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John R. Ray

It Worked in Development...

Stop Saying These Four Words

Everywhere you look are pizza boxes and half-empty Red Bulls. Admins, illuminated by the glow of 30″ monitors, sit hunched over keyboards typing furiously. It’s 3 AM, the day of your new software release and right now those admins are desperately trying to rollback a botched deployment.

Suddenly the status widgets, which had to be silenced to . . .

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March 09, 2017

Do You Really Need and Ops Team

Startups and DevOps

The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had w/ a developer who is part of a small start up. Most of the conversation was related to DevOps principals and toolchains, but after he told me about their staff of five I became worried that this was really too much. He was already worrying about CI/CD, Configuaration Management, and . . .

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October 27, 2015

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