Tiny DevOps

Solving big problems with small teams

Host Jonathan Hall invites guests to talk about the pains, joys, and how-tos of DevOps on small teams.

Interested in guesting on Tiny DevOps? I'd love to hear from you! See my guest topic guidelines, then send me an email!

You don't need 1,000 engineers to deliver great software.

Agile Principles —35 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #12 Luca Ingianni — Does DevOps make sense for embedded systems?

In this episode, Luca Ingianni helps me tackle the question: Does DevOps make sense for embedded systems software?

Business of DevOps —33 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #11 Mike Taber — Doing DevOps as a Single Founder

Mike Taber is the single founder of Bluetick.io, the SaaS which automates email follow-ups. In this episode, we talk about his life as the single Dev, single Ops, single Marketing, and single everything else in his company.

Career Advice —30 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #10 Erik Dietrich — Avoiding the Trap of Expert Beginnerism

Erik Dietrich is the author of "The Expert Beginner", which expands on the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition with the addition of the "Expert Beginner", one who stops learning, incorrectly believing they have achieved expert level.

Teams & Culture —37 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #9 Miriam Tocino — Using stories for technical communication

Miriam Tocino is a children's book author and illustrator who focuses on teaching children a passion for technology. In this episode, we create a story together of the characters Zerus and Ona, as they explore how a voice message is sent through the cloud, to a friend.

Agile Principles —27 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #8 Amando Abreu — Automatic rollback & other listener questions

In this Q&A episode, guest co-host Amando Abreu and I answer listener questions about automatic rollback, how to prepare for an interview, and the meaning of life.

Coding Practices —24 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #7 Joel Clermont — Digital Hygiene

Joel Clermont, host of the No Compromises podcast, shares his wisdom on the topic of good digital hygiene, as it relates to development projects, particularly the bits that aren't software. Have you ever joined a team with poor documentation? With third-party credentials scattered all over the place?

Software Delivery —21 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #6 Olaf Molenveld — Getting started with Progressive Delivery

Olaf Molenveld joins me to explain the concept of Progressive Delivery, when it makes sense, and what homework every team should do before getting started.

Coding Practices —30 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #5 George Stocker — A Dogma-Free Approach to TDD

Guest Goerge Stocker cuts through the often polarizing debate about Test-Driven Development (TDD) and offers his view on when the practice does and DOES NOT make sense, based on technology as well as human factors which are often overlooked.

Coding Practices —31 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #4 Peter Morlion — Working with technical debt

In this episode, I talk with Peter Morlion about his love for fixing and improving legacy code, what legacy code is, how we can detect it, and what to do about it when we're faced with it.

Tech Tools —28 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #3 Zachary Randall — The benefits of serverless for staff-strapped teams

In this episode, Zachary Randall of Chameleon Collective talks about his success using serverless technology to help understaffed technology teams save money on hosting fees, and reduce the complexity of maintaining infrastructure. He also plays the guitar for us.

Agile Principles —47 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #2 John Goerzen — IT lessons from the aviation industry

In this episode of Tiny DevOps, guest John Goerzen applies his experience as an amateur pilot to IT risk management.