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This week in #DevOps (08/08/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Welcome to the 137th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



Liam Newman introduces the Jenkins Minute video series that answer some of the most common questions asked in the community forums.

Viktor Farcic talks about running Jenkins Master as a Docker Swarm Service on AWS.

Guglielmo Iozzia wrote an introduction of Implementing a Jenkins Plugin From Scratch in 5 Steps and Less Than 5 Minutes.


Andreas Wittig wrote a comparison between Terraform and Cloudformation.


Pui Chee Chan reported on the new Jenkins plugin that can continuously deploy to Azure Web Apps.


Jeff Barr reported that you can now publish metrics to Cloudwatch with a 1 second interval and alarms that evaluate every 10 seconds.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Gord Sissons wrote a comparison between Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.

Infrastructure As Code


Stefan Prodan looks at Terraforming Docker Swarm Clusters on Scaleway.

Configuration Management


John Lieske wrote a getting started guide for Ansible beginners.

Containerization and Virtualization


Michael Crosby explains what is Containerd.

Denny Zhang wrote a blog about running process debug tools in Containers, but install nothing.

Load Balancing


Faisal Memon wrote a detailed guide on how to install ModSecurity on NGINX to prevent malicious attacks.

Tracing Systems


Adrian Cole looks at debugging latency problems using call graphs created by Zipkin.

Monitoring and Logging


Zachary Flower wrote a blog post explaining how you can monitor MongoDB using Metricly.


Daniel Berman wrote an introduction to Kibana Time Series Visual Builder.



Brian Krebs reports that security patches for Microsoft and Adobe products have been released.

Stream Processing


Anuj Saxena blogged about Kafka Streams and Unit Testing.



Jaana B. Dogan explains how SRE is leveraged in the Google ecosystem.

New Releases

Calico 2.4 | Summary of release notes:

  • Felix and Typha now support Kubernetes readiness and liveness checks
  • Pre-DNAT policy support
  • Kubernetes datastore driver now supports BGP configuration [beta]
  • Support for multiple CIDR matches in Policy rules
  • Calico now implements the networking.k8s.io/NetworkPolicy API semantics as defined by Kubernetes when using the etcd datastore

Terraform 0.10 | This release includes:

  • Terraform is now divided between Core and Providers.
  • Terraform Providers now have new Resources, new Data Sources and bug fixes.
  • State Environments have been renamed to Workspaces for the sake of clarity.
  • Note: Terraform has put out a guide on how to update to 0.10.


In case you've missed this year's QCon New York here's a list of key takeaway points and lessons learned, shared by Abel Avram

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Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 07/08/2017.

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