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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 134: The True Cost of Open Source

#134: In this episode, we attempt to answer the following question from Karan: "How do you make a case to your organization to embrace open source, especially if it has historically favored big vendor-supported tools?" We discuss not only the money aspect, but a number of other items that might make you think twice before deciding on choosing open source. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And...


DOP 133: APIs Are Everything

#133: Joyce Lin, the head of developer relations at Postman, joins us to discuss why software produced today should be done in a "API First" manner. We talk about what it means for a product to be "API First" and how that process differs from the what typically happens in the real world. Joyce shares her thoughts on emerging trends in the world of APIs and how Postman's own business is being shaped by them. Joyce's contact info: Twitter: LinkedIn:...


DOP 132: How to Manage a Remote Team

#132: Since around March 2020, we've been working, or trying to work, remotely. That doesn't mean that it has been done efficiently or effectively. In this episode, we speak with David Burkus, organizational psychologist and the author of Leading from Anywhere, about the struggles that many organizations have had and continue to have even after 18 months. David's contact info: Website: YouTube: Twitter:...


DOP 131: The Cloud Skills Shortage Is Worse Than You Think

#131: HashiCorp recently did their first-ever State of Cloud Strategy survey. In this episode, Rosemary Wang, developer advocate from HashiCorp, rejoins us to discuss the survey. Patterns and Practices for Infrastructure as Code Use the code "podparadox20" to save 40% when you purchase the book from HashiCorp State of Cloud Strategy Survey: What...


DOP 130: Signs of High Work in Progress

#130: In this episode, we discuss a tweet made by John Cutler about the signs of high work in progress. How many of these do you encounter on a weekly, daily, or hourly basis? We also discuss a blog post by Chris McEvoy about Kanban gone wrong. The most hilarious one? You'll have to listen to find out. Signs of High Work in Progress tweet by John Cutler: Kanbandoned blog post by Chris...


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...