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Platform Keepers, Container Herders - how we've started doing SRE

Platform Keepers, Container Herders - how we've started doing SRE

In this article you'll find out about modern Operations (& why DevOps ain't exactly the thing), what's missing in "you build it, you run it" paradigm, why there's a need for platform-caretaking team, what does it really mean - "SRE"…

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White-box monitoring setup as a 1st class citizen in your code

White-box monitoring setup as a 1st class citizen in your code

There's an interesting trend of expanding the range of work products developers produce as the outcomes of their work. In software development prehistory it was just functional code (one that's supposed to provide business value directly). After some time automated…

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Will Docker change anything for Devs?

Will Docker change anything for Devs?

Docker is The Thing these days. Pretty much everyone has heard about it - how lean, lightweight & useful it is. Most likely you have seen the eye-catchy logo, went through very approachable tutorial, watched some basic demos. But did…

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"Works on my machine" syndrome - never again (on Windows as well!)

There are no two dev machines that are completely alike: same software installed (& uninstalled) in the same order, same security patches applies, same OS settings, same IDE configuration. And that's great of course - developers are expected (hopefully in…

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How I've pimped my x-system development with Docker

Setting your applications may get really messy - especially on Linux: different applications have different configuration approaches, they keep their binaries & data in different file-system locations (these differ because apps may have origins within varying Linux distributions). Once you…

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Risks of outsourcing the pain (in DevOps & not only)

Straight to business - I've participated in a very interesting discussion about development architecture recently: which scenario works better & brings more benefit to the organization: each team is responsible for all their deployment / maintenance mechanisms separately (let's call it…

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