DEVOPS WEEKLY
ISSUE #490 - 17th May 2020

AIOps, Observability, several new Kubernetes tools and the return of Software Circus next week in this week’s issue.


News
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A talk from last year’s GoTo Copenhagen on Why Your Private Cloud is Probably a Bad Idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbaPtzSuQII&feature=youtu.be


This post looks at the promise of AIOps, and its relationship to both operations and observability.

https://thenewstack.io/observability-and-the-misleading-promise-of-aiops


A look at the relationship between observability and controllability.

https://www.weave.works/blog/gitops-part-3-observability


A detailed series of posts on detection engineering, looking at identifying attackers and exploring core concepts like detection in depth and capability abstraction.

https://posts.specterops.io/capability-abstraction-fbeaeeb26384
https://posts.specterops.io/detection-spectrum-198a0bfb9302
https://posts.specterops.io/detection-in-depth-a2392b3a7e94


A look at some powerful new Helm features in Helm 3 which allow for generating a secret on installation which is then reused for upgrades.

https://medium.com/workfloplus/reusing-auto-generated-helm-secrets-a7426403d4bb


A tutorial for managing Azure infrastructure using ARM templates deployed via Azure DevOps pipelines.

https://aidanfinn.com/?p=21878


It’s often useful to be able to grab a proper virtual machine locally, for testing or development purposes. This post introduces multipass, which provides a handy way of provisioning local VMs.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/multipass-launch-ubuntu-virtual-machine/


A look at using Conftest and Open Policy Agent to test Dockerfiles for various best practices and issues.

https://blog.madhuakula.com/dockerfile-security-checks-using-opa-rego-policies-with-conftest-32ab2316172f


Jobs
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King is looking for new members for the infrastructure engineering teams to help develop, manage and expand our software based networking setup across datacenters and (Google) cloud. Please take a look at the open role for networking engineer. We're also still looking for both database and streaming data engineers, if that is more your style.

https://careers.king.com/jobs/job/14780-site-reliability-engineer-technology/
https://careers.king.com/jobs/job/15353-database-site-reliability-engineer-technology/
https://careers.king.com/jobs/job/15270-network-site-reliability-engineer-technology/


Events
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Software Circus is back. A 12 hour event, happening on 21st May, has talks on bare metal, API gateways, container registries, building your own PaaS as well as a costume contest and yoga sessions. Some fun and lots of learning to be had.

https://www.softwarecircus.io/


Tools
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cdk8s is a framework for defining Kubernetes applications and reusable abstractions using different programming languages, including TypeScript and Python with more planned.

https://cdk8s.io/
https://github.com/awslabs/cdk8s


Kubie is a CLI tool to help with management of Kubernetes context and namespace information. Handy if working with multiple clusters.

https://github.com/sbstp/kubie


K9s is a terminal based UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters. It aims to make it easier to navigate, observe and manage your deployed applications from the command line.

https://k9scli.io/
https://opensource.com/article/20/5/kubernetes-administration


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