Tag: DEVOPS

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Sep 2017 ]

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Color Models by xkcd (source)

METHODOLOGIES

The alignment

Can we write successful enterprise software without challenging assumptions? Here's what Alberto Brandolini (a.k.a. Ziobrando) discovered using EventStorming as a blade to cut through business, software and organisation dysfunctions.

DEVOPS

Rapid release at massive scale

This year Facebook moved to a quasi-continuous push system, delivering tens to hundreds of code changes to the website every few hours.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 May 2017 ]

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Street Art in Athens by Marco Cedaro (source)

JAVASCRIPT

Rebuilding our mobile website: Express & React meet fun & profit

Mohamed Amin, Senior Frontend Engineer at Namshi, explains how they moved from a VanillaJS application to a PReact with SSR application and how this increased all the positive metrics.

DEVOPS

Deploy with haste: the story of rig

In the span of 12 months, BuzzFeed went from large, release-oriented deploys to an architecture and approach that enabled 150+ deploys a day.

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Feb 2017 ]

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The Queen photographed by Bryan Adams (source)

DEVOPS

GitLab.com Database Incident

Anything that could go wrong, went wrong yesterday at GitLab. And was not just a series of unfortunate events. Here the post-mortem of what happened.

PRODUCTS

Piaggio introduces Gita personal cargo droid that follows you around

A very interesting concept, a two-wheeled robotic personal helper that carries your belongings for you, wherever you go (“Gita” in Italian means “trip/excursion”).

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Dec 2016 ]

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Pink (source)

DEVOPS

Netflix Conductor : A microservices orchestrator

The Content Platform Engineering team in Netflix explains how they run a number of business processes which are driven by asynchronous orchestration of tasks executing on microservices. Some of these are long running processes spanning several days!

RETROSPECTIVES

What we learnt from our mistakes in 2016

The Guardian dev team shares what didn't go well in 2016, and what they learnt from them so we can avoid their same mistakes. Like when the entire website was broken on Safari…

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Sep 2016 ]

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This twitter feed – Cursed Images – is crazy! – Warning, it may contain upsetting images 🙂

DEVOPS

Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud

An insight from Google of the infrastructure that helped bring Pokémon GO to life for millions of players. «Tens of thousands of cores», just sayin'.

FUN

Museum of WiFi

Via Michele Bertoli
Simple lines proudly shouted out to entire neighbourhoods, wire-less signals that mark territories, shock up-stairs couples, seduce girls next door, and mess with people passive-aggressively.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Mar 2016 ]

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Clockwork, Westminster (source)

DEVOPS

The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire

Via Uberto Barbini
Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. The files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own infrastructure.

SVG

Creating an SVG Icon System with React

An interesting approach on how to use React to directly inject/inline the SVG elements into the DOM without using <use>. Probably not an all-purpose solution, but something to keep in mind anyway.

Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Mar 2016 ]

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Tricky topic of human-robot ethics now and in the future explained – Keynote #ixd16 (source)

BOOKS

Enduring CSS

Ben Frain's guide on how to write style sheets for large scale, rapidly changing, long-lived web projects is now available online for free. If you prefer you can also buy it in PDF or eBook.

DEVOPS

How to deploy software

Via Rafael Yepes Garcia
A long essay about the high-level aspects of deployment: collaboration, safety, and pace. The first-hand experience of Zach Holman.

Readings for Lunch — [ 22 Jul 2015 ]

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North Korea needs to chill on them medals (source)

DEVOPS

Advantages of Monolithic Version Control

One single repository for all of your code, or many small repositories, divided per feature/functionality/project? The answer is not so easy or obvious. (e.g. Facebook and Google, they use a giant monorepo).

DESIGN

Why you need design

Mike Monteiro – a kind of deity for many designers, me included – has released for free a chapter of his book You’re My Favorite Client. A book to help people understand design, in his words.