DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #476 - 9th February 2020

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Team organisation, incident management processes, configuration management, monitoring AWS Lambda functions and several new tools Kubernetes application tools this week.

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Host extraordinaire, Benton Rochester, talks with Gene Kim about DevOps and his excellent new book, The Unicorn Project. Don’t miss this highly-anticipated episode of Ship Happens, the Splunk + VictorOps podcast:
https://go.victorops.com/devopsweekly-ship-happens-with-gene-kim

News

The first post in a series summarising the team topologies book. Good points about Conway’s law, designing handoffs, communication overhead and more.
https://markosrendell.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/team-topologies-book-summary-part-1-of-3-key-concepts/

In the context of incident management, this post makes the argument that (just) counting production incidents can have negative side effects.
https://medium.com/@rbranson/why-you-shouldnt-count-production-incidents-38616d8e6329

A presentation looking at the best way to structure Terraform code, and how those practices are based on the evolution of the language and tooling.
https://jen20.dev/post/cfgmgmtcamp-2020-terraform-without-the-mess/

A look at the key metrics to monitor when working with AWS Lambda applications.
https://www.datadoghq.com/blog/key-metrics-for-monitoring-aws-lambda/

YAML is used in lots of places at the moment, but most YAML documents use a small subset of the language. This presentation explores some of the more powerful features.
https://www.slideshare.net/roidelapluie/yaml-magic

A look at approaches to quantifying risk, why it’s useful in a security context and a Python library to get started with.
https://medium.com/@NetflixTechBlog/open-sourcing-riskquant-a-library-for-quantifying-risk-6720cc1e4968

Tools

K14s is a set of Kubernetes Tools that follow Unix philosophy to be simple and composable. Templating, application management, image management and more.
https://k14s.io/
https://github.com/k14s

Dekorate is an interesting approach to managing Kubernetes configuration, moving the definition into annotations in your Java code and generating the required manifests.
https://github.com/dekorateio/dekorate

L2i is a handy looking tool for working with Lambda layers. It makes it easy to view the details of individual layers as well as export their content for analysis.
https://github.com/mhausenblas/l2i

Host extraordinaire, Benton Rochester, talks with Gene Kim about DevOps and his excellent new book, The Unicorn Project. Don’t miss this highly-anticipated episode of Ship Happens, the Splunk + VictorOps podcast:
https://go.victorops.com/devopsweekly-ship-happens-with-gene-kim

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