DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #641 - 9th April 2023
Lots of tools this week, along with a few (inevitable) posts on GPT-4 for devops related use cases.
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A good post on understanding the costs of high availability, and why aiming for too many 9s might be the wrong thing, especially for smaller teams.
A discussion of RAVE metrics (resilience, adoption, velocity and errors) as a methodology for improving security posture.
An interesting new online community, focused on developer experience. A once-a-month off-the-record hangout sounds particularly interesting for folks to share internal stories and examples.
An interesting use case for GPT-4, using it for investigating API design. Useful to see example prompts for common use cases like this.
Another GPT post, this one observing some problems with using it for security advice. One challenge here as well I think is prompt design, which is a completely new activity which everyone is learning as we go along.
Jitsu is an open-source Segment alternative. A fully-scriptable data ingestion engine that can stream the data to various data warehouse backends.
Timoni is a package manager for Kubernetes, similar to Helm, but using CUE rather than Go templates.
Wing is an interesting new programming language that combines application logic and cloud provisioning, along with built-in local simulation tooling.
One of the key tenets of Devops is measurement, which makes posthog an interesting project to look at. It combines event based analytics, data visualisation, feature flags, A/B testing and more.
Tart is a virtualisation toolset to build, run and manage macOS and Linux virtual machines (VMs) on Apple Silicon. Note it’s Fair Source licensed, rather than open source.