I always had the idea of having some kind of organized store, some kind of very simple knowledge base where I could memorize interesting stuff around software development which I encounter i my day-to-day business.
UNIX grep is a command tool for searching text strings inside files. (One should not confuse it with find which matches filenames and properties). In this blog post there are some hints how to use grep to search from files fast and efficiently.
At the OWASP AppSec 2012 keynote, Gene Kim discusses DevOps and information security.
The CastBroadcast Channel presents a webinar on risk reduction through careful quality measures.
Jez Humble, co-author of Continuous Delivery, speaks on implementing and scaling DevOps.
The Instant Technology DevOps team attempts to define DevOps in sixty seconds.
This case study describes the complete root cause analysis and resolution of a File Descriptor (Too many open files) related problem that we faced following a migration from Oracle ALSB 2.6 running on Solaris OS to Oracle OSB 11g running on AIX.
OSX’s iTerm 2, and maybe some other terminal applications, support ANSI control sequence extensions which allow shell to set the color of the terminal tab.
All you need to do is head over to the Continuous Delivery and DevOps book page and look through the product description of the book. Drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.
Cameron McKenzie discusses Agile, DevOps, and non-functional requirements.
UNICOM Seminars presents Stephen Nelson-Smith on DevOps and organizational effectiveness.
Remember the blog post about user plugins? How easy and fast is it to add or change functionality in Artifactory? When you went skeptic, like "come on, it's nice in the blog post, but how useful it really is?" Here's real live example from today...
Initally, we had a storage server, with 30-odd TB of SATA storage, using some bit of LSI technology with a battery-backed write cache.. Pretty good for scheduled rsnapshot backups. However, in May, we decided to sort out off-site backups, and build up some kind of disaster recovery strategy.
ServiceSphere presents the ITSM weekly podcast -- this episode tackles "company culture" and much more.
Think about what will happen in production when you have an annoyed (and tired) ops team trying to figure out what is going on. Having a black box is the worst thing that you could possibly do, because you give the admin absolutely no input.
The DevOps roundup collects links and resources from the last week.
The best way to describe MessagePack is “JSON on steroids”. It supports an almost identical set of data types as JSON —Nil, Boolean, Integer, Float, String, Array, and Associative Array— but runs much faster and requires a fraction of space.
PuppetLabs presents Kris Buytaert's "7 Tools for Your Puppetized DevOps Stack" presentation from PuppetConf.
The USENIX Association presents Kris Buytaert: "We've come a long way since introducing new ideas in server automation and deployment, and also in creating a culture of collaboration between the traditional silos in organizations..."
Dan Gilmer from Ancestry.com talks DevOps, Chef, and Windows in this presentation from Opscode.
These days IIS has so many bells and whistles installed that it can be hard to find the settings panel that does what you want it to do. The one thing that is lacking as a feature in IIS is log file recycling.
I’m still getting used to the idea of following the logs when working out what’s going wrong with distributed systems but it worked well when trying to work out why our puppet client which was throwing this error when we ran ‘puppet agent -tdv’.
Okey, another one of my experiments. I came to know a few days ago that Google officially announced how you can now use your Google Drive account as a web host.
The fundamental problem with logs is that they are usually stored in files although they are best represented as streams. Traditionally, they've been dumped into text-based files and collected by rsync in hourly or daily fashion. With today’s web/mobile applications, this creates two problems.
As a part of our work on ANSI escape code coloring, I looked in detail at default colors used in different command line terminals. It appears form the Wikipedia article that colors are set at their brightest level with minor variances across implementations.