I typically send the newsletter on Fridays but this week I'm a day late. To make up for it we have more than the usual 5-6 articles. Enjoy 😊
Sarah Wells of The Financial Times talks about FT's transition to DevOps at QCon 2019. Real world case study in easy to follow slides. If you prefer, they also have a podcast episode on this.
"A significant share of architectural energy is spent on reducing or avoiding lock-in. That's a rather noble objective: architecture is meant to give us options and lock-in does the opposite. However, lock-in isn't a simple true-or-false matter: avoiding being locked into one aspect often locks you into another. Also, popular notions, such as open source automagically eliminating lock-in, turn out to be not entirely true."
It's fun when someone pulls an old but good piece like this one by Linus on keeping git history clean. Equally fun is reading the thread on HN.
Splice engineering team's year-long journey to improve how they develop and deliver software [presentation slides, but nicely designed and designed to be read].
Corey Quinn, AWS influencer and Screaming in the Cloud podcast host, interviews Nicole Forsgren on how to grade DevOps teams. Nicole co-founded DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA) that was acquired by Google. Transcripts included.
Shuveb Hussain of FreshWorks details a step-by-step approach to gradually evaluating and introducing Kubernetes into your organization.
What the author means is, he's got several data points from various developer surveys. But maybe instead of asking how many people are using CI, we should ask what's stopping more teams from using it?
Henning Jacobs explains why he wants a Kubernetes web frontend, and shares a roundup of open source Web UIs for Kubernetes.
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