Strategies for involving databases in CI/CD Pipelines

February 21, 2018

The following post was originally shared on the Pythian Blog Pythian specializes in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines for enterprise applications. Our customers call us when they are ready to decompose their monolithic codebases and we help them implement containerized microservices and speed up deployment. When we take on these projects, we are often asked the same question: How can we move our database changes as fast as our code changes? ... Read more

Mnemonic as a Service

September 6, 2014

The mnemonic wordlist is fascinating Naming servers is fun. At my very first job, we used the names of deceased family members. I’ve seen simpsons characters, Greek and Indian gods, and long unpronounceable drug names (BAD IDEA). I mainly deploy in the cloud now, so I hadn’t really thought much about naming things for several years. At least until I found this fantastic guide from the nice folks at mnx. ... Read more

very small linux containers

September 5, 2014

These are my notes, but you can follow along. Since we sysadmins climbed from the primordial ooze of mainframes, we’ve been advocating for a one-to-one mapping of services to hosts. That makes things like security and updates easier. The problem is that computers are fantastically fast. When they’re only doing one thing, that generally means that they spend most of their time sitting around doing nothing. To take advantage of that time doing nothing, modern computers run hundreds of programs at once. ... Read more

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