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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 141: Five Reasons to Leave Your Job

#141: In this episode, we attempt to answer Stan's question "name five things we should gauge with current employer if they are still doing that would make you leave." What do you think those five things are? YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And Istio Canary...


DOP 140: What Every DevOps Should Learn in 2022

#140: Have you decided what you're going to be learning in 2022? Darin and Viktor attempt to answer a question from Konstantin about what a DevOps person should be learning this year. Guess what? It's not just technology that you need to be learning. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And...


DOP 139: Is Markdown Good for Documentation?

#139: When you sit down to write documentation, do you start with a Google Doc or Microsoft Word? Hopefully neither. Hopefully you start with plain text. But how do you handle formatting? That's where it starts to get interesting. In this episode, we answer a question from Karl Webster where he asks "what do you use for documenting all your notes and how do you take notes when learning a new technology / application?" YouTube channel: Books and...


DOP 138: Great Expectations

#138: It's that time of year where we reflect on everything that happened over the past year and ponder what will be happening over the next year. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints Kubernetes Chaos Engineering With Chaos Toolkit And Istio Canary Deployments To Kubernetes Using Istio and...


DOP 137: Shifting Infrastructure Management Left

#137: Many application developers have either been hearing about or having thrust upon them the concept of shifting left. But now in some places, even infrastructure is trying to get in on the game. However, to believe that application developers can correctly build, maintain, secure, and govern infrastructure is a failed experiment unless they are getting a lot of help. In trying to answer this question from Momodu, we think that we have a few possible actions that organizations can take to...


DOP 136: Teaching Kubernetes to a New Team Member

#136: Imagine you've just learned Kubernetes yourself, but now you've been selected to help train a new team member on what Kubernetes is and how to operate it. Where would you start? In this episode, we attempt to answer Dor's question and take you through what we think one of the easiest paths is to learn and teach Kubernetes. YouTube channel: Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And...


DOP 135: Migrate Everything to Kubernetes

#135: Alexey asked us the following question: ​My company is considering migrating everything to Kubernetes. What stack of Kubernetes technologies would you 1 minute or less? It's a good thing that we are a podcast and have the chance to take longer than one minute to answer this question. How many of the suggestions do you agree or disagree with? The Architect: Bare Metalsson Rejects the Cloud YouTube...


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...