Sprinkle – Automated Infrastructure for the Rest of us

Automatically setting up and maintaining my servers is a must for me. Only if everything I install and configure on a server is scripted I'm sure I know what's there and that it stays that way. Having automated infrastructure enables me to schedule a critical setup change at 3 am and be on the safe … Continue reading Sprinkle – Automated Infrastructure for the Rest of us

The 12 principles behind the agile manifesto adapted to web operations

Walking once again through the twelve principles behind the Agile Manifesto, I realized how tailored they are for software development projects. Yet experience has shown that agile practices are not strictly limited to development projects, but to all areas involved in bringing a software product to the users. Here is my version of the twelve … Continue reading The 12 principles behind the agile manifesto adapted to web operations

New Conference On Agile System Administration: Devopsdays 2009

Devopsdays 2009 After years of advocating, @patrickdebois's dream came true: He created the Devopsdays. Quoting his announcement from the Agile System Administration Google Group: Devopsdays '09, the conference that tries to get the best of both dev and ops world. Two days of fun and interesting talks. So if you are a developer with a … Continue reading New Conference On Agile System Administration: Devopsdays 2009