• Article Series: Patterns of DevOps Culture

    by Manuel Pais on  Sep 18, 2015

    Healthy organizations exhibit similar patterns of behavior, organization and improvement efforts. In this series we explore some of those patterns through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field who have been exposed to multiple DevOps adoption initiatives.

  • Practical Postmortems at Etsy

    by Daniel Schauenberg on  Aug 22, 2015

    We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Because failures are inevitable in complex socio-technical systems, it’s the failure handling and resolution that can be improved by learning from postmortems.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

    by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015 1

    There is a right way and a wrong way to engineer effective telemetry systems and there is a finite combination of practices which — whatever your choice of individual tools — are predictive of success. If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today.

Q&A with Benjamin Wootton on DevOps Landscape in 2015

Posted by Manuel Pais on  May 30, 2015

Benjamin Wootton, DevOps consultant, shares his view of the DevOps landscape in 2015. What's the low hanging fruit to kickstart DevOps transformations, how to leverage cloud and containers and more. 1

Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

Posted by Ken Power on  Apr 15, 2015

Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Dec 01, 2014

This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts. 13

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2

Shift Left Performance Testing - a Different Approach

Posted by Bernhard Klemm on  Jul 10, 2014

How multi User Performance testing using modern data visualisation techniques gaines early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.

Cassandra CLI Internals Using JArchitect

Posted by Dane Dennis on  Dec 19, 2013

In this article, author explores Cassandra CLI architecture model using JArchitect tool and CQLinq language to analyze its code base.

Book Review: DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 03, 2011

"DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OSX and FreeBSD" is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall.

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

Amazing Charts In Rails

Posted by Srividya Sharma on  Jan 29, 2009

A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries. 8

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