Why a Well-Oiled CI/CD Pipeline Makes for a Happy DevOps Team

JJ Asghar’s role as a developer advocate for IBM has immersed him in helping organizations make the transition to cloud native ecosystems and to IBM Cloud’s Kubernetes Service. Previously, Asghar was the OpenStack go-to-guy at Chef Software. In this interview, Asghar has drawn from his deep well of hands-on and high-level experience to describe the trials and tribulations organizations face when adopting cloud native platforms. He also discusses when using Istio’s service mesh…

When SREs and Kubernetes Are Worth It — And When They Aren’t

Seth Vargo is a developer relations engineer at Google. He previously held software-development roles at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk and a few Pittsburgh-based startups. Passionate about reducing inequality in technology, Vargo is also the author of “Learning Chef.” In this interview, we discuss Google’s site reliability engineering (SRE), Kubernetes hype and what to focus on when deploying reliable software on a massive scale. You spend a lot of time explaining and preaching…

Two Key Docker Benefits and How to Attain Them

In 2013, Solomon Hykes showed a demo of the first version of Docker during the PyCon conference in Santa Clara. Since then, the benefits of Docker containers have spread to seemingly every corner of the software industry. While Docker (the project and the company) made containers so popular, they were not the first project to leverage containers out there; and they are definitely not the last either. Editor’s note: This…

A mgmt Contributor on His Lifework

James Shubin is a DevOps/config-management hacker and physiologist from Canada. He writes “The Technical Blog of James.” He also works on a next-generation config-management project he started called “mgmt.” In this interview, we discuss Shubin’s open source project and how it can contribute to the cloud-native landscape. You’re the lead developer behind mgmt, which is a “next-generation distributed, event-driven, parallel config management” tool. Could you tell me a bit more about the project,…

Eddie Zaneski from DigitalOcean on DevRel best practices and building intuitive products for software developers

We invite software industry professionals to Semaphore Uncut YouTube show to discuss what problems they’re currently solving and what excites them about the emerging technologies. In the first episode with a guest appearance, we were chatting with Eddie Zaneski, Developer Relations Manager at DigitalOcean. This chat was recorded on April 3rd, 2019 and is also available in the form of a podcast. Full transcription below. Darko: [00:00:06] Hello everyone. Welcome…

A Docker Product Manager on What the Future Holds for Containers

Gareth Rushgrove is an experienced software and operations engineer, working as a product manager at Docker. Additionally, he’s the editor of one of the most widely read newsletters in the DevOps community, “DevOps Weekly.” In this interview, we talk with Rushgrove about his current work at Docker, what is the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), the importance of  CI/CD pipelines and DevOps trends predictions for 2019 (which are mostly focused on costs).…

Introducing Quantum Job Processing with Semaphore Qujobs

We are happy to announce a new way of job processing in Semaphore 2.0! Combining Quantum computing theorems and best practices of creating CI/CD pipelines we introduce Qujobs – a groundbreaking way of job processing inside our platform. No longer will you have to worry about the tedious binary outcome of the jobs inside the blocks of your CI pipeline. With Qujobs the traditional laws of physics no longer apply…

Honeycomb CEO on Sharing Customer Pain

Charity Majors is the CEO and co-founder of Honeycomb, a tool for software engineers to explore their code on production systems. Prior to co-founding Honeycomb, Majors worked as production engineering manager at Facebook, was the first infrastructure engineer on Parse also spent several years at Linden Lab as operations and database engineer working on the infrastructure that powers “Second Life“. In this interview, we spoke with Majors about the importance of putting developers on…

CI/CD Pipeline: A Gentle Introduction

Do you want your engineering team to deliver bug-free code at high velocity? A fast and reliable CI/CD pipeline is crucial for doing that sustainably over time. What is a CI/CD pipeline? A CI/CD pipeline helps you automate steps in your software delivery process, such as initiating code builds, running automated tests, and deploying to a staging or production environment. Automated pipelines remove manual errors, provide standardized development feedback loops…

CI/CD for Microservices on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Semaphore gives you the power to easily create CI/CD pipelines that build, run and deploy Docker containers. DigitalOcean recently introduced a managed Kubernetes service which simplifies running cloud-native applications. Together, they’re a great match for productive software development. In this article we’ll show you how to connect these two services together in a fast continuous delivery pipeline. What we’re building We’ll use a Ruby Sinatra microservice which exposes a few…

How to Fix What Plagues Cloud Native

Red Hat developer advocate Michael Hausenblas is on the road 70 percent of his time — yet he managed to carve out some time to speak to us about what ills cloud native and what to do about it. Hint: aligning the Dev with the Ops inside organizations can go a long way in solving many deployment issues. You’re a developer advocate at Red Hat and a Cloud Native ambassador. You’ve…

A Reality Check About Cloud Native DevOps

John Arundel is a consultant and author of Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes. We spoke with John on how adopting DevOps destroys walls, builds bridges, and influences company cultures for the better.

Travis CI Alternative for Private Projects

Travis CI is one of the most popular hosted Continuous Integration solutions. Most notably, it has made a huge contribution to the developer community by serving the biggest share of open source projects. However in 2019 most new software projects are looking for a solution that can drive the entire Continuous Delivery lifecycle. There’s also little evidence in the developer tools space of companies making customer-centric innovations after being acquired…

Kubernetes Pioneer Tim Hockin on What’s Real and What’s Not

Tim Hockin, one of the originators of Kubernetes, is an artist turned engineer. We spoke with Hockin about the state of Kubernetes in 2018, the past and the future of the project and the buzz around it. You describe yourself as “a systems software engineer [who writes] software most people don’t see” on your homepage. That’s hard to believe when looking at Kubernetes success and the exposure it gets. What…

Why Cloud Native Success Depends on High-Velocity CI/CD

Article originally published on The New Stack. The goal of every tech leader is to deliver bug-free products to customers at high velocity. Today’s cloud-native technology can empower engineering teams to iterate, at scale, faster than ever. But teams that don’t also change how they deliver software will struggle to benefit from the agility and speed to deployment that cloud native can offer.

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