Microservices, Containers, Code Ownership, and Continuous Support
By Todd Vernon
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at Sapphire Ventures
Next-Gen Tech Stack Forum in San Francisco.
Small Image: Courtesy Akana, Inc
Obviously, I was excited to join the discussion, but as a participant the
event crystallized not only where the larger software development market is
relative to microservices, container technologies (like Docker), continuous
integration and deployment; but also provided insight into where DevOps is
heading in the coming years.
Spoiler Alert: Microservices are where it’s all going, Container systems
like Docker or Kubernetes are a huge enabler of that vision, code ownership
flourishes in this environment, and DevOps promotes this culture and
ecosystem of tools that unlock the huge social gains of all of it.
Let’s unpack that long sentence a... (more)
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)
ChatOps for Dummies
By Jason Hand
Since June of 2014 I’ve been attending a lot of tech conferences and
events, including just about every DevOpsDays “un-conference” in the U.S.
There are so many talented teams out there coming up with innovative ways to
surface improved methods of delivering high quality software and services
quicker and more efficiently. Of course, much of this is due to adoption of
One specific topic I found fascinating, was the concept of ChatOps. Simply
put, it’s an approach that allows teams to collaborate and manage many
aspects of thei... (more)
Design Principles as a UX tool: Part 1
By Doug Whitney
Don't ignore the squishy bits!
I recently had the opportunity to attend UI19 in Boston, a long-running
conference focused on user experience design and ways to be more effective in
a UX role as part of a larger team. One of the presentations in particular
stuck with me as I returned to Boulder thinking about VictorOps and our
evolution as an early stage startup.
Presented by Kim Goodwin, her talk on Principles, Values, and Effective
Design Teams touched on a number of challenges we've experienced first-hand
here at VictorOps... (more)
Our New Boundary Integration is Here
By Samantha Haltman
Network visibility and access to real-time data surrounding your
infrastructure is pretty important, don’t you think? With Boundary, users
can identify problems quickly, and ensure their applications and supporting
infrastructure are running smoothly and at peak efficiency.
We are happy to announce that our integration with Boundary, providers of IT
monitoring for DevOps teams, is now available. Getting the Boundary
integration up and running is as easy as copying and pasting an API key,
which can be found in your VictorOp... (more)