Logging is an essential component of any system and helps you understand what's really going on in the system.
Having worked on a few data related applications over the last ten months or so Ashok and I were recently discussing some of the things that we’ve learnt.
By shifting mistakes in a system I can catch this exception -- but it means very bad code.
I thought I'd have a play with AWS's latest offering "OpsWorks" and see if they've done us all out of a job. Well, kinda.
When is our software neither over-encapsulated, with too many packages and classes, nor under-encapsulated, with too few? When is it just right?
The IT Ops team’s 4th sprint came to its conclusion recently… and we delivered all of our commitments! Huzzah!
About a month ago I had the good fortune of speaking at the London Web Performance meetup. This was one of the first talks I’ve done about our work at The Government Digital Service since the luanch of GOV.UK back in October.
In this ØREDEV session, Ryan McGeary explains how teams can improve communication (and results) through asynchronous collaboration.
Perhaps you’ve heard of “20% time.” In many ways, it or something like it are table stakes for many software folk, and perhaps other creative specialists as well.
Christine Day, the CEO of Lululemon, gave a compelling account at the Toronto Board of Trade of how Lululemon uses culture as a core competitive advantage.
In this ØREDEV session, Alan Parkinson discusses the unique benefits of testing in parallel.
In this ØREDEV session, Tim Berglund explains how to get started with distributed version control systems, and why it's changing the game.
LogStash fans (and fans-to-be) rejoice: James Turnbull's LogStash Book has been released into the wild.
Back in the days gone by, if you were part of the landed gentry, lording over your landholdings and the common folk who lived on said land, you’d look to becoming a patron of the arts as a way to ensure your name would live on after your death.
For four months during 2012 I was working on the GDS infrastructure team and one of the first tasks that Gareth suggested I do was update a diagram showing how all the different applications and databases worked together.
I'm going to try to illustrate the reality of a developer's life.
The heart-shaped Valentine's dust may have settled, but DevOps love isn't limited to one day a year. Matt Watson explains why this relationship is built to last.
One of the most important decisions we made as a company was to release less software, more often.
Montreal Python posted this live demo of Ansible, an open source platform for configuring and managing computers.
If you follow my blog, you probably know that I think that continuous delivery and the broader category application deployment automation are pretty great.
Last year we were pretty negative about Monitoring, We shouted out that MonitoringSucked ... A year has passed and a lot has changed ... most importantly our new found love for monitoring, thanks to an inspirational Ignite talk by Ulf Manssonat devopsdays Rome.
Every once in a while I read something that is so insightful, so clearly written and so well documented that it enters my own personal pantheon of “Best Ever” documents.
I love tools like sed and awk - I use them every day, and only realize how much I rely on them when I’m forced to work on a machine that’s not running Unix. Today I want to look at a feature that is really useful when working with regular expressions in sed.
This week we're talking to Doug Rathbone, who blogs about automation and much, much more at Diary of a Ninja.
So what does DevOps mean exactly? What is the Dev and what is the Ops in DevOps? The role of Operations can mean a lot of things and even different things to different people.