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This week in #DevOps (30/08/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Welcome to the 140th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content


Travis CI

Lisa Passing describes how to create a build on Travis CI from the UI, without pushing code to GitHub.


Google Cloud

Nelson Araujo announces Puppet support for Google Cloud.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Surinder Singh, Starsky Wong, and Eric Yu-Wei Sung announce FCR, open source command runner for network devices from Facebook.FCR provides a common Thrift API for connecting and controlling network devices from a multitude of vendors.


Sandeep Dinesh demonstrates how to use Kubernetes environment variables to manage your app configuration, and finally how to use a configuration file instead of environment variables.

Docker Swarm

Viktor Farcic demonstrates how to auto-scale Docker Swarm services using instrumented metrics.

Configuration Management

Yadu Krishnan shared his idea of using Apache Zookeeper as Configuration Manager.


Craig Dunn explores the new lookup plugin for Ansible that uses Jerakia to do hierarchical data lookups right from your playbook.


JJ Asghar announced that Chef has new integrations with VMware on Amazon Web Services.


Martin Alfke wrote yet another tip advising on good GIT workflow practices for your Puppet control repository.

Cody Herriges announced that Puppet now supports Google Cloud Platform and how to start using it.

Infrastructure as Code


Radek Simko demonstrates how to manage Kubernetes applications with Terraform.

Andreas Wittig blogs about the differences between CloudFormation and Terraform.

Monitoring and Logging

@HostedGraphite blogged about per-metric rate limiting, a system they built to limit damaging traffic that’s not intended to harm.


Mateo Burillo wrote an interesting article detailing 7 Docker vulnerabilities and how to monitor and avoid them.



Dan Goodin reported that over 1700 valid passwords for IoT devices have been leaked. He mentions that it's likely that criminals have been using the list for months as a means to launch DDoS attacks.


Arseniy Tashoyan went through how to run Apache Spark Applications in Docker Containers.

Micah Williams wrote a comparison between Apache Spark and MapReduce.

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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 28/08/2017.

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