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Step into the DevOps Sauna with Andy Allred and Marc Dillon, Lead Consultants at Eficode, as they dive deep into Agile and DevOps methodologies.Hear from various industry experts and discover how Agile and DevOps principles can transform any part of your business. DevOps Sauna makes sure you have all of the latest practices and trends to maintain a competitive edge.

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Step into the DevOps Sauna with Andy Allred and Marc Dillon, Lead Consultants at Eficode, as they dive deep into Agile and DevOps methodologies.Hear from various industry experts and discover how Agile and DevOps principles can transform any part of your business. DevOps Sauna makes sure you have all of the latest practices and trends to maintain a competitive edge.

    Navigating the AI open source minefield

    Navigating the AI open source minefield

    In this episode of the DevOps Sauna podcast, Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK, explores the impact of AI-generated code on open source software. She addresses licensing complexities, ownership issues, and maintainer responsibilities. The discussion also covers the misuse of open source in AI contexts and concerns about regulations like the Cyber Resilience Act and the EU AI Act. Amanda emphasizes community engagement in setting standards to ensure fair regulation. She highlights the necessity of users complying with laws over licenses and the trend of shifting liability onto commercializers. Legal complexities around Generative AI and managing security vulnerabilities in sectors like government, finance, and healthcare are also discussed. Darren, Marc, and Amanda reflect on AI's broader implications for job displacement and the importance of expertise and discernment but remain optimistic about the positive impacts, such as more informed decision-making.

    • 41 min
    Repatriation in DevOps

    Repatriation in DevOps

    Darren and Marc discuss the concept of repatriation in DevOps in this episode of DevOps Sauna, advocating for a return to manual deployment and bare metal servers. They discuss the importance of treating servers like pets rather than cattle, emphasizing hands-on care and control over automated processes. They also touch on topics such as maintaining server room temperature, manual cable management, the value of monoliths in software development, and the idea of allowing servers to "work from home" rather than relying on cloud-based solutions.

    • 19 min
    Open source vs. commercial: The toolchain dilemma

    Open source vs. commercial: The toolchain dilemma

    In this episode, Marc and Darren discuss the feasibility and implications of creating a fully open source toolchain for software development. They explore various aspects of the toolchain, including version control, compliance, secure storage, documentation, task management, and more.

    Specific tools and their suitability for different purposes within the toolchain are explored. Darren evaluates options such as Gitea and GitLab for version control, SonarQube, and Aqua Security tools for compliance, and HashiCorp Vault for secure storage. Challenges in finding suitable replacements for commercial tools like Confluence for documentation and Jira for task management are also touched upon.

    Throughout the episode, trade-offs between open source and commercial solutions, such as cost, ease of use, and support, are acknowledged. Underestimating the technical investment required to maintain open source toolchains is cautioned against, while software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms are suggested as a suitable alternative.

    Darren and Marc advocate for a pragmatic approach to toolchain selection, recognizing the benefits and limitations of both open source and commercial offerings. They emphasize the importance of considering factors such as scalability, support, and ease of integration when making decisions about software development toolchains.

    • 30 min
    Navigating value streams and prioritizing feedback

    Navigating value streams and prioritizing feedback

    This episode explores the concept of value stream mapping, emphasizing transparency, prioritization, and continuous improvement to optimize value creation within organizations. Through discussions on feedback loops and breaking down silos, Marc and Darren empower listeners with insights to enhance their software development processes and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.

    • 33 min
    Incident response policy and practice

    Incident response policy and practice

    Darren and Marc discuss incident response in cybersecurity in this episode, with a focus on the importance of disconnecting rather than shutting down during security incidents.

    They cover the four phases of incident response: Discovery, analysis, action, and postmortem, highlighting the shift in cybersecurity from prevention to effective response due to the inevitability of breaches.

    They look at the complexity of achieving a perfectly secure system and stress the importance of continuous improvement and preparation in cybersecurity practices.

    • 29 min
    Managing change resistance

    Managing change resistance

    Marc and Darren address the resistance to change within organizations when it comes to adopting new technology. They cover the challenges of traditional command and control hierarchies in modern workplaces, emphasizing the importance of involving knowledge workers in the change process for successful adoption.

    Also highlighted is the need for flexibility in selecting tools. They caution against tooling bias and stress the importance of management and developer buy-in for effective change management.

    The role of platform ownership and the importance of security considerations in change management is also covered.

    Marc and Darren conclude the episode with a reminder of the ongoing need for adaptation and growth in today's rapidly evolving landscape.

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