Archive | devops

27 February 2014 ~ Comments Off

Girls at Devopsdays (see what I did there?)

Ben Hughes (@benjammingh) of Etsy, visiting from SF to speak on security, tells me he is horrified by the pitifully small number of women at the conference. He says he thought New York was bad ’til he saw London. I saw, maybe, six female persons here, …

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31 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

Heroku log drains into Logstash

The first and obvious option for shipping logs from a heroku app to Logstash is the heroku input plugin. However, this requires installing the Heroku gem and deploying the login + password of a Heroku user to your Logstash server(s). At this time it se…

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11 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

Masterzen’s Blog 2014-01-11 16:45:00

All started a handful of months ago, when it appeared that we’d need to build some of our native software on Windows. Before that time, all our desktop software at Days of Wonder was mostly cross-platform java code that could be cross-compiled on…

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09 December 2013 ~ Comments Off

The problem with params.pp

My recent post about using Hiera data in modules has had a great level of discussion already, several thousand blog views, comments, tweets and private messages on IRC. Thanks for the support and encouragement – it’s clear this is a very im…

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08 December 2013 ~ Comments Off

Better Puppet Modules Using Hiera Data

When writing Puppet Modules there tend to be a ton of configuration data – generally things like different paths for different operating systems. Today the general pattern to manage this data is a class module::param with a bunch of logic in it….

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08 December 2013 ~ Comments Off

Masterzen’s Blog 2013-12-08 09:06:00

So I know this blog has been almost abandoned, but that’s not because I don’t have anything to say. At contrary, I’ve never dealt with so many different tools, technologies and programming languages than in the past, and that only cou…

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27 November 2013 ~ Comments Off

Docker vs Reality , 0 – 1

(aka the opinionated summary of the #devopsdays London November OpenSpace on , Containers and the new flood of Image Sprawl)
There’s a bunch of people out there that think I don’t like docker, they are wrong.
I just never understood the hype about it…

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27 November 2013 ~ Comments Off

Apache CloudStack Collaboration Summit Slides

The Future of System Administration from Kris Buytaert

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27 November 2013 ~ Comments Off

Velocity 2013 Slides

The Journey of devops and continuous delivery in a Large Financial Institution from Kris Buytaert

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24 November 2013 ~ Comments Off

Some Thoughts on Reading "The Phoenix Project"

Like a whole bunch of people, I expect, I’ve just finished reading The Phoenix Project, and I thought it was pretty good. Readable and engaging, and full of good ideas.

If you haven’t read it, the basic premise is that a middle-grade IT ops manager is…

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