Interview

Interview with Damon Edwards, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of SimplifyOps

Damon Edwards: “DevOps is an idea”

Some people call DevOps a cultural professional movement; when they think of the magic bullet, they believe that the one way to do it is this: “I buy myself this DevOps solution” – it never really works. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Damon Edwards at DevOpsCon 2016 about the state of DevOps. He debunked the myth that DevOps is a magic bullet and explained why operations are squeezed the way they are today.

Interview with Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp

DevOps at HashiCorp: “With independence comes ownership”

“Software organizations are composed of people, processes, and technology. While it’s easy to focus on just the technology, it is ultimately just an enabler of successful people and process.” We invited Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp to weigh in on the company’s road to DevOps and to talk about DevOps Defined, their guide for adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery.

Interview with Björn Rabenstein, Production Engineer at SoundCloud

“Prometheus itself is a product of a DevOps mindset”

A lot of companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus and the project quickly gained an active developer and user community. It is currently a standalone open source project maintained independently of any company. In 2016, Prometheus joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as the second hosted project after Kubernetes. We talked to Björn Rabenstein, engineer at SoundCloud and Prometheus core developer, about how Prometheus can help companies adopt DevOps.

Interview with James Dumay, lead contributor to the Jenkins Blue Ocean plugin

Inside Blue Ocean – the new UX that’s getting the Jenkins community excited

To many dev teams, Jenkins is synonymous with continuous integration (CI), automating the mundane tasks of integration, test and build for projects – the very thing founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi created it for, in the underbelly of Sun and Oracle. However, as more organizations adopt Jenkins as their engine for continuous delivery (CD), broader teams with varying degrees of technical skills demand a more bespoke and succinct user interface. We talked to James Dumay, ‎Senior Product Manager at CloudBees and lead contributor to the Jenkins Blue Ocean plugin, about the need for Blue Ocean and what to expect from it in the near future.

Interview with Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee

“Open source is where innovation happens today”

Cloud technologies are changing the IT landscape and companies that want to implement a cloud strategy must face the challenges that go hand in hand with this transformation. Apache jclouds, an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform, helps fill some of the gaps in the cloud landscape. We asked Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee to identify the benefits of jclouds and to clarify what’s under this project’s hood.

Interview with Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato

“DevOps is often misinterpreted as ‘everybody now does everything'”

DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that lead to a healthy DevOps adoption? We talked to Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato and DevOpsCon speaker, about the changes that occur in a company once DevOps is instituted and the way in which aspects like open communication and sharing can be sedimented in the company culture.

Interview with Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem

Atlassian: “DevOps is the new normal”

“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.

Interview with Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community

“Don’t wait for a company to promote the culture you believe in”

DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that constitute a healthy DevOps culture? We invited Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community and JAX DevOps 2016 speaker, to weigh in on the importance of a healthy DevOps culture.

Introducing the Eclipse Foundation staff

“Eclipse is so much more than a Java IDE”

Welcome back to our series ‘Foundation Talk’ in which we introduce the staff of the Eclipse Foundation. Meet Denis Roy, Director of IT Services, at Eclipse Foundation.