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This week in #DevOps (14/02/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Welcome to the 112th 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 demonstrates how to publish HTML Reports with Declarative Pipelines.

James Dumay gives us a glimpse of the Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor.

Snap CI

According to Louda Peña Snap CI is going away in 6 months.



Matthew O'Riordan explains why sometimes it's better to double check the status of the AWS service that you depend on.

Jeff Barr has another option for you to shortlist together with Flowdock, Slack and IRC - say hello to Amazon Chime.

Running out of space or needing to speed up your EBS volume with zero downtime is a problem of the past with Elastic Volumes. Thanks Jeff Barr!

Google Cloud

Deepti Srivastava has announced the beta release of Cloud Spanner - a database service that is horizontally scalable and highly available whilst still giving you SQL semantics and ACID transactions.


Users of DigitalOcean needing to scale their apps horizontally will be pleased to hear about their new load balancer offering.



Anita Buehrle looks at troubleshooting containers in Kubernetes with Weave Scope and Weave Cloud.



Hailee Kenney has published a new edition of What's new in Puppet Forge modules. If you've been struggling to find that elusive bugfix or feature, why not have a look?


Chef users rejoice! Jerry Aldrich brings to our attention even more powerful reusability available with Wrapper Cookbooks.



Ying Li explains how we can increase our containers security with Docker Secrets Management.

Stefan Scherer shared a guide on how to get started with Docker Swarm-mode on Windows 10.


Bryan Boreham gave a talk on using Weave Net for NetworkPolicy in Kubernetes.



Datadog introduces full-stack observability for modern applications by expanding their capabilities to include application performance monitoring (APM).



Adam Wick talks about the security benefits provided by Unikernels and how to sell the idea of using Unikernels.



Dan Goodin explains here how a new F5 BIG-IP firewall vulnerability could leak chunks of data. This means an attacker could potentially steal the cryptographic keys or other secrets to secure HTTPS.

In another post from Dan, we found out that sites can now fingerprint you even when using multiple browsers. The technique relies on lightweight javascript code that instructs browsers to perform a variety of tasks.



Rafał Kuć covered the basics of the new Solr metrics from the recent 6.4 release.

New Releases

Weave Net 1.9 has been released with fast, secure Networking & support for ARM.

Docker Datacenter on 1.13 | This release includes new features around app services, security, image distribution and usability.


PowerShell Conference Europe 2017 | May 2 - 5 | Hanover, Germany

Cake Solutions are hiring DevOps Engineers!

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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 13/02/2017).

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