56 episodes

Full Stack Journey tells personal stories about the ongoing quest to become a full stack engineer: an IT pro who can move among multiple silos and work across multiple layers of the modern data center.

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Full Stack Journey tells personal stories about the ongoing quest to become a full stack engineer: an IT pro who can move among multiple silos and work across multiple layers of the modern data center.

    New Challenges And Embracing Change

    New Challenges And Embracing Change

    Is it possible to extrapolate general career lessons from a specific situation? In episode 58, Scott talks to Nick Korte (@Networknerd_ on Twitter, also blogging at The NetworkNerd Blog) about a somewhat recent change that happened with his podcast, The Nerd Journey podcast. What lessons did Nick learn from this change, and how can those lessons be applied to careers in general?

    Topics include:



    * What was the (somewhat) recent change that happened with your podcast?

    * What lessons were you personally able to take away?

    * How do you these lessons translate into more general career lessons?



    Scott and Nick’s conversation uncovers some true gems of career advice, don’t miss out!

    Sponsor: Subspace

    Subspace is your network provider for real-time applications. Subspace uses its own global network and intelligent routing algorithms to make sure your traffic takes the lowest-latency path between two points, with excellent jitter and drop performance when compared to the public Internet. Accelerate your applications at ftl.app/packetpushers.

    Packet Pushers Livestream:

    Join the Packet Pushers at our Livestream event Sept 28, 2021 with sponsor Gluware. Gluware gives you quick network automation wins including monitoring and detecting config drifts, upgrading and patching OSs at scale, and enforcing configuration policy, while also helping you to evolve toward infrastructure as code.



    * Hear from customers using Gluware in production

    * See useful product demos

    * Ask questions live

    * Get practical conversations focused on solving real problems



    Show Notes:

    The Note Taker and the Editor – Nerd Journey Turns 3! (the blog post that spawned this episode)

    Theory of Constraints by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

    The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander

    Give and Take by Adam Grant

    Squadcast

    Seth Godin’s The Practice

    The Go-Giver

    • 46 min
    Full Stack Journey 057: Open Policy Agent

    Full Stack Journey 057: Open Policy Agent

    What is Open Policy Agent (OPA)? And what can someone do with it? These are some of the questions that episode 57 of the Full Stack Journey podcast tackles. In this episode, Scott is joined by Diego Comas (@diegocomas on Twitter), a user/consumer of OPA, to discuss his direct experience in using OPA in real production environments. (Diego also has a blog focused on cloud-native security, but he freely admits that it needs to be updated.)

    Additionally, Scott and Diego discussed things like:



    * What was the hardest part about using OPA?

    * What is Rego, and what are some good resources for learning to use Rego?

    * What are some of the benefits of using OPA instead of multiple, more specialized point solutions?



    This episode of full of “lessons learned” and practical information on putting OPA to work in an environment!

    Sponsor: Subspace

    Subspace is your network provider for real-time applications. Subspace uses its own global network and intelligent routing algorithms to make sure your traffic takes the lowest-latency path between two points, with excellent jitter and drop performance when compared to the public Internet. Accelerate your applications at ftl.app/packetpushers.

    Show Notes:

    Open Policy Agent

    Styra

    Rego language documentation

    Gatekeeper

    Konstraint

    Conftest

    The conftest GitHub repository

    Rego Playground

    Rego plugin for VS Code (vscode-opa)

    Yubico presentation about Rego, OPA, Conftest, Artifact Hub – Event page including links and presentation transcript – Enabling Autonomous Teams With Policy Enforcement at Yubico – Slides

    Open Policy Agent – Deep dive – Video

    How Pinterest Manages Policy Distribution – Video

    Deploying OPA at Atlassian – Video

    Forseti Security – OPA policies

    Kyverno

    • 46 min
    Network Automation Progress And Problems

    Network Automation Progress And Problems

    What’s the latest with network automation? Where is the industry getting things right, and where is there more work to be done? How is public cloud influencing network automation?

    For an update on the “state of network automation,” Scott Lowe welcomes Ethan Banks, fellow podcast host and Packet Pushers co-founder. You can hear Ethan on the Heavy Networking and Day Two Cloud podcasts.

    Ethan shares his experience and insight as he and Scott discuss a range of topics, including:



    * Where is the industry making good strides?

    * Where is the industry falling behind?

    * What are the different aspects of network automation in play today?

    * The impact of the cloud

    * What are the tools and frameworks that practitioners should know?



    Sponsor: Subspace

    Subspace is your network provider for real-time applications. Subspace uses its own global network and intelligent routing algorithms to make sure your traffic takes the lowest-latency path between two points, with excellent jitter and drop performance when compared to the public Internet. Accelerate your applications at get.subspace.com/network.

    Show Links:

    @ecbanks – Ethan Banks on Twitter

    EthanCBanks.com – Ethan’s blog

    • 49 min
    Application Migration And Kubernetes

    Application Migration And Kubernetes

    Are application migrations still a thing in the cloud-native world? In this episode of the Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe is joined by Nicholas Lane, Staff Engineer on the Kubernetes platform team at Wayfair, to discuss application migrations in a Kubernetes environment.

    Scott and Nick discuss:



    * Whether application migrations are still a consideration in a Kubernetes environment

    * Reasons for migrating applications between or among Kubernetes clusters

    * Why Kubernetes doesn’t just auto-magically handle all this

    * Considerations that go into Kubernetes application migrations

    * Non-technical challenges

    * Available tools



    As a “hands on” practitioner, Nicholas is able to share some practical, real-world advice on what’s involved in managing applications running on Kubernetes clusters in production. Don’t miss this discussion!

    Show Notes:

    Velero

    @apinick – Nicholas Lane on Twitter

    Wayfair Tech Blog

    @fsjpodcast – Full Stack Journey Podcast on Twitter

    • 46 min
    Changes Big And Small

    Changes Big And Small

    Today’s Full Stack Journey podcast gets a little personal. Instead of having a guest, Scott Lowe spends some time on a solo episode to provide some personal updates, including leaving VMware for a startup called Kong, selling a house and moving, and buying and using an M1-based MacBook Pro.

    Scott shares his reflections on:



    * Getting back to his professional roots

    * The benefits of going smaller

    * The intersection of open source and business

    * The pros and cons of being at a startup

    * More



    Show Links:

    How M1 Macs feel faster than Intel models: it’s about QoS

    The Next Step

    Scott Lowe on Twitter

    • 26 min
    Exploring Developer Advocacy And Developer Relations

    Exploring Developer Advocacy And Developer Relations

    In this episode of the Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe dives into the world of developer relations/developer advocacy. Scott explores these areas with four amazing guests:



    * Jacquie Grindrod, a developer advocate at HashiCorp

    * Jeremy Meiss, working in developer relations and community at CircleCI

    * Josh Wulf, a developer advocate at Camunda

    * Ted Neward, who is the Director of Technology Culture at Quicken Loans/Rocket Mortgage



    They answer common questions about developer relations/developer advocacy. For example, what is developer advocacy, exactly? Is developer advocacy just going to trade shows and giving talks, or is there more to it? What makes a good developer advocate? What skills aren’t needed to be a good developer advocate?

    If you’ve ever thought about being a developer advocate, some of the stories and insights shared by this episode’s guests are sure to be helpful. Jacquie’s story of how she got into developer advocacy is particularly inspiring!

    Show Links:

    @devopsjacquie – Jacquie Grindrod on Twitter

    @iamjerdog – Jeremy Meiss on Twitter

    @sitapati – Josh Wulf on Twitter

    @tedneward – Ted Neward on Twitter

    • 52 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

eggybaby84 ,

Very informative

Great show - might just help save my career.

JT5309 ,

Great Learning

I'm am learning a lot as I contemplate my journey of leaving my comfort zone and pursue a Full Stack Engineering Journey.

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