By johnwillis | August 23, 2012
The other day I was cleaning out my garage and I found an old cassette of a few songs I recorded around 1983. The lead parts on “Night of the Guillotine” and “Fly me to the Moon” are my magnificent nephew (RIP) Donald Dunham II. If you ever get a chance to go into a studio and record some of your own songs I highly recommend it. Please excuse the quality, converting cassettes to MP3 is not an exact science.
By John | May 30, 2012
I have fallen in love with Kanban and I have been motivated to start a Kanban meetup group in Atlanta. Just for fun I have created the – Kanban – Atlanta Limited WIP Society.
Please pass the word.
By John | August 18, 2011
Most of you probably already know that I have been working over at DTO Solutions for the past few months. I wanted to post some information about things we are doing over here at DTO.
Devops Hack Days
We are ran a couple of customer and internal hackdays. What we try to do in the hackday is complete the continuous delivery loop (Git to Prod or better knows as the Aha to Kaching). Here are some links of past and upcoming public Hack Days.
We are going CloudFoundry crazy over here at DTO. One of our new customers is building their greenfield cloud on OpenStack and CloudFoundry. We have been bought in to automate the Application Life Cycle (ALM) part of this architecture. Here are some links…
Crowbar and Barmclamps
We also have been spending a lot of time working on the Cloudfoundry Cookbooks. Currently the Cloudfoundry VCAP repo has a set of cookbooks for installing with Chef Solo. It is also complicated by the fact that you have to run two wrapper scripts to build the JSON data used by solo invocation. We had to re-factor those cookbooks to work with Chef Server in order to work as a Barclamp (Crowbar Module). This work is on going….
By John | May 17, 2011
We are honored to have a guest post on the “Agile Web Development and Operations” blog this morning. Here is a tease…
What if DevOps created more defects, tickets, requests, and more overall work? Would that be a good thing or bad. Let’s take a look.
By John | May 9, 2011
In my “cloudy” travels from Cannonical, to Opscode, to DTO Solutions, I often ask a seemingly simple question to the companies I meet – “Why do you want to use the cloud?” – and I get an array of amazingly unsatisfying answers.