How honest is too honest, did we over-share?

Business Blog

When your successful professional services company is growing rapidly, how do you make sure that you scale effectively, retain the best bits of your culture, drop what’s not working, and face up to what needs to change in order to scale and evolve?
It’s a challenge that we at Automation Logic are facing right now as we scale our business, settle into our new office and match that with the right infrastructure.

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Bimodal IT: and other Snakeoil

Agile

I presented my critique of Bimodal IT at DevOps days this week, it was a fun talk to give with some great questions from the audience; all in all a very well run event.  This post is summary of that talk.

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VMUG London Meeting – January 2016

appcatalyst

I recently spent the day at the VMware User Group London (VMUG London) meeting, learning about some interesting products and technologies. As well as getting a glimpse at some of the things VMware has coming on the horizon.

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DevOps for Slackers – deploying to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot, pt. 1

aws

Kubernetes Kubernetes is a container management platform – an open source and inspired by Google’s internal container platform (Borg). We’re going to use it to do some ChatOps, building and deploying containers to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot on Slack. This is a write up of a talk I gave at a recent Infracoders […]

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Continuous Integration for HP Operations Orchestration

continuous integration

If you’re writing code you should be thinking about ways to test it. This should apply even if what you’re writing is not immediately familiar as code. HP Operations Orchestration (HP OO) is an orchestration tool with a visual IDE. It’s used to create workflows by dragging and dropping operations together and then connecting them. […]

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Using Let's Encrypt and Docker for Automatic SSL

Devops

If you have a dockerized webapp and you want to deploy an https version of it, with the least amount of buttons pushed, you’re in the right place! In addition to designing the acme protocol, creating the open source letsencrypt client and issuing free certificates to anyone! The good people at Let’s Encrypt also make […]

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DNS for Docker containers on AWS

aws

Recently, I’ve been trying out Let’s Encrypt which is a great new service offering SSL certificates and some automated tools to get them for free! I wanted to see how easy it would be to get going with Let’s Encrypt for a dockerized web application. However, to try that out I realised I’d need a […]

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"Technology of Automation" London DevOps Meet Ups 2016 Announced

Automation

Today we are pleased to announce that our “Technology of Automation blog” is about to get real! We are in the process of organising a series of initially London based face to face meet ups for the DevOps , Automation and Infracoder developer community where you will be able to hear from our bloggers about […]

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Rapid Development with Node.js

Devops

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how quickly you can build complete applications with Node.js. This adventure came about whilst working on an engagement. The customer wanted to build a request broker between two systems that needed to be integrated together, both having their own REST APIs. The customer in this case opted […]

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Trying out tools with Vagrant and Chef

Chef

It’s now easier than ever to try out new tools and applications. Case in point: this week I’ve been working on a new build and deploy process for a customer. They are moving to a new workflow with continuous integration. So, I wanted to try out some specific features of Jenkins to see if these […]

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