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What is DevOps? We will attempt to answer this and many more questions.

What is DevOps? We will attempt to answer this and many more questions.


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What is DevOps? We will attempt to answer this and many more questions.




DOP 129: How to Develop Microservices

#129: In this listener question episode, we discuss the different ways to develop microservices: fully local, fully remote and hybrid. What do you think the best way is to develop microservices? YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And Istio Canary Deployments To...


DOP 128: Securing Your Environments With a Universal Secrets Manager

#128: You know that securing environments with a secrets manager is something that needs constant upkeep. Sometimes secrets management can be difficult and complex to handle. Thankfully, there are universal secrets managers which make the process of managing secrets simple for everyone, not just the DevOps and security teams. Today, we talk with Brian Vallelunga, founder and CEO of Doppler, about how universal secrets management differs from secrets storage and secrets management will be...


DOP 127: Software Development vs Software Delivery

#127: Even though it is 2021, many application development organizations still follow the decades-old process of throwing software over the wall to an operations team to deploy. This practice causes operational difficulties like organizational silos, poor collaboration, and poor user experience. As software continues to become more complicated, application environments that are properly supported by operations teams will be needed for successful deployment into production. But what...


DOP 126: What Is Bare Metal in Cloud Computing?

#126: If you're like most people, you're probably wondering what "bare metal" means. Turns out, it's a term that's been thrown around for decades. And if you're wondering how it can be applied to something like cloud computing, you might be surprised to find out that it is different than you might think. In this episode, we speak with Ian McClarty, the president of phoenixNAP, about their bare metal cloud offering and how your organization's profit and loss statement can influence where...


DOP 125: What Is the Low Code Movement?

#125: Low code is a movement that aims to further automate the development of systems and software. By doing so, it reduces the time spent on building custom applications. Low code is becoming more popular because it provides high-value features with less development time, which ultimately helps companies save money. In today's episode, we speak with Mike Fitzmaurice, WEBCON's Chief Evangelist, about all things low code and why DevOps usually doesn't even factor in to low code...


DOP 124: Fake Data Rules the World

#124: If you are an application developer, more than likely you work with some sort of data set. But what do you do when you have sensitive data like credit card numbers, social security numbers or something as simple as a first and last name? Enter and their solution: de-identification of data. They take your sensitive data and de-identify it and then they give you a sanitized version of that same data that you can use to do your job without the risk of leaking the real...


DOP 123: Simplifying Microservice Development

#123: When you have an application designed using the microservice architecture, where the microservice being developed interact with other services using events from messaging queues and HTTP requests, how can you avoid having all the services on your laptop and still have isolation between different application developers? We will discuss some techniques that can be used to simplify your development process even when you have a complex system with a large number of services. YouTube...


DOP 122: What Are the Costs of a Digital Transformation?

#122: In this episode, we speak with Randy Abernethy about a number of topics ranging from the costs of digital transformation, how companies are embracing hybrid cloud, and the differences between the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Randy's contact information: Twitter: LinkedIn: Website: YouTube...


DOP 121: Infrastructure As Code Meets Day Two

#121: Hooray! You've finally gotten around to implementing your infrastructure as code. But tomorrow is a new day with new problems that you didn't plan for in Day 1. Now what do you have to do in order to continue moving forward? Today, we speak with Tim Davis about day two and many other topics around infrastructure as code. Tim on Twitter: Order your copy of Essential Infrastructure as Code...


DOP 120: Stop Using the D Word

#120: From everyday conversations to important messages, words have a profound effect on our lives. As we are finding out in today's society (and really throughout time), words really do matter, especially from a technical perspective. But what happens when a word is used out of context or incorrectly? In this episode, we argue that it's time to take a very specific word out of our technical vocabulary. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog,...


DOP 119: Developer Advocacy or Engineering?

#119: Many companies are hiring for Developer Advocates. Have you considered making the move from engineering to developer advocacy? Today we talk with Anaïs Urlichs, a SRE that is doing both developer advocacy and engineering at Civo. Anais' information: Twitter: YouTube: Website: YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And...


DOP 118: We Need More Silos, Not Less

#118: Do you know who your customer is? If you think the answer is "I don't have any customers", you would be wrong. Everyone has awesome customers. The question is are you working tickets for your customers or are you providing a valuable service for your customers? YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And...


DOP 117: Understanding Why Gates Exist in Business

#117: Many times, people question why gates exist in business. It's good to question why a gate exists. However, it's not ok to remove a gate without first doing the work necessary to figure out what will happen if the gate is removed. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And...


DOP 116: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

#116: Individuals typically love to chase the new bright shiny technology objects. However, most enterprises go in the exact opposite direction and want any "new" technology to be fully proven out, i.e. for years, before that technology has a chance to actually be turned into a live production system. How can we help convince management to think differently? Choose Boring Technology: Go Time – Episode...


DOP 115: How Far Are You From No Touch Production?

#115: Are you still logging in and making manual changes to your servers and applications or have you started on the path to not only no touch production, but to no touch everything? If you aren't moving in that direction, why not? Security Operations, Reliability, and Securing Google with Heather Adkins YouTube...


DOP 114: Solving Multitenancy Problems In Kubernetes

#114: Are you running your Kubernetes clusters by applying the Oprah effect (you get a get a get a cluster) or have you finally realized you have neither unlimited cash nor unlimited compute resources? In this episode, we talk about different multitenancy options that are available that you can use with your Kubernetes clusters today. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And...


DOP 113: Are Specifications Still Relevant?

#113: Are specifications still relevant in today's software development lifecycle? It depends on who you ask..and how old they are. In this episode, we talk with Luca Ingianni about his experiences ranging from a software tester in avionics to his current role working as a consultant and trainer. Luca's contact information: YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And...


DOP 112: Essential Infrastructure as Code

#112: Are you still clicking around in consoles to create and manage your infrastructure? If so, you'll want to listen to today's episode with Rosemary Wang, the author of Essential Infrastructure as Code. Order your copy of Essential Infrastructure as Code at: and be sure to use the code "podparadox20" to save 40% off of Essential Infrastructure as Code and any other purchases at Manning Publications. Rosemary's contact...


DOP 111: What Are Software Supply Chain Attacks?

#111: Ever since Alex Birsan published his Dependency Confusion article in February 2021, the concept of the software supply chain has come to the forefront. The supply chain should not be a new concept to people, but many seemed to have been caught off guard. Today we talk about Alex's article along with a new project that allows you to manage your supply chain security in...


DOP 110: The Problems With Microservices

#110: It seems that everyone thinks that microservices solves every problem that can be imagined. In fact, there's probably a good chance that you don't even want microservices in your organization due to the new problems that they introduce. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And...