Go: Enabling DevOps to Go Faster

Abstract What is Go? It’s not just another programming language. Go was made with very specific goals in mind by very experienced people. Go’s ideals align quite well with DevOps principles. In this talk we explore why DevOps professionals should be learning and utilizing Go in their organizations. Description What is Go? What wasn’t good enough with other languages? Who made Go? The Go/Google Connection as it Stands Today What is Go Good At?...

February 23, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short

Orchestructure January 2018 Meetup

I spoke at the first Orchestructure Meetup of 2018. I have to admit, this is probably the smoothest run Meetup I’ve been a part of for quite some time. That’s not to say other Meetups weren’t well organized. But, Mario, Bob, and Jorge have their poop in a group. Orchestructure is one great Meetup. If you’re in Michigan, you’re missing out if you haven’t attended. I created a new Go talk for this group....

February 1, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short

DevOpsDays NYC 2018 Ignite Talk on Golang

I had an amazing experience at DevOpsDays NYC 2018. The organizers put together an all-star lineup. You can tell this meant a lot to the organizers by the quality of the event itself; it was top notch. Being a part of the DevOps community is absolutely amazing. I am always thrilled to get invites to DevOpsDays events; they’re so well done. I was able to speak about Go and how I used it to save my DevOps ass at Solarwinds MSP....

January 19, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short

Breaking Encryption Won't Make Us Safer

The British government wants to build backdoors into standard encryption libraries. This means the technology that protects your financial transactions could have a backdoor. These same backdoors were just exploited in the WannaCry outbreak that just took down the NHS. Who created that backdoor? The NSA, whose incompetence allowed this “tool” to fall into the hands of a Russian government-affiliated hacking group. You don’t do anything illegal? Great! You do have a bank account, right?...

June 5, 2017 · 1 min · Chris Short

Ansible lineinfile be damned

The Ansible lineinfile module is designed to search a file for a line, and ensure that it is present or absent. lineinfile is very effective at that particular task. However, when the line has to be in a certain place or before or after a certain line, lineinfile becomes a hassle to manage. Most people on IRC (#ansible) tend to agree, lineinfile is not a very good module in practice....

September 6, 2016 · 3 min · Chris Short