DevOps information on the web is fragmented and hard to find sometimes. In this video, explore some of the best places to watch.
- The internet. If it didn't rule your life, you wouldn't be watching this video right now. But finding quality information on the web can be tricky and because of how DevOps arose, information on it is a little bit more fragmented than one would like. DevOps hasn't had any guiding body, so information is often found in a mix of random blogs and people to follow on Twitter. So here's a guide to the best places on the intertubes to get DevOps info. Twitter is the most active social network DevOps-wise, so I'll mention important Twitter handles as I go. Frankly, the DevOps content on all the other social networks is pretty spammy and not compelling. The best single source in my opinion is pretty old school. It's an email newsletter. DevOps Weekly is a great weekly email newsletter curated by Gareth Rushgrove, that rounds up the most notable items from the last week. Subscription information and also all the previous mailings are available in the archive on the website. Follow Gareth on Twitter as a bonus. There are DevOps and DevOps tool chain Google groups, but they've fallen into disuse and are just havens for silence broken by spam and arguments. As for general purpose websites, they're pretty thin on the ground really. I'd say the primary one is devops.com, an aggregator site run by Alan Shimel, who's also very active in the security community. It's pretty high volume with a mix of good stuff and fluff pieces. There's a couple other generic tech aggregators with DevOps channels like DZone and InfoQ. DZone is probably the most active, comprehensive and technical in this category. DevOps Cafe is a very long-standing podcast by John Willis and Damon Edwards. On it they've interviewed everyone from DevOps luminaries like Patrick Debois to even having the bad judgment to bring me on the show. Arrested DevOps is a newer podcast hosted by Matt Stratton, Trevor Hess, and Bridget Kromhout. Food Fight by Nathen Harvey is Chef-centric but also covers general DevOps topics. Past that you're getting into the world of blogs and since DevOps folks are pretty busy, many blogs that have the seminal posts that we cite a lot on them aren't necessarily still active. But good ones include John Allspaw's Kitchen Soap, Gene Kim at IT Revolution Press, Damon Edwards and Alex Honor at Dev2Ops, Jez Humble at Continuous Delivery, Andrew Clay Shafer at Stochastic Resonance, Patrick Debois at Jedi, Gareth Rushgrove at More Than Seven and, of course, don't forget us, me, James, Karthik Gaekwad and Peco Karayanev at the Agile Admin and many more. And of course, SlideShare, YouTube and Vimeo are full of the proceedings of all the conferences we've mentioned in the previous video and recordings from various user groups. That should be a good starting point to let you start discovering more resources on your own, and then please share in turn. We all get better by sharing so whatever you're working on, another practitioner would love to know it. Even if you think it's basic, someone out there hasn't done it yet and is struggling. Now in the next chapter, we'll talk about the newest emerging topics in DevOps today.
In this course, well-known DevOps practitioners Ernest Mueller and James Wickett provide an overview of the DevOps movement, focusing on the core value of CAMS (culture, automation, measurement, and sharing). They cover the various methodologies and tools an organization can adopt to transition into DevOps, looking at both agile and lean project management principles and how old-school principles like ITIL, ITSM, and SDLC fit within DevOps.
The course concludes with a discussion of the three main tenants of DevOps—infrastructure automation, continuous delivery, and reliability engineering—as well as some additional resources and a brief look into what the future holds as organizations transition from the cloud to serverless architectures.
- What is DevOps?
- Understanding DevOps core values and principles
- Choosing DevOps tools
- Creating a positive DevOps culture
- Understanding agile and lean
- Building a continuous delivery pipeline
- Building reliable systems
- Looking into the future of DevOps