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Ansible Operators October 2019 Update

During this month’s Operator Framework SIG Meeting, I presented an update on the latest happenings with Ansible Operators (slides here). I touched on a few topics that I wanted to share with the greater universe.

How DevOps is like auto racing

To achieve their goals, race teams don’t think from start to finish; they flip the table to look at the race from the end goal to the beginning. They set a goal, a stretch goal, and then work backward from that goal to determine how to get there. Work is delegated to team members to push toward the objectives that will get the team to the desired outcome.

The people, processes, and tools of DevOps in 2018

Check out the 2018 DevOps dirty dozen—the 12 most popular articles from the year.

5 Firefox extensions to protect your privacy

Keep your browser from leaking your data with these privacy-focused tools.

5 military phrases for DevOps practitioners

Many of the armed forces’ colorful euphemisms are equally at home in DevOps.

16 blogs and newsletters to follow for DevOps practitioners

It’s important to keep up with trends in this fast-paced world of technology.

Navigating the container security ecosystem

As container adoption increases, security automation will become a critical element of every organization’s workflow.

DevOps hiring strategies to attract top talent

Top DevOps recruiter Ken Middleton offers insight on how to attract and hire the best candidates.

DevSecOps and Containers: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Container Security is quickly becoming a segment ripe for standardization and simplification. Given the recent explosive growth of Kubernetes and the creation of new container runtimes in the past year, this should not come as a surprise.

How to create a cron job with Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi

Find a better way to run your scheduled tasks efficiently and reliably.

9 tech influencers you should know

These inspiring technology leaders are creating positive change and making a difference in the industry every day.

Docker (Inc.) Is Dead

2017 was a great year for containers, but the future is grim for the company that made them popular. See what happened to Docker last year and what’s in store for 2018.

Tips and resources for learning Kubernetes

Regardless of how you decide to begin, it’s time to start learning Kubernetes.

Kubernetes: Getting Started

Getting started with Kubernetes might seem a bit daunting at first. Fortunately, this collection of guides, tips, and advice will help out.

Who drives culture in DevOps?

Culture change can be driven from the top down or the bottom up, but one is more effective than the other.

10 must-read DevOps resources

Whether you’re building up your DevOps team or just starting your organization’s digital transformation, these resources will help guide the way.

What’s your DevOps problem?

Announcing Dear DevOps and a focus on the intersection of open source and the DevOps community

Testing Certificate Chains in Go

After seeing how Go helps test certificate chains, you might just be a Gopher too! Read about the benefits, then check out the open source code on GitHub.

5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know

Good engineers become great engineers when they follow these rules.

Good SysAdmin to DevOps Engineer in Six Months

How does a SysAdmin transition to DevOps engineer in under a year? These types of questions aren’t easy, so let’s dive right in.

Golang to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil

Find out about a use case that created a need for testing certificate chains, appropriate web server security settings, and the Go code used for testing.

The Dark Side of DevOps

The Dark Side doesn’t just exist in Star Wars. In this post, we take a look at a rarely-visited side of the DevOps world — no breathing apparatus needed.

What the Military Taught Me About DevOps

Failing fast isn’t unique to DevOps but it’s an incredibly important strategy. Practicing failures and mitigating resulting issues is a standard function of DevOps teams.

How to Find EC2 Instances That Are Missing Tags

jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor. Yeah, I know..another third-party tool. However, it is well worth it.

Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Empathy: The Emerging Art in DevOps

According to Chris Short, the business will not believe in DevOps unless DevOps believes in the business. DevOps must empathize with the business.

NTP: I Need You to Go Ahead and Love It

It’s about time we show NTP some love. This handy protocol has been around for quite a long while and is essential for synchronizing clocks across your network.

The Demise of Google Fiber and Internet Under Dirt

Google Fiber is no longer expanding its installation in the 10 markets they service.

User Management With Ansible

For the quick and dirty requirement to add specific (and intelligent) users, Chris Short believes that this Ansible role is a good approach.

Technical Debt and the Ongoing Battle Against It

Chris Short explains how to find a balance between good work and adequate time spent in order to successfully reduce costs.

Tangible Intangibles: Questions to Ask While Being Interviewed