DevOps blogs are everywhere; and frankly we don’t mind. In fact, we constantly ask people for more stuff to read. We’ve gathered quite a list and stuffed it inside a Google Doc. Instead of keeping all these to ourselves, we’ll start sharing them with you! Every few weeks, we’ll feature a few of our favorites and why they could be your favorite as well.
Straight from our team’s bookmark bar to yours, here are three of our favorite DevOps blogs:
Favorite Post – Java: Not Even Once
The best part about Code As Craft is that it allows us to peek behind the curtain of Etsy.com, a site that reaches nearly 0.5% of all internet users every single day. The prospect of rolling out over 10,000 production changes per year on a site averaging nearly 7 million pageviews a day would leave most people quaking in fear, but the Etsy crew makes it easy, and generously shares what they learn.
Their About page sums it up: “Most importantly, craftsmen sign their work. Think of this blog as us signing ours.” Coders as craftsmen – that’s a mindset we can respect.
Favorite Post – No Such Thing as a “DevOps” Team
Jez Humble and Dave Farley, authors of the book “Continuous Delivery” (and the blog by the same name), bring a lot of valuable insight to the CD space. Although the stream of new content has slowed, there’s still plenty of great stuff there.
In a post last October, Jez put his finger on a source of frustration shared by many: “DevOps” being touted as a magic bullet solution. Simply build a devops team and all your problems will be solved! In reality, he says, this approach simply creates a third silo between Dev and Ops.
Favorite Post – No Server Outages
Sometimes, what we need most is a good laugh. We work in a high-pressure, always-on environment, where a single misplaced semicolon can impact thousands, if not millions of people. If we can’t laugh about it, we’ll end up crying.
What are your favorite DevOps blogs? Drop us a line in the comments or on Twitter. We might check them out and add them to our list.
- 3 Reasons to Use Azure instead of AWS - August 29, 2013
- Classic Coding Movie Scenes – independence-day - August 20, 2013
- Classic Coding Movie Scenes – Hackers - July 25, 2013
- Classic Coding Movie Scenes – Antitrust - July 18, 2013
- A New Way to Look at Web Application Support and Development - July 12, 2013