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Observations after one year of daily emails

My daily list is now one year old. Here are some of my observations.

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No, writing HTML is not programming. But watering your lawn is.

Writing HTML doesn't meet the definition of programming. But you'll be surprised at what does!

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Break glass in case of emergency

Should you block "bad" behaviors, or allow them in case of emergency? Why not both?

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XY Problems in User Stories

XY problems are everywhere. Even hidden in plain sight in many user stories.

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Beware the false premise

How do you know that the work you're doing is building on a valid premise?

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Counterintuitive ideas

Often the "obvious" answer blinds us to the "correct" answer.

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Adventures In DevOps 092: Scaling Your Applications with Kafka and Scaling Kafka ft. Abhinav Dhasmana

Abhinav Dhasmana joins the adventure to discuss how he got Kafka to scale to handle thousands of messages. He explains how to scale Kafka up and how to allow applications to scale with the messaging architecture provided by Kafka.

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Another look behind the scenes of this post

I recently created an 8-minute video where I walk through my daly routine of writing one of these emails.

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Auf die Ohren und ins Hirn 52: DevOps in Small Companies

DevOps is usually viewed in the context of large organizations. But what does DevOps look like in small organizations? Does DevOps make sense in this context? Is it even feasible?

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Adventures In DevOps 089: Networking Across Clouds with Kubernetes ft. Alex feiszli

Alex Feiszli from GRAVITL joins the adventure to discuss how to securely connect Kubernetes clusters across clouds from one cluster to another. The discussion spans how to make secure connections and how the connections might be used.

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A simple solution to the confusion between "testing" and "checking"

The distinction some make between "testing" and "checking" is valuable. But the terminology is not. We can do better (with practically no effort).