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#NoDrama DevOps

By QualiMente

Zzzt! Closing the loop

Reading time: 90 seconds In QualiMente's Secure Cloud team retrospective on Friday, we identified a couple of improvement actions: Improvement Actions from Friday's Retrospective For context, we are several weeks into building a new service called k9 that helps people...

Feedback loops are a beautiful thing

Delivery process improvement ideas rise from the frustration felt by teams executing the process. If you want to improve a team’s delivery processes, I recommend putting your team in control of improving itself and support the team with practices and resources to help them do that.

The Silver Bullets Are Not Evenly Distributed

Reading time: 3.5 minutes Are there any 'silver bullets' in software development? Fred Brooks led the IBM's System/360 development effort and recounted that delivery story and strategies in The Mythical Man-Month (brilliant) said: "There is no single development, in...

Concept: Configuration

Configuration is data interpreted by a program to change its behavior so that it supports a particular use case. This post describes the challenges and techniques for creating a configuration interface that is safe and usable.

Can you handle 10x or 100x more application components?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Was Digital Transformation a good idea? Many organizations are making fundamental changes to the way their applications are structured and operated. These changes are intended to address real problems. Structurally, monolithic applications can...

Bootstrapping Trust – Terraform+VMWare+Chef

Lack of understanding how to deliver secrets to applications securely is the biggest challenge identified by DevOps practitioners in the Secret Delivery and Audit Practice study.

This post describes how you can deliver secrets securely when using VMWare, Terraform, and Chef.

Learning to Debug

Finding the needles in a large haystack is sometimes the hardest part of solving a problem. Debugging is also a skill you can learn and develop.

About #NoDrama

Learn how to design, build, and operate systems in the Cloud one day and concept at a time.  A few times a week, Stephen Kuenzli will share his thoughts on building robust systems, architecting for and migrating to AWS, and using DevOps and engineering practices to manage complexity and deliver safely.

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