This is a companion podcast to the book "Achieving DevOps". Join us as we explore some of the winning methods some enterprises have found to deliver changes faster and more reliably, and the misconceptions and pitfalls that can trip us up.
Interview with Robert Vettor of Microsoft - What Is Cloud Native?
So what does "cloud native" mean exactly - and how does it fit into the DevOps and microservices movement as a whole? We've invited Robert Vettor from Microsoft Premier to talk to us for thirty minutes about this architectural framework and what it means for companies wanting to produce software that's less brittle and more performant. We talk about 12-Factor Methodology, Robert's upcoming (great!) book on the topic, and a lot of free resources and guidelines that can help you map out a winning strategy for your enterprise.
John-Daniel Trask of Raygun
We welcome back an old friend to the podcast - John-Daniel Trask of Raygun! We talk about the importance of monitoring and making that connection with the customer experience, and what he's seen go right - and wrong - in working with companies large and small. We're huge fans of Raygun and see this company's growth as a natural byproduct of producing the right product that reinforces all the behaviors we want out of the Devops movement. Enjoy!
Betsy Beyer and Stephen Thorne
A great interview with Betsy Beyer and Stephen Thorne of Google, coauthors of the incredible "Site Reliability Engineering Workbook". We cover a lot of ground in this interview, including how Google learns from failures, what toil is and how good organizations try to fight it, and when LESS reliability can be a good thing in software development. Betsy and Stephen's work around publicizing and breaking down the myths surrounding SRE have been huge boons to our industry; we find their work and thinking incredibly helpful and influential. You'll love it too!
So thrilled to have Gary as a guest on the Achieving DevOps podcast! Gary Gruver is one of my personal DevOps heroes and is very well known for his landmark books. His writing is powerful and pragmatic - revealing a solid background in the manufacturing field. He brings a process-driven engineer’s perspective that is always enjoyable and enlightening! He’s worked with HP, Macys, and a host of other enterprises in helping them achieve a stable quality signal and improve their delivery pipelines.
Michael Stahnke of CircleCI
Had a great interview recently with Michael Stahnke of CircleCI! Back when I first met him, he was at Puppet – and I loved hearing his perspectives on continuous delivery and configuration management tools. Now he’s on to new things at CircleCI, as Platform VP.
As usual we range pretty far and wide. We cover communication and interpersonal relationships, the primary value of automation (hint – it’s not speed!), microservices, and hiring for compatibility. As he says – “One of my favorite DevOps tools is called ‘lunch’!”
Tyler Hardison of Redhawk Security
Had such a great conversation recently with Tyler Hardison, the CTO of Redhawk Security. When I originally reached out to him for an interview in my book, I was primarily interested in what he had to say about DevSecOps and building security into the software lifecycle. What surprised me was the breadth of his experience – we talked about what the formations of the Roman army can teach us about ideal team sizes, how to build a workable (not mean, not toothless) peer review, and how to lure and select the best talent.
Good conversations with experts
Dave and his guests discuss the struggles and rewards of devops. The conversations are genuinely interesting, particularly if you are familiar with the theory but want more insight into practical steps. Thank you for sharing.