DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #423 - 3rd February 2019

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It’s that time of year when the configuration management community meet up in beautiful Gent, in Belgium (also home to the original Devopsdays event). Lots of talks over the next few days on all things automation. Say Hi if you see me wandering around.

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News

A fantastic resource for anyone planning incident reviews of blameless postmortems, this site contains a selection of articles on everything from checklists to writing tips.
https://postmortems.pagerduty.com/

A wide-ranging survey on the current state of security and devops adoption. The survey closes early this coming week, and the results should be shared in a month or so.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dsod

A pair of posts looking in detail at account management in AWS, exploring how many AWS accounts your need and how to best organise them.
https://nodramadevops.com/2019/01/how-many-aws-accounts-do-i-need/
https://nodramadevops.com/2019/01/how-should-i-organize-my-aws-accounts/

A Kubernetes case study from CERN, covering lots of technical and non-technical aspects of adopting the platform for data analysis and other workloads.
https://speakerdeck.com/rochaporto/kubernetes-at-cern-use-cases-integration-and-challenges

Vault is a popular way of dealing with secrets in infrastructure, and this blog post services looks into all the ways you can automate it to fit with your current systems. First up, auto-unsealing.
https://blog.gruntwork.io/a-guide-to-automating-hashicorp-vault-1-auto-unsealing-b219970f02c6

A post looking at the challenges with running data science workloads and the risk of silos emerging as that becomes a larger part of operational workloads.
https://www.datascience.com/blog/why-is-it-so-hard-to-put-data-science-in-production

A nice succinct explanation of what concurrency means in the context of talking about databases.
https://www.vividcortex.com/blog/what-is-concurrency-in-a-database

Events

Devopsdays Amsterdam is coming up in June, and the CFP is open now until the 1st of April. The organisers are looking for lightning talks, presentations and longer workshops on all things devops.
https://sessionize.com/dodams2019

Tools

Warp is a kubectl plugin which allows you to execute your local code directly in Kubernetes without an intermediary image build process.
https://github.com/ernoaapa/kubectl-warp
https://itnext.io/introducing-kubectl-warp-live-develop-code-in-kubernetes-9846c16d4bec

Hiera editor is a cross-platform GUI tool for working with data in Hiera, the hierarchical data store often used for Puppet configuration.
https://github.com/desertkun/hiera-editor

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http://try.victorops.com/devopsweekly/itil-to-devops-problem-management-lifecycle

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