DevOps Trends for 2021

Traditionally at the year end I like to note most significant trends that I see unfolding in the DevOps world. I did not know about the level of disruption that Covid would cause when I put “Remote Asynchronous Workforce” on the last year’s list. As we now know this actually turned out to be the… Continue reading DevOps Trends for 2021

Lego World – No One DevOps Solution Fits All

I was entertaining the idea of Lego-style DevOps software for quite a while now. I wanted to write about this pretty much after success of my previous post about microservices, but then the whole situation with the virus started to unfold – which led me to a bit of paralysis. Today I’m trying to break… Continue reading Lego World – No One DevOps Solution Fits All

Reliza Hub Tutorial Using Our Playground

Reliza Hub is a DevOps Metadata Management System. It helps manage software releases in the era of kubernetes and micro-services. Tutorial covers the following: Projects and Products, and how to create releases for them How to connect CI script to generate new Project releases (we use GitHub Actions as an example) How to send data… Continue reading Reliza Hub Tutorial Using Our Playground

2 nice tools for drawing cloud diagrams

Was looking for something like that for a while, and saw today these 2 nice tools that help create and visualize cloud architectures: 1. cloudcraft.co – more mature and nicer, but AWS only 2. cloudmaker.ai – new, more issues, pros: has unlimited grid on free tier and support for all 3 – Azure, AWS, GCP,… Continue reading 2 nice tools for drawing cloud diagrams

DevOps KPIs: Distance between latest and oldest production versions

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of KPIs that should be used in DevOps. Among them, maybe the most important is the number of different versions the team has to maintain at a time. This particular indicator frequently comes to the top of my list. To me, this indicator mainly resembles Army… Continue reading DevOps KPIs: Distance between latest and oldest production versions

SemVer in production – always keep separate production branch on its own minor

While I personally prefer CalVer, SemVer is still actively used for many projects and quite frequently I work on it. If SemVer is used for something that is deployed to production, one rule I’ve made is to always keep each distinct production on its own minor version. If we have only one production environment or… Continue reading SemVer in production – always keep separate production branch on its own minor