DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #305 - 30th October 2016

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Mention of three events in this week’s issue; one in Nashville, one in New Zealand and the other in Cape Town, South Africa. The Devops community is definitely a global one at this point.

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News

A set of good arguments for using a single monorepo for your organisation’s code, including discussion of versioning and reviewing benefits.
http://www.drmaciver.com/2016/10/why-you-should-use-a-single-repository-for-all-your-companys-projects/

A nice look at the future of serverless and function as a service architectures. Useful run down of areas that can and will hopefully be improved over the next year.
http://www.slideshare.net/padajo/future-of-serverless-from-serverlessconf-london-october-2016

With the new BPF features in the very latest Linux Kernel, Linux now has tracing capabilities similar to those of the much loved dtrace programme. This post explains what’s possible and a little history of how it came about.
http://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2016-10-27/dtrace-for-linux-2016.html

A suitably halloween themed talk on the potential for containers to introduce the types of culture and collaboration issues that devops set out to solve.
http://www.slideshare.net/KrisBuytaert/nightmare-on-docker-street

One of the amazing things about all the Devopsdays events cropping up is all the talk videos available of the talks. These talks from Devopsdays New Zealand are a great example.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClIA1qryaxoQPJ5p9N0AoVQ

AWS Advent is back, which means a fantastic blog post every day through most of December on all things AWS. But only if people sign up to write posts and to help with editing and proofreading.
https://www.awsadvent.com/2016/10/05/welcome-to-2016/

A quick ITIL and Devops post, in particular making it clear they solve different, but related, issues and digging into the overlap around change control.
https://devopsnet.com/2016/10/28/devops-in-an-itil-environment/

Getting started with containers does not mean jumping straight to a high-level clustered scheduling orchestrator. This post starts simple and in this cases looks at using rkt predominantly as a package/service analog.
https://jvns.ca/blog/2016/10/26/running-container-without-docker/

A useful introduction to the concept of risk when it comes looking to speed up traditional release cycles.
http://katrinatester.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/risk-based-release-testing.html

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Events

ScaleConf is back in Cape Town, South Africa next year on the 9th and 10th of March. They are looking for talks on scalability, devops, high availability and related topics now.
http://scaleconf.org/submit-talk/

Devopsdays Nashville is coming up in a few weeks on November 10th and 11th. Talks covering the full range of high-level topics, devopsdays staples and detailed case studies.
https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2016-nashville/welcome/

Tools

I’ve talked before about the potential for alternative container build tools. One such recent addition is box, which builds images using a subset of Ruby, using mruby embedded in a Go application.
https://github.com/erikh/box

And for those more familiar with Puppet the recent Puppet image_build module allows for building containers images direct from Puppet’s domain specific language.
https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-image_build

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