Welcome!

VictorOps Helps Your IT/DevOps Team Solve Problems Faster

VictorOps Blog

Subscribe to VictorOps Blog: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get VictorOps Blog via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by VictorOps Blog

By Jason Hand ChatOps has been one of the more intriguing subtopics of the DevOps movement for me. Since first learning of the term, I’ve had subsequent conversations with teams heavily invested in ways to automate and share as much as possible. ChatOps continues to fascinate me as I watch it catch on with teams large, small, distributed, and not. Recently, I wrote a small book “ChatOps For Dummies” on the subject to help our DevOps community further by sharing what I’ve been able to learn, but more importantly, encourage further conversations and considerations for ChatOps. While writing the book, I collaborated with many who have been implementing ChatOps within their own teams, as well as the authors and maintainers of the most widely-used chatbots currently available. One of those that I’ve been collaborating with is Jimmy Cuadra, the man behind Lita. Cuadra ... (more)

A DevOps Interview Series By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

What’s Planned for 2015? A DevOps Interview Series By Jason Hand I’m not one for lofty or overly-ambitious New Year’s resolutions, but I do feel that the beginning of the year is an excellent time to set  goals and make some changes in the name of continuous improvement. A personal goal I set for myself this year was to do better about staying in touch with friends and family. Often times I feel like I rely on social media to fill me in on what everyone who is important to me is up to. While social media is great and I love seeing pictures and reading about everyone’s personal a... (more)

SBT, Scrooge, Intellij and You By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

How to Set Up a Playdate Between Scala, Thrift, Scrooge, SBT and Intellij By Nick Isaacs Here at VictorOps, we are going through the process of overhauling the serialization framework that we use for inter and intra process communication. We evaluated several great options including Kryo (and its Scala companion Chill), Protobuffers, and Thrift. In the process, we put together a little test project to help us decide which of these choices was right for us. Testing Thrift posed some challenges as the tooling, while quite mature, wasn’t quite as plug-n-play with our local developme... (more)

Gene Kim Interview | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

DevOps Interview: Gene Kim By Jason Hand Early in my DevOps Journey, I was introduced to a book of great significance circulating within the Web Operations industry titled The Phoenix Project. (You can read our review of Gene’s book, if interested.) Written as a novel and loosely based on many of the same principles explored in The Goal, this book has been read and referenced by many who have adopted DevOps into their continuous improvement and software delivery processes around the world. As I began planning my travel schedule last summer, I learned of a workshop taking place in... (more)

Getting Started with the @VictorOps Transmogrifier | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Craftsy Case Study: Getting started with the VictorOps Transmogrifier By Samantha Haltman When VictorOps launched the Transmogrifier private beta program last November, Craftsy was eager to see what the feature was capable of. For this case study, we spoke with David Palma, DevOps Engineer at Craftsy, to hear what he had to say about his experience… “Rule creation for this feature was extremely straight forward” “VictorOps beat us to the punch.” When we found out about the new Transmogrifier feature, we were actually in the process of building something similar internally. We rea... (more)