Book Review: Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef - Second Edition
Feb 17, 2014
The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" covers the principles behind "Infrastructure as Code", provides an introduction to Ruby, Chef, and important Tools. The main part consists of detailed examples on how to use the tools required to write fully tested infrastructure code.
Preparing for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise
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.
Stephen Nelson-Smith on cloud computing being a tradable commodity
Jun 14, 2013
Stephen Nelson-Smith, CTO of Strategic Blue, explains why cloud computing has become a commodity and the financial and technical advantages as well as risks of trading cloud providers.
Alex Papadimoulis on Delivering Web Scale Systems
May 25, 2013
Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).
New Gem Creates Test Boilerplate for Chef Cookbooks by Cassiano Leal Posted on Feb 25, 2014
FutureOps with Immutable Infrastructures and Built-in Failure Recovery by Manuel Pais Posted on Dec 31, 2013