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The podcast focused on helping small companies do amazing DevOps.

The podcast focused on helping small companies do amazing DevOps.




The podcast focused on helping small companies do amazing DevOps.






Rob Walling — Does "DevOps" Matter to Investors?

Rob Walling, co-founder of the TinySeed accelerator for bootstrapped SaaS founders, joins me to discuss what investors and potential acquirers look for in the technology they're investing in. What technology choices matter to potential investors or acquirers of your company? Can tech debt sink a deal? Does it matter at this level if you use Kubernetes? Resources Podcast: Startups For the Rest Of Us TinySeed MicroConf Connect MicroConf YouTube Channel Guest Rob Walling Twitter:...


Amando Abreu — Defining Confusing Terms

In this week's episode we strive to define some confusing and controversial terms: Resources Video: 10+ Deploys Per Day 2:08 The Manifesto for Agile Software Development Book: The Lean Startup by Eric Reis Humans are Turing Complete Tiny DevOps Episode 19: Mastering Evolutionary Design with J.B. Rainsberger 44:15 Co-host Amando Abreu LinkedIn Watch this episode on YouTube.


Steve Wells — Using Games and Simulations for Agile Education

Steve Wells is a former developer, Scrum master, and agile coach who now builds online games and simulations related to Agile software development practices. Resources Agile Cambridge 2018 talk: Efficiencies in interdependent agile teams No Estimates Board Game by Matt Philip Book: The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt Book: The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim The Pareto Principle The Phoenix Project DevOps Simulation Guest Steve Wells Contact via web site:...


Parham Doustdar — The Blind Leading the Sighted: What We Can Learn From an Ex-Software Engineer Without Sight

Parham Doustdar, Engineering Manager of Accessibility at Booking.com, joins me to discuss life as a fully blind sofware engineer, and how we can make engineering tools more accessible for everyone, not just those with disabilities. Whether you have a disability or not, whether it's visible or invisible, accessibility affects you. Parham talks about the benefits to everyone of clean code, explict error messages, and using multiple modes of communication. He talks about his experience getting...


Jillian Rowe — Where DevOps Meets Data Science

Jillian Rowe, who you may know as a regular co-panelist on the Adventures in DevOps podcast, joins me to talk about her work at the crossroads of bioinformatics, Data Science and DevOps. We have a casual conversation about her business as a freelancer and early-stage startup founder, and some of the unique challenges that come when working with Big Data and bioinformatics, and how she is addressing scaling challenges as a solo operator. Resources Science Daily Strapi headless CMS Hugo...


Ola Ellnestam — Disecting Complexity With the Mikado Method

Ola Ellnestam, along with co-author Daniel Brolund, wrote the book The Mikado Method, which describes an incremental approach to code refactoring, as well as project management. In this interview Ola discusses the application of the technique, common pitfalls and objections to it, and provides insight into how the technique can be used to help communicate technical debt and dependencies with non-technical stakeholders. Resources Book: The Mikado Method by Ola ellnestam and Daniel...


Ashleigh Cornelius — On a Mission To Connect With Local Businesses

Ashleigh Cornelius is the founder of Localise, a UK-based startup on a mission to bring consumers together with local, independent businesses. We talk about the vision and story of Localise, and some of the challenges he's faced as a (mostly) non-technical founder building a technology startup. Resources Localise web site Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Guest Ashleigh Cornelius on Instagram


Andy Suderman — Where To Host Your Kubernetes

Andy Suderman of Fairwinds joins me to talk about the pros and cons of each of the big three cloud providers, Amazon EKS, Google GKE, and Azure AKS, and helps point new Kubernetes adoptors to the optimal provider for their needs. Guest Andy Suderman Find him on the Kubernetes slack or CNCF slack Resources Amazon EKS Google GKE Azure AKS Fairwinds Insights to simplify Kubernetes Watch this episode on YouTube


Bryan Finster — Minimum Viable Continuous Delivery

Bryan Finster is a co-creator of Minimum Viable Continuous Delivery, and in this episode we talk about how this concept was born, what problems it aims to address, and how you can use it on your team to improve your continuous delivery. Resources minimumcd.org eBook: Trunk-Based Development by Paul Hammant Guest Bryan Finster LinkedIn 5 Minute DevOps blog Watch this episode on YouTube


J. B. Rainsberger — Mastering Evolutionary Design, Part 2

J.B. Rainsberger is a long-time XP practitioner, who believes in helping developers simplify their work lives. In this second of a two-part interview, J. B. offers practical advice on how to "get over the hump" of evolutionary design, and really, how to learn any new skill. Resources Geoffrey Moore's chasm theory Chunking article from Wikipedia Book: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Book: The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt 7 minutes, 26 seconds talk by J. B. Rainsberger...


J.B. Rainsberger — Mastering Evolutionary Design, Part 1

J.B. Rainsberger is a long-time XP practitioner, who believes in helping developers simplify their work lives. In this first part of a two-part interview, J. B. joins me to talk about evolutionary design, what it is, why it's useful, and the barriers that keep many people from experiencing its benefits. Resources Test-Driven Development by Example by Kent Beck Programmer Anarchy talk by Fred George Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers Guest J.B....


Steve Pereira — The value of value flow mapping

Steve Pereira describes the concept of value stream mapping, and how it, and related techniques, can be used to improve the flow of practically any process from product ideation to delivery and customer experience. Steve is the founder of Visible, and is obsessed with making tech human, and leveraging it to deliver continuous value. Resources Book: Project to Product by Dr. Mik Kersten Free eBook: Flow Engineering by Steve Pereira Value Stream Management Course Newsletter for upcoming...


Daniel Bartholomae — Borrow My Brain: Integrating Dev and QA

In this episode, Daniel Bartholomae, CTO of Optilyz, "borrows my brain" for a consultatative discussion about how to improve the integration of QA in a growing startup with just two dev teams. We discuss the theory of setting up QA to support developers, rather than to act as gatekeepers, and many of the practical implications. Resources Borrow my brain Tiny DevOps Episode #5: George Stocker — A Dogma-Free Approach to TDD Book: Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, and Gene...


The scariest technical screening you've ever seen!

In this short, Halloween bonus episode, I talk about a very scary technical screening process I learned about just a couple of days ago. I explain why the screening process is scary from the perspective of both the candidate, and the hiring manager. Looking to hire a DevOps engineer soon? You may be interested in my upcoming book How To Hire Your First DevOps Engineer. Sign up to receive updates as more information becomes available. Watch this episode on YouTube


Lukas Vermeer — Can small companies do effective A/B testing?

In this episode I speak with Lukas Vermeer, former head of experimentation at Booking.com, and currently working with Vistaprint. He answers the question of whether A/B testing makes sense in small companies and startups, and with small numbers of customers. We also discuss the broader topic of experimentation in general, and applying the scientific method to business development. Resources Dutch TV interview with Edsger Dijkstra in which he expounds his theory on software versions Edmond...


Tiny DevOps is on Vacation

We have some exciting guests lined up, but several of them are on holiday right now, and I'm going on vacation myself, so the show is on hold for just a few weeks. See you in September!


Jonathan Hall — Scrum Isn't Enough

This episode is a replay of my Scrum Day Europe 2021 presentation, Scrum Isn't Enough: Why DevOps is essential for Agile success. When Scrum was formulated, it was seen as a “wrapper” for more technical agile practices, such as Extreme Programming. A conscious choice was made to focus on the relationship between software developers and management. It was assumed that Scrum would be used to promote more technical developer practices, which Scrum leaves unaddressed. DevOps not only works...


Ben Curtis — Incident response on a bootstrapped budget

Ben Curtis is one of the cofounders of Honeybadger.io, and in this episode we talk about the joys, and challenges, of managing infrastructure on a bootstrapped budget. Ben walks us through 9 years of history since Honeybadger.io's inception, to today, and offers concrete tips you can employ so you can take a holiday again! Resources Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems or read free online The Unicorn...


Molood Ceccarelli — The freedom of remote working

Molood Ceccarelli is the founder of Remote Forever. She is a remote work strategist and agile coach often referred to as the queen of remote work in agile. Her work has been published in places such as Forbes, Huffington Post and Inc.com as well as Scrum Alliance and Shiftup. In this episode, we discuss the differences between remote work during the pandemic, and "normal" remote work. Molood gives tips on how to make your company, team, or individual work more effecitve, productive, and...


Luca Ingianni — Does DevOps make sense for embedded systems?

Luca Ingianni is a former aeronautical engineer turned IT and DevOps practicioner. He is a teacher and advisor on a mission to teach and advise engineers to apply DevOps ways that works best for them and their customers. He is also the co-host of The Agile Embedded podcast. In this episode, we talk about applying DevOps principles to "non-standard" technical stacks, particularly to answer the question: Does DevOps make sense for embedded systems software? Today's Guest Luca...