Presentation: DevOps Deployment Management using Chatbots

Richard will be giving a 30-minute presentation on combining DevOps and ChatOps at Chilliwack.tech‘s /Next event on coming Saturday, November 17th. Other topics include: Building an Internet-Connected Doorbell Applying Machine Learning to Geospatial Applications Building a Predictive Analytics Service with Azure Machine Learning Studio (apparently this is super powerful – I look forward to this…

How to trigger a Kubernetes cronjob manually

What should you do when you’ve developed and installed a cron job for your Kubernetes application, and you need to test it? When writing classic cron jobs in Unix, it’s obvious how to test the job- just manually run the command specified in the cron file. However, it’s not as obvious how to do this…

Helm – Sane App Managment in Kubernetes

So you know all about Kubernetes and how it manages your containers, hosts your ingresses, mounts your volumes, schedules your jobs, feeds your dog and makes your coffee. You know that Kubernetes is for devops folks who don’t want to be woken up at 4 AM on Sunday to rebuild a failed server or to spend three…

DevOps Journey Part 4 – Site Reliability Engineering

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series DevOps Journey

We’ve talked about why stuff breaks in the production environment when it didn’t in development (see “Works for me”), how Continuous Improvement / Continuous Deployment helps in failure detection, and how we can set up a “like-production” staging environment in which to test your features. At this point in the journey, we act as consultants…

DevOps Journey Part 2 – CI/CD

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series DevOps Journey

In our client’s DevOps journey, we are shooting for an efficient, stable, and reactive development-to-production workflow in your infrastructure. Let’s talk about the Continuous Improvement/Continuous Development (CI/CD) phase along the journey! Failure IS an option! It’s in your best interest to fail and FAIL FAST. What? No, that’s not a confused marketing strategy to simply get…