Al talks about the change from working for an MSP to working directly with teams of developers, and being part of a DevOps team. Al mentions helping them deploying code to Azure Functions (among other Azure technologies), using Azure DevOps.
Al also talks about using version control (using Git), and their Branching Strategy.
Jon mentions Observability of your applications and infrastructure.
Al mentions a Youtube channel that has interviews with DevOps/SRE professionals.
Al asks about Jenkins, Stu mentions about the popularity of Jenkins. Jerry mentions how Jenkins being central to your deployments can be a problem, given how much access it often has to your estate.
Stu also mentions about the Jenkins plugin architecture, and how that there is almost always a plugin available for Jenkins to achieve a task, but it can make managing Jenkins a problem (dependencies can become an issue). He also mentions his preference on how to use Jenkins.
Stu mentions ArgoCD for managing Kubernetes deployments.
Jerry mentions the Groovy language, which is used to configure Jenkins jobs and pipelines.
Al mentions getting into coding as part of his job, and learning Python as well.
Stuart mentions learning Go, coming from using Python previously. He mentions the initial struggles with Types, but appreciating them eventually. He also mentions the advantages of Golang producing single binaries, and how prevalent Golang is in the industry.
Stu mentions Python now having Type Hints, which gives Python a more comprehensive type system.
Jerry talks about client side and server side rendering for applications. Stu makes reference to a Bad Voltage episode that mentions this too.
Jon also mentions Unhosted applications.