It was great to have the opportunity to speak at the Ansible London November meet-up (my first as an attendee or speaker, believe it or not). Thanks to Marco for organising, Mudassar/Hotels.com for sorting the venue, and whoever bought the beer/pizza for doing that. Sorry for anyone who had to stand; I guess turnout was better than expected! I really enjoyed talking to a fantastic bunch of enthusiastic people doing some very interesting things - everyone seemed to have a story to tell.
Time for one of my rare blog posts - which I’ll follow up with another on a related topic … I’ve been meaning to get to grips with an IT automation tool such as Puppet, Chef, or SaltStack for ages now, but one of the perennial issues of having a “technical architect” consulting job is that I rarely have the excuse to sit down and do hands-on stuff with new technology on client time.
We’re about to put out a BJSS white paper on DevOps - hopefully sometime in the next week, barring delays getting it into appropriately pretty PDF format. During the review process, one of the people reading asked about a new term - “NoOps” - they’d recently heard. This blog post appears to be the source of the term. It provoked a bit of a storm. A well-argued response is at https://gist.github.com/2140086.
Very delayed in posting this (due in large part to a new baby daughter!) - but I’ve penned a new chapter on DevOps in the second edition of the BJSS Enterprise Agile book. So for anyone interested in actually realising the full benefits of both Agile and Cloud, get along to http://www.bjss.co.uk and request a copy. In fact, if you’re involved in development projects at all, you should probably do this.
My first published article 🙂