About terraform modules: An explainer by George Tarnaras
If you’re reading this then I guess you’re in the middle of refactoring your terraform code, trying to make it reusable, easier to maintain and actually be proud enough to share it with others! Writing reusable code in the form of modules can be a challenging task, so we will try to explain some basics […]
A DevOps engineer’s data dabbling by Luke Wiltshire
As a consulting engineer at AL, my bread and butter for the last three years has been the likes of Terraform, Ansible and Jenkins. These are all tools which are fairly simple in principle, but have plenty of quirks and unintended uses which can keep an engineer learning/engaged/frustrated for some time. For a couple of […]
Do you know where to be focusing your DevOps efforts in 2020?
There is a temptation, once operating under the DevOps model, to rest on your laurels, content that you are now working in a modern development environment. The upshot is many organisations don’t measure the outcomes brought about through DevOps. They’ve done the hard bit, undergoing the initial technology, people, and process changes that the model […]
The Honest Engineer: What you don’t know by George Cairns
Why transferring knowledge is easy, but transferring insight is hard. Acquiring Insight. Story Time: One way that AL engineers demonstrate the insight we’ve gained through experience is when we realise that an old technical solution might work in a new context. As an 18 year old nerd from Bolton, in 1998 I got my first […]
3 Top Tips for Creating Environments in Terraform by James Atha
Terraform, and infrastructure-as-code, in general, are an essential tool in the DevOps arsenal. They can provide the means to create a stable pipeline of environments through which developers can safely test their applications, and – if handled correctly – offer the potential of fast, one-click deployments of full environments with minimal effort. To get to […]
Automation for the Win
Imagine a bitter, cold January day. People at the office are just starting to settle into the post-holiday work-life, still recuperating from the many holiday food comas and parties. Then suddenly, panic – a large group of about 600 caseworkers are not able to carry out their vital work because of an internal network issue. […]
Where do delays start?
Agile • Business Blog • Devops
Delays are a problem for almost everyone that has ever worked in the IT industry, even with the best team and a generous budget it can be difficult to avoid them. Especially in the highly regulated industries which we’re so familiar with. Its rarely one person’s fault, so is there something that can be done […]
AL Python Meetup by Martyn Pratt
The Python meetup gang I love Python. It is easily my favourite programming language, so I decided to organise a meetup to teach and have a play with it along with some of my AL colleagues. Python is an interpreted programming language that comes bundled with almost all modern Unix-like operating systems (Mac OS, Linux […]
The Women Of The DevOps Academy: On Inclusivity At AL
In 2018 Automation Logic won Best Workplace For Women in the Small Business category of Great Places To Work as well as the third Best Workplace in the UK overall. We know how important it is to have a truly inclusive workforce and we are always on the look-out for new ways to broaden the […]
A Framework for continuous DevOps improvement
Automation Logic’s Partner and Co-Founder Kris Saxton Recently spoke at Computing’s DevOps Live Event on a Framework for continuous DevOps Improvement, highlighting the necessity of measuring results in order to ensure your DevOps Project is headed in the right direction and how to get started. If you’ve ever found yourself pondering on these questions… Where […]
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