DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #356 - 22nd October 2017

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A busy week for me at DockerCon and Velocity in London, with lots of other great devops events happening all over the world. A big thanks to all the event organisers and folks behind the scenes managing audio and video and keeping things running smoothly.

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News

A look at the importance of post-incident reviews, and a good introduction to cynefin and the end of root cause analysis.
https://victorops.com/blog/focus-on-analysis-the-end-of-root-cause/

As serverless becomes about more than just individual functions or services it requires a great deal of automation. This post talks about the result of that being the emergence of the serverless engineer.
https://medium.com/@PaulDJohnston/serverless-is-about-automation-not-functions-3f816c90ce61

My talk from Velocity in London this last week on the pros and cons of organising your source code in a monorepo, along with pointers to tools for working with one.
https://speakerdeck.com/garethr/the-monorepo-storing-your-source-code-has-never-been-so-much-fun

An excellent post on the importance of a staging environment. A good argument for why you need one, as well as tips and common gotchas.
https://increment.com/development/center-stage-best-practices-for-staging-environments/

A detailed set of blog posts looking at how to evolve a monolithic application into a set of microservices. A good grounding in why and theory, and a great practical example in Java.
http://blog.christianposta.com/microservices/low-risk-monolith-to-microservice-evolution/
http://blog.christianposta.com/microservices/low-risk-monolith-to-microservice-evolution-part-ii/

A post about the evolution of an internal deployment system in AWS, with some useful diagrams and discussion of integrating open source and AWS services.
https://technology.condenast.com/story/departures-building-a-docker-container-based-deployment-platform-at-conde-nast

Some good tips for ensuring secure practices in an infrastructure team. Written for company founders which also makes it useful for a general audience or those getting started.
https://medium.com/starting-up-security/an-infrastructure-guide-for-founders-bbada8431fb1

A great set of notes on the pros and cons of different code organisation strategies - covering monorepos, manyrepos and metarepos as a transition approach.
http://notes.burke.libbey.me/metarepo/

A solid argument about the failure of architecture, or rather the desire to adopt approaches (like CQRS, event sourcing, single page apps) for projects which are unlikely to need them.
https://www.alexhudson.com/2017/10/14/software-architecture-failing/

The following post is the simplest example I’ve seen of extending Kubernetes using custom resource definitions. Useful for anyone starting to investigate adding your own primitives to Kubernetes.
https://medium.com/@andy.goldstein/an-introduction-to-extending-kubernetes-with-customresourcedefinitions-76deb675b27a

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Tools

OpenMetrics is a public working group looking to determine a standard for exposing metrics data, influenced by the Prometheus exposition format. I’m a big fan of adhoc agreement so hopeful this takes off.
https://github.com/RichiH/OpenMetrics

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