th October 2016

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I’ll be in San Diego next week for PuppetConf. Anyone else at the event definitely come and say Hi. And for everyone else, just a reminder that the next couple of newsletters will arrive later than usual due to timezones.

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News

A great post on starting to learn about operations from the point of view of a software developer.
https://jvns.ca/blog/2016/10/15/operations-for-software-developers-for-beginners/

A good discussion of the changing role of operations. It focuses solely on the operations engineering side which is a personal bugbear but otherwise makes some great points about the readiness of development teams.
http://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2016/10/13/the-ops-identity-crisis

SysAdvent is back. This is a month long blog post series from many authors, and the organisers are looking for article ideas and people to act as editors. They are particularly looking for new voices too.
https://goo.gl/forms/NX3P1mokKRjVmKGf2

VictorOps (who also kindly sponsor this newsletter) are conducting the 3rd annual State of On Call survey at the moment. On call experiences regularly feature in this newsletter, and how they are changing with all the new technology is a worthy research topic.
https://victorops.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mfwsMp1IuzyiCp?source=devopsweekly

An excellent presentation deck on the people and team side of adopting service based architectures.
http://www.slideshare.net/SkeltonThatcher/teams-and-monoliths-matthew-skelton-londoncd-2016

Adopting IaaS in a large, complex environment like Government comes with a certain resistance to change. This post delves into several areas and provides some good tips on architecture, understanding compliance and information security risk, exposing services accidentally, access control, cost management and more.
http://fractio.nl/2016/10/12/aws-in-government-myths-risks-misconceptions/

A good general introduction to serverless which turns into an in-depth look at how serverless changes various aspects of security including deployment, attack detection, software supply chain and more.
http://www.slideshare.net/wickett/serverless-security-doing-security-in-100-milliseconds

Docker shipped the InfraKit library a few weeks back, which is described as a toolkit for creating and managing declarative, self-healing infrastructure. This post covers a simple hello world example of getting it up and running.
http://www.morethanseven.net/2016/10/07/infrakit-hello-world/

The latest version of Kubernetes ships with the kubeadm tool, which helps with bootstrapping a new cluster. This post explains what’s happening under the hood.
https://www.ianlewis.org/en/how-kubeadm-initializes-your-kubernetes-master

A quick introduction to unikernels, showing how to build a Java application using the OSv Capstan tool and how to run the resulting unikernel on KVM.
http://rabbitstack.github.io/virtualization/of-unikernels-and-containers/

A useful discussion of some of the problems with IAM roles and in particular the EC2 metadata service.
http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2016-10-09-EC2s-most-dangerous-feature.html

Jobs

iWeb is looking for a Devops engineer to join our 23 strong team in Stafford. iWeb have been developing eCommerce websites since 1995, and now work pretty much exclusively in Magento and Wordpress. We’re after another Devop to come in and assist with owning our real estate of Ubuntu based LAMP hosting. We’re fans of Ansible and Python to ensure consistent configuration management and deployment. Understanding a PHP application like Magento would be advantageous to be able to assist with debugging and supporting the dev team, but not critical.
http://jobview.monster.co.uk/v2/job/View?JobID=172640662&MESCOID=1500131001001&jobPosition=1

Events

KubeCon is coming up in Seattle on the 8th and 9th of November. The schedule is packed with low level technical talks as well as lots of production case studies. Something for Kubernetes experts and those just getting started.
https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=devopsweekly&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=a

Devopsdays Sydney is coming up on the 1st and 2nd of December. The organisers are looking for sponsors and speakers, and tickets are available too.
https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2016-sydney/welcome/

Tools

Gradle is a popular and powerful build tool used in a number of different language environments, and PyGrade brings that capability to Python.
https://github.com/linkedin/pygradle

Gogeta is a reverse proxy backed by etcd. It provides real time dynamic reconfiguration of routes without having to restart the process.
https://github.com/arkenio/gogeta

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