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This week in #DevOps (22/08/2017)

Posted by Eslam ElHusseiny on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Welcome to the 139th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content



Hannah Inman demonstrates how to run load tests in Jenkins Pipelines with Taurus.



Sander Knape explains how to extend CloudFormation with your own custom resources.

Erik Peterson discusses Serverless architectures and what they mean for the future of cloud applications.

Jeff Barr wrote about AWS Cost Explorer Update – Better Filtering & Grouping, Report Management, RI Reports

Cluster Management and Orchestration


Jesse Newland blogged about Kubernetes at GitHub.

Rob Szumski announces CoreOS Tectonic brings enterprise Kubernetes to Microsoft Azure.

Radek Simko blogged about how to Manage Kubernetes Applications with HashiCorp Terraform.

Configuration Management


Nick Rycar wrote a blog post on how to build an automated and compliant cloud environment using Chef.


Alessandro Franceschi wrote a tip explaining how to encrypt secrets in Puppet using Hiera eyaml.

Davin Hanlon reported that Puppet is making changes to support other languages on the Forge. This means that Puppet modules output won't be exclusively in English.

Monitoring and Logging


Knox Anderson wrote a guide on monitoring container metadata and how it can help you detect bottlenecks in your infrastructure.


Daniel Berman wrote an article showcasing the 5 most popular Logstash plugins you need to know about.


Matthew Setter wrote a blog post detailing 4 Node.js libraries that make logging simpler.

New Releases

Apache Mesos 1.3.1 | This release includes important bug fixes and improvements on top of 1.3.0. It is recommended to use this version if you are considering using Mesos 1.3

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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 21/08/2017.

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