Show Date: Tuesday, 9 October 2012
John and Nathen sat down with Marc Watts, Mark Jennings, and David Lutzy to discuss the DevOps culture and history at Lonely Planet, performance, metrics-driven engineering, and more.
- 0:40 - In the News
- 2:08 - Meetup Groups & Events
- 3:38 - Google+ Chef Hangouts
- 3:55 - Special Offer
- 4:20 - New Cookbooks
- 5:35 - Updated Cookbooks
- 6:35 - Panel Introductions
- 7:53 - What is Lonely Planet?
- 11:00 - History of DevOps at Lonely Planet
- 13:35 - Size and Organization of Lonely Planet
- 17:02 - How Lonely Planet lost it’s way…but found it again.
- 18:16 - Infrastructure of Lonely Planet and moving to the cloud
- 19:50 - Content caching
- 21:55 - Software stack at Lonely Planet
- 25:40 - Does performance matter?
- 30:00 - Enabling developers to implement metrics
- 35:46 - Open Source contributions, including Fozzie
- 38:26 - Self-service metrics
- 43:36 - Using Chef at Lonely Planet
- 49:50 - Picks
- 56:40 - Close
- Marc Watts github, twitter
- Mark Jennings twitter, blog
- David Lutz github, twitter
- John Vincent, aka Lusis twitter, github
- Nathen Harvey github, twitter, irc: nathenharvey, blog
Now that Velocity EU and DevOpsDays Rome are over, presentations, blog posts, and videos are starting to appear all over the web. A little google-fu should help you find what you’re looking for. What were some of your favorites? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll mention them on the next show.
A couple of highlights from VelocityEU include
Six themes from Velocity Europe - Performance matters more, importance of the human factor in web operations, and more.
Obfuscurity’s DevOpsDays Rome Presentation on The State of Open-source Monitoring is available over on SpeakerDeck.
In other conference news, the PuppetConf Videos are now available, too.
knife-env-diff - a knife plugin which will diff the cookbook versions of two or more environments.
Part 1 of the Chef PeepCode Screencast is now available.
Upcoming Meetup Groups and Events
There’s a new Chef Users Group in Los Angeles! If you live or work near LA, go signup for this group.
Chef Cafe meetings are informal gatherings that are a great place to ask questions about Chef and establish connections with people that can help you in the future. The Bay Area Chef User Group is hosting Chef Cafe meetings on October 18 and the Chicago Chef Users’ Group is holding one on October 11.
The Triangle Devops group will meet on October 17 in Raleigh, NC. The topic for the night: Lean About Illumos
Gigaom will be hosting a webinar on October 18th. The webinar will look at Continuous delivery: develop, deliver and deploy software on demand. You can register for the free webinar today.
The Opscode Community Summit #2 is coming up on October 23 and 24. Please come out to Seattle to meet with your tribe and share ideas about making this community even better!
Would you be interested in joining a Google+ hangout with some fellow Chefs? We’re thinking about setting up some regulary Chef hangouts, let us know ifthis is something you’d be interested by emailing me at email@example.com.
tarsnap v0.0.10 - andreacampi This cookbook installs and configures tarsnap. Optionally it can also install and configure tarsnapper. Tarsnap is a secure online backup service. The Tarsnap client code provides a flexible and powerful command-line interface which can be used directly or via shell scripts. Tarsnapper is a wrapper around tarsnap that allows you to define “backup jobs” and expire old backups.
- s3fs-c v0.0.2 - leeky
- ipmitool v1.1.0 - retr0h
- splunkstorm v0.0.3 - d2kagw
- sol v0.2.0 - retr0h
- cpan v0.0.20 - melezhik
- tar v0.0.1 - smith
- graphite_handler v0.0.8 - peter_donald
Here’s a vidoe from Three Trapped Tigers, one of David’s picks:
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