SRE vs. DevOps: competing standards or close friends?

SRE vs. DevOps: competing standards or close friends?

A very nice article on the relation between DevOPS and SRE. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps are two trending disciplines with quite a bit of overlap. In the past, some have called SRE a competing set of practices to DevOps. But we think they’re not so different after all. Through Google Cloud Platform Blog

SWARMing: Scaling Without A Religious Methodology

SWARMing: Scaling Without A Religious Methodology

The most successful transformations I have experienced—the ones where you walk into the office and there is a tangible difference in the energy and interactions between people, where the commercial and management stakeholders are as excited and invested as the technology stakeholders, where everyone agrees on the metrics that matter and those metrics are trending …

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Beat Generosity Burnout

Beat Generosity Burnout

Selflessness at work leads to exhaustion — and often hurts the very people you want to help. Here’s how to share your time and expertise more effectively. Beat Generosity Burnout at Harvard Business Review.

Meltdown and Spectre Linux Kernel Status

Meltdown and Spectre Linux Kernel Status

Intel says its security updates will make 90% of modern PCs and phones IMMUNE to bugs that could expose billions of people’s private data to criminals (but experts warn the flaws are ‘unfixable’) A great read on the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Through the Linux Kernel Monkey Log. Some more explanation on the topic: …

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Containers are not VMs: Building Healthier Containers

Containers are not VMs: Building Healthier Containers

A great read on building and utilising containers. Topics that are discussed: How containers, as we know them, came to exist Major differences between containers and virtual machines Examples of how to build minimal containers Demystifying the scratch container Examples of how to debug running containers using other containers Benefits of minimal containers Tools that …

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What banks can learn from Amazon.

What banks can learn from Amazon.

In the last year alone, Citi, BBVA, Capital One and other major banks have opened their APIs to third party developers to innovate better and faster To truly be customer-first and prioritize the customer experience above all, banks should look to platforms as business models, not tech constructs What banks can learn from Amazon by …

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Better problem solving starts with this essential habit.

Better problem solving starts with this essential habit.

Challenging problems often demand that we push beyond familiar options and explore new territory in order to solve them. But leaving the familiar behind is uncomfortable and sometimes unpleasant. When we can stop ourselves from hurrying out of the “groan zone” and doing the important work we need to do there, our problem solving is …

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Team Health Monitors and Why Your Startup Needs a Check-up

Team Health Monitors and Why Your Startup Needs a Check-up

A great article on Team Health Monitors via First Round Review Discussing the follow topics: How You’re Measuring Performance Isn’t Enough The Eight Elements of Healthy Teams Proof of concept One-pager Velocity Full-time owner Value and metrics Shared understanding Balanced team Managed dependencies The Six Steps to Evaluating Team Health

Jenkins 2.0! Hello Enterprise

Jenkins 2.0! Hello Enterprise

Jenkins2.0! Cool! What is it and can we use it in an Enterprise? A while ago I started in the IT4IT department in my company. We were just starting with Agile development and getting started on Continuous Delivery. A whole new concept within our Enterprise. We hired consultants to help us getting started on automation …

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