DevOps for NZ.

We have huge opportunities for software in NZ. As it turns out, smaller teams of T-shaped people can do amazing things. Isn't that our national identity? People emigrating for a better life, applying skills and hard work? Can we get better at delivering software and outstrip agriculture in GDP?

beach

Posts

  • Ancient Configuration Management community, cmcrossroads has relaunched, by it's new owners TechWell.  It'll be interesting to see how this works out.  Configuration Management is one of the disciplines that's been folded into DevOps - but will we lose som...
  • Tonight, we did some tree maintenance at the New Zealand Build Doctor HQ: some of them haven't been trimmed in 15 years.  I was reminded of an old PragDave post. [link]<...

I'm hearing a new noise from my office: birdsong and sheep.  Makes a change from suburban Woking.  The Build Doctor Inc. has moved it's HQ from the UK to a more beneficial tax regime: New Zealand.

  • Bamboo 4.5 lets you rewrite history by re-running old builds and targetting new revi...

When I wrote my post about moving to Neo Technology, you may have wondered why I stopped consulting and took a job.  The reason was simple: I'm not a republican, I just want my children to know their grandparents. I knew I was moving to New ...

First: reflect on the fact that DevOps is a cultural shift about collaboration. Do you want to hire a DevOps person, or encourage people to collaborate?

Second: make them write fizzbuzz. In front o...

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  • Bamboo 4.2 allows you to change build behaviour depending on the branch that it's building.  It also does automatic branch discovery for all you Subversion peeps. [link]

I just found this in my drafts.  Bum.

  • James Turnbull's online puppet linter (surely a tribute to jslint.org): http://www.puppetlinter.com
  • I love what heroku just did by acknowledging the true beauty of bourne based shells:

This blog now lives in New Jersey, hosted at WPEngine.  I've also moved the static hosting to Amazon S3.

Soon I should manage to shut down some of the numerous VPS systems that I seem to have accumulated.  I'm thinking about Hero...

  • You can vote for JetBrains to add support for Puppet in Rubymine.  It's the best Ruby development environment I've ever used, and I'd be able to use one tool for all my code if they just supported Puppet. [link]
  • Mauriz...

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