This is a phrase I end up using a lot while talking with clients. I used to use a different phrase about elephants but moved away from that language to be more respectful. Let's start with what it means, at least in the context I use it, and why this phrase is so useful when … Continue reading How Do You Boil the Ocean?
As a DevOps Consultant a lot of what I do is spent on People and Processes. If you remember the definition of DevOps that I love is from Donovan Brown, “DevOps is the union of People, Processes, and Products to continuously deliver value to our end users”. I want to keep reiterating this, continuously deliver value to our end users. I bring this … Continue reading Snake Oil DevOps – BEWARE!
What Isn’t DevOps? Before I define DevOps, let’s get started with what DevOps isn’t. DevOps isn’t just a title, or a guy, or a department. DevOps isn’t just automating everying, and isn’t just logging everything. DevOps isn’t dozens of alerts every day, and isn’t an on-call rotation. DevOps isn’t agile or small releases. DevOps is a mindset. … Continue reading What is DevOps?
https://firstname.lastname@example.org I'm presenting soon on Advanced Git. I feel a lot of Developers and DevOps engineers know enough git to the job, but sometimes that's it. I want to help people be more comfortable with the git command line, and help alleviate some fear or hesitation in dealing with git edge cases. While researching things, … Continue reading Some Tools to Help Present Git
I’ve got a template straight from Microsoft. I want this wired into a CI/CD pipeline to I can play around and get quick feedback. I’m going to use Azure DevOps to help make all this possible. Let's get those templates into a repo to get started. New repo, initialize it, add new files. Next, I'm … Continue reading ARM – Part 3: Hook up the Pipes
Time to Dive in I'm one of those guys that likes to learn by doing. Reading the documentation is great, and I do that a lot. But for me to really grok something, I need to play with it, run it, and probably blow it up. If you missed part 1, read along and come back. I … Continue reading ARM – Part 2: Azure Quickstart Templates
The Journey Begins I've been an azure developer for years. Originally I worked with "Classic Mode" and Cloud Services. Then I moved to ARM and Web Apps. Lately I've been doing DevOps but I only recently started working with ARM Termplates. First, let's dive into a little history. History Azure has grown and changed since … Continue reading ARM – Part 1: Azure Resource Manager