Top 5 DevOps Bad Habbits

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1 min read

Recently, we were asked to name our top (5) DevOps “Worst Practices” (or anti-patterns). Here's what we came up with…

#1. Not looking outside the organization to see how others are solving the problem. Always building new things rather than looking for readymade solutions (open source, SaaS, or enterprise offerings) which leads to piles of technical debt & inevitable snowflake infrastructures.

#2. Not building easy tools that the rest of the company can use. We must never forget who we are serving. Developers are our customers too.

#3. Not treating DevOps as a shared responsibility. It needs to be embedded into the engineering organization, not relegated to a select few individuals. “DevOps” is more of a philosophy than a job title.

#4. Not treating Infrastructure as Code. We call this new paradigm GitOps, where Git system of record for all infrastructure and CI/CD is our delivery mechanism.

#5. Never ever commit to `master`. We don't do it in regular software projects, we shouldn't do it for ops. Everyone should be following the standard Git Workflow on their Infrastructure Code (Feature Branching, Pull Requests, Code Reviews, CI/CD). This increases transparency and helps the rest of the team stay up to date with everything going on.

Unlimited Staging Environments

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2 min read

How to run complete, disposable apps on Kubernetes for Staging and Development

What if you could rapidly spin up new environments in a matter of minutes entirely from scratch, triggered simply by the push of a button or automatically for every Pull Request or Branch. Would that be cool?

That’s what we thought too! Companies running complex microservices architectures need a better way to do QA, prototype new features & discuss changes. We want to show that there’s a simpler way to collaborate and it’s available today if you’re running Kubernetes.

Tune in to learn how you can assemble 100% Open Source components with a CodeFresh CI/CD Pipeline to deploy your full stack for any branch and expose it on a unique URL that you can share. Not only that, we ensure that it’s fully integrated with CI/CD so console expertise is not required to push updates. Empower designers and front-end developers to push code freely. Hand it over to your sales team so they can demo upcoming features for customers! The possibilities are unlimited. =)

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Quip Plugin for WordPress

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2 min read

We just published our New WordPress Plugin for @quip. Easily embed quip documents in any #wordpress post or page. Check it out here!

WordPress Plugin Directory: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-quip/

GitHubhttps://github.com/cloudposse/wp-quip

Screenshot 1: Example Usage

Screenshot 2: Admin UI

Summary

To embed the content of a Quip document into a WordPress page or blog post, install the plugin and then use the quip shortcode.

quip shortcode accepts two attributes and has the following format:

[quip id="mWnnAszre3MW" ttl=7200] 

where

  • id (Required) – The ID of the Quip document (e.g. https://cloudposse.quip.com/mWnnAszre3MW)
  • ttl (Optional) – Time-To-Live in seconds. After the first request to the Quip API, the plugin caches the content of the document (HTML and images) for the specified amount of time (seconds). All consecutive requests to the same page or blog post will not call the Quip API again but instead will retrieve the document from the internal cache, making the pages faster. After the ttl expires, the plugin will call the Quip API and cache the result again. If the ttl attribute is not provided, the default value of 7200 seconds (2 hours) is used. You can change the default value in Quip Settings (menu Settings/WP Quip). If ttl is set to 0, the plugin will not cache the Quip API responses, and every request to the WordPress page or blog post will call the Quip API.