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In this episode, we talk about:
- Options about how to change your Windows password without logging into a Windows Machine:
- What “is” Active Directory – it’s not open source LDAP and Kerberos, but an implementation of the open protoocol.
- We want to do more Q&A – email us!
- We talk about TDD and Infrastructure as Code
- Usually run on the machine following the build.
- Test Kitchen (now just called kitchen.ci) lets you run inspec on a virtual machine in an automated way.
- Noted that you sometimes need to mock up the connections to external services, e.g. you can’t always “mock” connecting to an IRC server.
- Mentioned IRC, SMTP, CI/CD, Vagrant
- DevOps is a Buzzword (so was Cloud!) but it isn’t a dirty word!
- Jon and Jerry disagree on terminology! Jon thinks DevOps is a culture not tooling. Jerry thinks you can have tooling because the tools didn’t exist, or weren’t in mainstream use a few years ago.
- Config Management Tools are mentioned (things like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt and more…)
- Jon talks about silo‘ing that happens in large enterprises, and then explains how DevOps aims to change that behaviour.
- We talk about multi-disciplinary teams, and how the team members in those teams don’t lose their own unique skills. We talk about how Infrastructure as Code massively supports that requirement.
- Jon mentions Smoke Tests, Jerry mentions Disposable Infrastructure. Jon mentions Geek Code, Failing Fast, chaos monkey and Game Days.
- We mention change management rituals (including ITSM toolsets) and why “don’t push to prod on a friday” isn’t a good idea (in certain cases) and GitOps.
- Synchronising between a “Live” and “Dev” wordpress environment – audience, we need your help! 🙂
- Mentioned OggCamp – and that they’re looking for talk submissions for the scheduled track at the moment.
- Mentioned FossTalk Live