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DevOps: Self-Service

By Phil Whelan, February 17, 2014

Piggly Wiggly Have you ever strolled down the aisles of a grocery store, found the items you wanted, checked the prices, put them in your basket, then headed off to the checkout? Of course you have. This is what is known as "self-service". This is also a term that is becoming familiar to software developers. Providing self-service should be included in the mandate of modern IT Operations teams.

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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

By Ho Ming Li, February 7, 2014

This post touches on issues that are top-of-mind for developers and IT Operations, introducing the concept of abstracting applications from infrastructure, and the value it brings.

Category: stackato

DevOps: Hero Culture

By Phil Whelan, January 23, 2014

I often speak with Operations people, whether it be at conferences, meetups, through the grapevine, or random encounters. A common theme I hear spoken of is that of the firefighters. Firefighters are the ones who are often up at 3am frantically trying to keep systems online. The flip-side to this is the fire preventers.

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Dev Done Wrong - An Interview With Gabriel Hurley

By Phil Whelan, January 13, 2014

In this post we interview Gabriel Hurley, Manager of Nebula’s Platform Team. Gabriel talks about what they do not teach you at school, community-based development and using GitHub as your resume. He also talks about how keeping it simple is not always sustainable, things to consider when building scalable systems and repeatability.

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A Look Back At 2013 And Forward To 2014

By Phil Whelan, December 30, 2013

As we conclude 2013 and prepare to start a new year of technological wonder, I thought it would be good to look back at this past year from ActiveState’s point-of-view in the arena of PaaS, Cloud Foundry and other interesting things such as Docker.

Category: stackato

The Quest for a DevOps Culture: Communication is Key

By Matthew Fisher, November 20, 2013

Stackato Activity Stream We are constantly seeing articles about DevOps and the goal of improving communication between Dev and IT Operations The underlying message is a good one: “lets all work together.” While everyone would like to work together, in theory, the adoption of DevOps has been slower than most would like.

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DevOps Days Vancouver 2013 Retrospective

By Phil Whelan, November 19, 2013

DevOps Days Vancouver It has been a few weeks since DevOps Days Vancouver 2013. The dust has finally settled after a great event and I have been playing catch-up on getting Stackato 3.0-beta out the door. The event went pretty much like clockwork, except for a few brief technical issues at the beginning.

Category: events

John Arundel on PaaS

By Phil Whelan, September 4, 2013

John Arundel photoThis is part two of an interview we did with John Arundel of Bitfield Consulting. The first part was John Arundel on DevOps. In this second half of the interview, John talks to us about PaaS from his DevOps vantage point.

Category: stackato

DevOps Days Comes To Vancouver, October 25-26th

By Phil Whelan, August 20, 2013

Vancouver WaterfrontIt's finally happening! DevOps Days will be landing in Vancouver, BC later this year. This conference, which is now happening frequently around the globe, is THE conference for bridging the gap between developers and operations.

Category: events

Mozilla's Brandon Burton talks DevOps at Agile 2013

By Phil Whelan, August 13, 2013

At the Agile conference in Nashville last week, I attended Brandon Burton's DevOps talk, "Enabling DevOps - the road to a better culture". This is a summary of that talk.

Who is Brandon Burton?

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