The Dev Show

Posted on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014
DevOps from a developer perspective

Show Notes


Trevor completed another revolution around the sun. Got Chromecasts for some family members. He was really impressed with how easily it interfaced with their other devices. Matt celebrated the holidays and got a lot of Doctor Who stuff, including a new Sonic Screwdriver that his 4 year old sons are obsessed with. He also got the first part of his new tattoo done. And lots of PowerShell, cloud, and DevOps.


David discovers that his particular model of servers in his home lab are suspect to the NSA “DEITYBOUNCE” exploit. Discuss why is it necessary to learn/know the “low level” things - does a developer really need to know how to write a bubble sort? Do devs need to understand RAID? Dan is reading a book called Code  which is relevant to this topic. Dan believes technology people should always be on a “quest” to want to be better, to need to be better. Matt: “There’s more to developing an application than writing the procedural code.” Matt quotes John Vincent’s blog post  AGAIN about what DevOps means. Lots of discussion about special snowflakes without giving proper attributions to Sascha Bates. DevOps is not a role, it’s a culture. Dan wonders about the Tech Ops equivalent of CodeAcademy. Matt vaguely remembers something like this. He might be thinking about Ops School. Matt offers a challenge to any developers in the audience - in your next standup, grab a task from the board that is not a traditionally “dev” task. Let us know how this works when you try it!

DevOps Resolutions for 2014

David - To think about DevOps when Matt is not in the room. Just to keep fresh. Matt - To write some code for something that does some sh*t. And have David deploy it. Dan - To not be a #newb in Ops Trevor -  To be more present in his mind when it comes to doing Ops-type things.



6 Year Old Drumming Prodigy Shreds Welcome To The Jungle By Guns N Roses Chocolatey Boxstarter


The Captain Kirk Problem: How Doctor Who Betrayed Matt Smith A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook


The book Clean Code by Robert C. Martin


Free/cheap Kindle e-books for dev and ops books (sort the Kindle store from low to high)


Dan DiGangi

Dan DiGangi

UX engineer, product manager, ex-lead of web dev at @apartmentscom, stealth startup owner and advisor.

David Braverman


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.