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 […]
The Bitesize DevOps Series: The delicately intertwined DevOps and Agile
This is part two of The Bitesize DevOps Series with Partner and Co-Founder Kris Saxton. For part one, click here. DevOps and Agile are equally hot topics right now, but both have been known to cause confusion. This post aims to address the question, can you do DevOps without Agile? Whilst highlighting the subtle differences […]
The Bitesize DevOps Series: What does DevOps really mean?
This is the first in a series of bitesize DevOps blogs by AL Partner and Co-Founder Kris Saxton. Part one is introducing DevOps and differentiating it from other industry methodologies. At its heart, DevOps is very simple: DevOps is an organisational model where people operate in teams arranged around a product or service instead of […]
High-Performing DevOps Teams by Nick Barton
Software Development has changed over the years. DevOps has taken the Technology Industry by storm, moving beyond the buzzword and becoming an integral part of every high functioning IT teams strategy. But are companies really using DevOps to their advantage and getting the best out of their teams? One of our lead engineers, Nick Barton, […]
Collaborating for Results. Part Two.
Following on from our initial conversation, we’ve been speaking with lead engineer, Nick Barton. Nick has just rolled off one of our biggest projects following a great success in a major release and we’ll be speaking to him about how he’s managed the team who succeeded in this. The release was a substantial Azure migration […]
What does it take to be a DevOps Engineer? With Martyn Pratt and Jack Sheppard
Here at AL, we strongly believe we have some of the most talented DevOps engineers in the industry. But, what does that actually mean? With the DevOps movement growing and skills being high in demand; what does it mean to call yourself a DevOps engineer? And, more importantly, what skills does that give you that […]
Blue-Green Deployment with Route53 and CloudFormation by Yufang Zhang
Automation • AWS • Cloud • continuous delivery • Devops
Having an automated deployment process, or Continuous Delivery can hugely speed up the time to get a “done” software released. Blue-Green Deployment, as one of the techniques being used in it, can reduce downtime by having two identical production environments. Only one of the two environments have live traffic going in at any time. For […]
Using Let's Encrypt and Docker for Automatic SSL
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 […]
Rapid Development with Node.js
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 […]
Driving HP Network Automation via SOAP and python
HP Network Automation provides a comprehensive web services interface that uses the SOAP protocol. Though the API is functionally comprehensive, the documentation relating to how to drive it is thin on the ground. This article shows how to initiate a connection with HPNA, login, call a method and read the results. It uses python and the ZSI web services toolkit.
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