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The Pipeline: All Things CD & DevOps Podcast by The CD Foundation

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The Pipeline: All Things CD & DevOps is created and hosted by the CD Foundation's Director of Ecosystem & Community Development - Jacqueline Salinas. This is a series of interviews with industry experts, leaders, and innovators. The Pipeline will cover a range of topics that are centered around CD & DevOps. The CDF’s goal is to educate, entertain, provide tips and insights to make the community better software engineers. The intent is to supply up-to-date industry news and innovations, as well as, expand your knowledge of the vast CD & DevOps ecosystem. This podcast is all about learning from your peers as well as the thought leaders in the CDF community who have been there and done that.


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The Pipeline: All Things CD & DevOps is created and hosted by the CD Foundation's Director of Ecosystem & Community Development - Jacqueline Salinas. This is a series of interviews with industry experts, leaders, and innovators. The Pipeline will cover a range of topics that are centered around CD & DevOps. The CDF’s goal is to educate, entertain, provide tips and insights to make the community better software engineers. The intent is to supply up-to-date industry news and innovations, as well as, expand your knowledge of the vast CD & DevOps ecosystem. This podcast is all about learning from your peers as well as the thought leaders in the CDF community who have been there and done that.






Open Source Tools & The DevOps Evolution

Speaker: Brian Dawson Last episode of Season 2 wraps up with a bit of history behind the DevOps movement and it's connection to open source and finishes with predictions on where the DevOps movement is heading in 2022. Support the show


Four Keys Metrics to Measure Your DevOps Performance

Speakers: Dina Graves Portman and Henrik Rexed Through six years of research, the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team has identified four key metrics that indicate the performance of a software development team: Deployment FrequencyLead Time for ChangesChange Failure RateTime to Restore ServiceSupport the show


Finding Your Way: A Survey of Supply Chains

Speaker: Aeva Black With the explosion of interest in SBOMs, it's likely that you've just heard of a few projects for the first time -- even if those projects aren't new, they may be new to you, and you might be asking yourself, "how is X different from Y?" You might also be wondering which projects you should select in order to satisfy the requirements of the Executive Order! As when starting out on any journey, before entering unfamiliar territory, it is important to understand the lay of the land, pack the right supplies, and get to know your traveling companions. In this talk, a few maps of the open source supply chain landscape will be shared. Attendees will gain a sense of both the breadth and depth of the challenges ahead, and learn to identify a few essential types of tools for their journey. Support the show


Designing for Reliability in Production

Speaker: Ayelet Sachto Learn the considerations and strategies that can make designing for reliability in production more intentional; going beyond infrastructure into operational practices and best practices for application design and operational readiness when designing an application for production. In this episode learn more about why & what of reliability, antipatterns and principles that about building reliable systems. Support the show


Site Reliability Engineering Adoptions: Setting up the Fundamentals

Speaker: Spyridon Maniotis The session aims to provide an overview of the fundamental elements that foster a successful SRE adoption. Core to an SRE adoption elements such as; operating model, tenets, process engineering, skillset, technological capabilities/tactics, reconciliation with DevOps and ITSM, as well mechanisms such as "error budget" & "engagement models" will be outlined. All in relation to an "adoption at relevance". Concluding a set of lessons learned will be presented, along with key considerations to be taken when adopting, sustaining, and scaling. Support the show


How SolarWinds is Using Open Source to Secure Their Supply Chain

Speaker: Trevor Rosen As you're no doubt aware, SolarWinds was hit in December 2020 with a sophisticated supply chain attack perpetrated by nation state actors. In the months since, they've been working to create an entirely new build system based on a number of CNCF and CDF projects. In this talk, you'll learn about what they're building, why it's necessary, and what it's like to be on the inside when the unthinkable happens. Support the show


Supply Chain Security Con

Speaker: Dan Lorenc SupplyChainSecurityCon is a new, vendor-neutral conference for security practitioners, open source developers and those interested in software supply chain security hosted by CNCF + CDF. Due to the uptick in supply chain attacks, this event is to bring the community together to discuss supply chain threats, best practices, mitigation tactics including up and coming frameworks and specifications. Who Should Attend All developers and leaders interested in securing the software supply chain. Support the show


Dev Loves CI/CD: Efficient Sec and Ops Pipelines

Speaker: Michael Friedrich Continuous integration and delivery/deployment helps speed up development and review workflows. Developers can focus on code reliably tested in different environments. At some point, the operations team gets paged on broken pipelines and jobs being stuck. On top, the security audit unveiled plain text secret exposure and dependency exploits. The next horror story: The software cannot be deployed anymore because package dependencies are broken. In this talk we hear stories on making CI/CD pipelines more reliable and secure. Automated deployments and package/container repositories can help avoid redundant cycles and extra work hours. Monitoring/observability combined with automation ensures to sleep in busy on-call times. Learn how Dev meets Sec and Ops in the pipelines and hear best practices on efficiency, iteration and insights. Support the show


6 Best Practices for Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Speakers: Diego Lemos de Resende & Derik Evangelista Pipelines are meant to be the road that will guide your team from code straight to production, automating everything on its way. Pipelines should be a source of joy for developers, the team's safe harbour. But the reality can be different, and many teams are struggling to get their pipelines right, spending time and energy fighting against automation instead of having their pipelines delivering value. In this talk, Diego and Derik will live code a Continuous Delivery pipeline from scratch, from commit to production, using Concourse. During the talk, we will make use of some CD best practices, and explain why you should adopt them in order to make your way to production more reliable and joyful. Support the show


Behind the Scenes of Keptn: Event-Driven Delivery & Ops Orchestration

Guest Speaker: Andreas Grabner Andreas Grabner, DevRel at Keptn, will give us a deep dive on the latest version of Keptn. He will explain the event-driven architecture, the recent separation of control and execution plane introduced with Keptn 0.8, and guidance on how to best get started for integrating Keptn into your existing delivery tools and processes to automate tasks around quality gates, performance & chaos engineering, delivery or auto-remediation. Support the show


Managing Storage via GitOps

Guest Speaker: Christian Hernandez GitOps is a practice of DevOps teams that uses Git as a source of truth for their Kubernetes platform. Using GitOps, the entire system described declaratively, the canonical desired system state versioned in Git, and approved changes that can be automatically applied to the system. This gives you the advantage to quickly restore from a disaster. This is great for stateless applications. But what about your stateful applications? In this session Christian will take you though the challenges with managing storage in your GitOps workflows. In addition, Christian will go through some tips and tricks to help along your GitOps journey. Support the show


Tekton Triggers Beta

Speaker: Dibyo Mukherjee from Google Tekton Triggers is a project that adds eventing support to Tekton i.e. it provides a mechanism to declaratively create PipelineRuns and TaskRuns based on external events. With the recent v0.15 release, Tekton Triggers now has a beta API. So, what exactly does “beta” mean for Triggers? Tekton follows the Kubernetes deprecation policies which means that we will avoid making backwards-incompatible changes to APIs and features that are in beta. If we do have to make a backwards-incompatible change, users will be given at least 9 months’ worth of releases to migrate. Support the show


GitOps: Yay or Nay?

Speaker: Ricardo Castro GitOps is a paradigm or a set of practices that empowers developers to perform tasks that typically (only) fall under the purview of operations. It’s a way to do Kubernetes cluster management and application delivery by using Git as a single source of truth for declarative infrastructure and applications. Being Git at the center of delivery pipelines, engineers use familiar tools to make pull requests to accelerate and simplify both application deployments and operations tasks to Kubernetes. GitOps software agents (e.g. ArgoCD, Flux, and Jenkins X) can alert on any divergence between Git with what's running in a cluster, and if there's a difference, Kubernetes reconcilers automatically update or rollback the cluster depending on the case. Support the show


Combining Progressive Delivery with GitOps and Continuous Delivery

Speaker: Viktor Farcic Three phrases keep popping up when talking about modern workflows and development and deployment techniques. We have continuous delivery to automate the complete lifecycle of applications from a commit to a Git repository, all the way until a release is deployable to production. Then we have GitOps to define the desired states of our environments and let the machines handle the convergence of the actual into the desired state. Finally, there is a lot of focus on different deployment strategies grouped under progressive delivery. They are all focused on the iterative release of features to make the process safe, prevent downtime, and reduce the blast radius of potential issues. Support the show


Best Practices for Secret Management with GitOps

Speaker: Kara de la Marck GitOps uses Git as the “single source of truth” for declarative infrastructure and enables developers to manage infrastructure with the same Git-based workflows they use to manage a codebase. Having all configuration files version-controlled by Git has many advantages, but best practices for securely managing secrets with GitOps remain contested. Join us in this presentation about GitOps and Secret Management. Attendees will learn about different approaches to secret management with GitOps, the issues involved, and the secret management solutions offered by various tools and platforms. We will discuss the pros and cons of Vault, SOPS, offerings by public cloud providers, and more. Support the show


Shipwright - Framework for Building Container Images on Kubernetes

Speakers: Sascha Schwarze & Adam Kaplan Join this episode to learn more about the CDF's newest incubating project. Support the show


GitOps Summit Preview - Level Unlocked: GitOps to the Edge and Infrastructure Provisioning

Guest Speaker: Katie Gamanji Within its 7 years of existence, Kubernetes has been the centerpiece of the cloud native landscape, elevating a pluggable system that led to the diversification of the technology ecosystem. As a result, multiple areas have developed in the industry, galvanizing solutions for components that introduce standardization, guidelines, and interoperability of the tools. To innovate the developer experience and delivery of the application, the community focused on restructuring and modernizing the CI/CD operations. This talk will outline how cloud native GitOps tools, such as ArgoCD and Flux, unlock the zero-touch deployment of infrastructure and applications at the edge. Attendees will acquire an understanding of GitOps usage in association with ClusterAPI for infrastructure provisioning and KubeEdge for the service propagation to the edge. Support the show


State of DevOps Report 2021 & DORA

Guest Speakers: Nikhil Kaul & Dustin Smith Google joins us to discuss what the State of DevOps Report is and focus areas of research for this year's survey. Tune in to learn more. Support the show


Spinnaker Summit Preview: Improving Visibility and Traceability of Deployed Container Artifacts via Spinnaker’s BuildCi

Speakers: Nima Kaviani and Manabu McCloskey As containerization becomes an integral part of deploying software reliably, traceability and visibility over what gets deployed becomes ever more important. Ideally, as part of the deployment process, release engineers would be able to track deployed containers back to the right version of the written code, investigate changes, and gain insight over the build process. While baking code into container artifacts has been a core part of Spinnaker, the introduction of CiBuild as a mechanism to increase insights into what gets built, is a new feature enabled in a collaboration between Netflix and AWS. In this talk, we will discuss architecture, implementation, and enablement of the new CiBuild plugin, and how it empowers the Spinnaker community to integrate their build systems, code repositories, and container registries into their Spinnaker deployments. Support the show


Distributed Tracing For CD Pipelines with Jenkins X & Dailymotion

Guest Speaker: Vincent Behar We have been using Jenkins X since September 2018, just a few months after the initial release. With great success, because Jenkins X is now a core part of our infrastructure - but more importantly it gave us good practices, and a continually improving set of practices and platform. And because we love open-source at Dailymotion, we started contributing back to the project, first with a few bug reports, bug fixes, and progressively more features and enhancement proposals. The main contributions being the web UI and all the observability part, including the Continuous Delivery Indicators. Support the show