• How Early DevOps Investment Greased the Wheels of Acquisition
    Once upon a time there was a company that during acquisition was presented with hundreds of due diligence questions as well as SOX compliance requirements. This story is how a team were covered through their early investment in DevOps disciplines, mindsets, and processes. Learn how to subscribe to DevOps practices automatically, build in resiliency, checks & balances, reproducibility, system and user auditing, and more....
  • Why I Ditched DockerHub's Automated Builds
    If you've created Docker containers and put them on the central registry then you know that you can have DockerHub do the builds for you using the "Automated Build" feature. This is a great feature for maintaining relatively stable projects with infrequent changes but if you're living the agile life and iterating quick and often, you're going to find yourself wanting more....
  • Automated Docker Deployments with CircleCI
    Over the weekend I decided to setup one of my opensource projects to build its docker image, push it to the registry, and deploy that new container to my digital ocean server using CircleCI. It turned out to be super simple and I wanted to share all the details...
  • SSL Cert Generation for Amazon ELB
    After doing a security audit of our webapp, we discovered that our SSL certs and settings needed some updating. One of the most major things was that the certs where generated using SHA1 which is dangerously weak and becomes more so every day....
  • Fun with Git Aliases
    Git is awesome! That goes without saying, but with aliases you can make it more awesome. These are some of the aliases I'm using to make my life with Git a little easier. Let's first talk about aliases and what they are. The concept of...

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