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ClickUp, FB Workplace and Gitlab: (Part 1)

ClickUp, FB Workplace and Gitlab: (Part 1)

Published May 13, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

While I’ve made no bones I’m an Azure DevOps fan and use it for all my work, not everyone has the warm feelies for Microsoft as I do.  So what other options are there outside the Microsoft-verse fo...

Operationalization in Day 2 Operations

Operationalization in Day 2 Operations

Published May 4, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

In the world of Operations, there is a tenant of supportability called Operationalization.  This is a method of measurement used when a tool or system moves from Proof of Concept (POC), past Early ...

Azure DevOps : Templates and Integrating Teams Notifications

Azure DevOps : Templates and Integrating Teams Notifications

Published May 1, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Now that we have YAML pipelines, one powerful feature we’ll want to leverage is the use of templates.  Templates are the YAML equivalent of Task Groups - you can take common sets of functionality a...

DataDog: Kubernetes and AzDO

DataDog: Kubernetes and AzDO

Published Apr 22, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

In our exploration of Logging and Metrics tooling, one company/product worth checking out is Datadog. It’s been around since 2010 and is one of the larger offerings with over 350 integrations out o...

Azure DevOps: Debt, Pipelines and YAML

Azure DevOps: Debt, Pipelines and YAML

Published Apr 14, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Let’s talk about why I spent $40 this month because of DevOps debt.  That’s right, even yours truly can kick the can on some processes for a while and eventually that bit me in the tuchus.  

AKS and NewRelic

AKS and NewRelic

Published Apr 13, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

As we look at various APM and Logging tools, one suite that deserves attention is NewRelic.  New Relic is not a new player, having been founded in 2008 by Lew Cirne (anagram of ‘new relic’) and goi...

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