DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #466 - 1st December 2019

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New monitoring tools, Serverless experience a report, devops and devsecops theory and discussion of policy testing this week.

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News

A good experience report of adopting a Serverless architecture. Some definitions followed by lots of examples of changes to both technical and people processes.
https://pauldambra.dev/2019/11/serverless-lessons-learned.html

My talk from KubeCon, looking at using Open Policy Agent tooling, including Conftest and Gatekeeper, to enforce policy on developer tools from development to production.
https://speakerdeck.com/garethr/applying-policy-throughout-the-application-lifecycle-with-open-policy-agent

A dive into moving from a manual IP failover based resilience solution to something more automated on bare metal machines.
https://dtone.engineering/2019/from_failovers_to_keepalived_over_vswitches_with_hetzner/

A post from earlier this year, describing the 7 deadly diseases of devops. This post explores the first of these, looking at why invisible work is a problem when you’re trying to improve flow.
https://electric-cloud.com/blog/the-7-deadly-diseases-of-devops-1-invisible-work/

A look at the importance of training and shadowing when joining a new team where you’ll be responsible for running production services.
https://medium.com/glasswall-engineering/are-you-ready-new-starters-journey-to-production-bcf0f7e30ac2

A presentation introducing DevSecOps and looking at what shifting left means in the context of application security.
https://www.beautiful.ai/player/-LuUSXtd-8pNDU90zNP2/Shifting-Left-DevSecOps-as-an-Approach-to-Building-Secure-Products

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Tools

Hubble is a new tool that network, service and security observability for Kubernetes. Powered by eBPF and Cillium, it provides some interesting visualisation and query tools.
https://github.com/cilium/hubble

kubectl fleet is a basic, but handy, plugin for Kubernetes users who are increasingly managing multiple clusters.
https://github.com/mhausenblas/kcf

From everyone at VictorOps, we wanted to wish you a happy holiday season and give thanks for this DevOps community. So, we put together this fun post to highlight the highs and lows of being on-call during the holidays.
https://go.victorops.com/devopsweekly-on-call-holidays

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