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Evaluating a Devops team
End of year has rolled around. Along with new budgets starting, old budgets ending, and bad holiday parties where you spend two hours avoiding that  guy, this is the season of annual evaluations. You're the manager of a devops team, possibly one newly-forme...

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Opensource isn't a right and it's not free
The trigger for this post is a reasonable request from a Windows user . Well, it's reasonable on its face. They put forward two questions, paraphrased below: Why is is so hard for opensource developers to get their stuff working on Windows? Why don't openso...

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Devops - The toolchest
I gotten the same question from a few people about Devops - Where do I start? . "What exactly do you mean by everything?" Yes, there's a list in the post, but the question started to evolve over a few conversations to the related question "What is the full ...

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Devops - The "Process"™
Last post , I laid out the argument for using source control in operations. To summarize, put all the things in source control so you can control them. Except tools don't control what people do - only processes can do that. So, let's work through what the p...

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Devops - Where do I start?
Last post, I laid out a series of questions every operations team should be able to answer. Everyone may agree that this list of operational capabilities is good, but getting from here to there is far more complicated. What should we do first? The absolute ...

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Questions to ask Operations
(. . . or, if you're the devops team, questions you should be asking yourself) Devops teams exist to make the answers to the following questions a resounding "Absolutely!". If there is any question in this list that you're not 110% confident in the "Absolut...

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The Packager DSL - The second user story
DSLs - An Overview The Packager DSL - The first user story The Packager DSL - The second user story Our main user is an odd person. So far, all we've made is a DSL that can create empty packages with a name and a version. No files, no dependencies, no befor...

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Creating the Packager DSL - Retrospective
Why use a DSL? Why create your own DSL? What makes a good DSL? Creating your own DSL - Parsing Creating your own DSL - Parsing (with Ruby) Creating the Packager DSL - Initial steps Creating the Packager DSL - First feature Creating the Packager DSL - The ex...

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Packager DSL 0.0.1 Released
The Packager DSL has been released to Rubygems. (I was going to name it "packager", but that was already taken.) Please download it and take it for a spin. It'll be under pretty active development, so any bugs you find or missing features you need should be...
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