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  • Interview and Book Review: Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

    by Aslan Brooke on  Oct 28, 2013

    Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook". Beginners will gain progressive knowledge using open source tools and free services. The expert will find a starting point automating the configuration of production applications in data centers.

  • DevOps - Pivoting Beyond Pockets

    by Kamal Manglani & Gerald Bothello on  Oct 22, 2013 3

    Traditional Infrastructure Operations roles are no longer scaleable. The traditional system admin or the network engineer or the engineering roles such as storage engineers are rapidly changing. The difference between a developer and operations engineer are becoming more and more invisible and will eventually dissolve. This is part of a massive shift in the IT Infrastructure Industry.

  • Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

    by Martin Monroe on  Oct 19, 2013 1

    The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition is a collaborative effort by Ronan Schwarz, Phil Dutson, James Steele and Nelson To. The authors have succeeded in providing a solid reference book. A book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for newbies and intermediate to expert devs for creating awesome mobile apps.

Software Is Eating Your Organizational Silos

Posted by Luke Kanies on  Oct 09, 2013

Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.

Cloud and DevOps: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Posted by Jeff Sussna on  Oct 02, 2013

What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and DevOps? Cloud and DevOps are independent but mutually reinforcing strategies for delivering business value through IT.

Docker: Using Linux Containers to Support Portable Application Deployment

Posted by Zef Hemel on  Sep 26, 2013

Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. 2

Book Review: Vagrant up and running

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Sep 06, 2013

Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality.

Preparing for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

Posted by Andrew Phillips on  Aug 28, 2013

In this article you will find guidance on how to get started realizing a Continuous Delivery vision, especially in the context of existing development and release environments in large enterprises.

The Case for Software Lifecycle Integration

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 22, 2013

For many, software delivery has been treated as an ancillary business process that, though very expensive, does not have the structure, rigor, or focus of other business processes. 2

Book Review: DevOps for Developers

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 16, 2013

Despite its title, “DevOps for Developers” is an introductory level book for anyone interested in DevOps, focusing on three perspectives: Metrics and Measurement View, Process View and Technical View. 1

Interview with Ian Hughes on Virtual Environments and Gaming for Product Development

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 05, 2013

Ian Hughes about mixing the physical world and the virtual world: How virtual technology helps people to meet, communicate and collaborate, and how games help us to develop and learn new skills. 1

Book Review: "Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems & Networks"

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  Jul 31, 2013

David Josephsen recently published this book which contains best practices, lessons in operational theory focused on the usage of Nagios, and practical guidance for implementing Nagios. 2

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