DevOps Paradox

DevOps Paradox

What is DevOps? We will attempt to answer this and many more questions.


July 17, 2024 49 mins

#272: Public speaking, especially at conferences, can be a daunting task. The fear of failing, the pressure of performing in front of peers, and the challenges of preparation can make even the most confident individuals second-guess themselves.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor offer practical advice for aspiring conference speakers.


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#271: Platform engineering has traditionally centered around technological excellence. From building robust Kubernetes clusters to implementing intricate CI/CD pipelines, the emphasis has been on mastering the technical aspects. However, as the industry matures, there's a growing realization that technological prowess alone isn't enough.

In this episode, we speak with Puja Abbassi, the VP of Product at Giant Swarm, about how measur...

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#270: In the ever-evolving world of software development, getting a new machine up and running can be an time consuming process. The journey from unboxing to being fully operational has undergone significant transformations over the years, with each phase offering its own solutions and challenges.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor talk about their experiences in setting up their machines and what they are doing now anytime they get...

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#269: As developers, when we begin writing applications, the focus is often on the code itself. But what if we prioritized the user from the very beginning? This is where human-centered computing comes in. It's about placing the user at the heart of the development process, not merely making assumptions but actually going out and talking to them to understand their needs.

In this episode, we speak with Katharina Sick about her expe...

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June 19, 2024 37 mins

#268: Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for container orchestration, but its true strength lies in its API. Today, containers are prevalent, but tomorrow we might be dealing with a completely different runtime. The Kubernetes API, with its robust and flexible design, is poised to support these transitions seamlessly.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor talk about a few of the different ways that Kubernetes is currently bein...

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June 12, 2024 45 mins

#267: In the fast-paced world of Kubernetes development, ensuring the reliability and effectiveness of applications is crucial. End-to-end testing plays a vital role in detecting bugs, ensuring proper functionality, and maintaining the overall quality of Kubernetes resources.

But what happens when existing testing tools fall short of meeting the evolving needs of developers and testers? This is what happened to the team working on ...

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#266: The tech industry has witnessed an explosion of new configuration languages that are reshaping the way we manage data structures and generate configuration files. From traditional formats like JSON and YAML to newer languages like Pkl, CUE, and KCL, the landscape of configuration languages is constantly evolving to meet the demands of modern software development.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor talk about where these langua...

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#265: The worlds of Kubernetes and GitOps are constantly evolving, each iteration bringing us closer to a more streamlined, efficient, and powerful way of managing and deploying our software architectures. Kubernetes has become the cornerstone of container orchestration, offering an unmatched level of flexibility and scalability. Meanwhile, GitOps practices are revolutionizing how we view and implement CI/CD pipelines, emphasizing ...

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#264: In recent years, the very definition of open source has been subject to scrutiny and reinterpretation. Where once open source projects were largely managed and maintained by individuals or small groups for passion or as a hobby, today, they are at the forefront of business, technology, and innovation. The world's dependence on open-source software is undeniable. From infrastructure to development frameworks, open source under...

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#263: In an era where technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, the role of a DevOps architect has become increasingly significant. This career path is not just about overseeing development and operations. It involves a deeper understanding of the entire system, requiring a unique blend of experience across development, operations, and beyond.

The role of a DevOps architect is nuanced, blending the lines between a developer,...

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#262: In the ever-evolving world of software development and IT infrastructure, striking the right balance between ambition and realistic expectations is a common challenge. This balance becomes even more precarious when dealing with the development and implementation of projects, be it in a Greenfield scenario or maintaining and upgrading existing systems.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor review a blog post from Ricardo Castro ti...

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#261: The future of developer portals is one of seamless integration and intuitive operation. By bridging the gap between complex platforms and the developers who use them, portals can significantly enhance productivity and innovation.

This vision aligns with the ethos of companies like Port, which emphasizes an open and adaptable approach to developing internal developer portals.

In this episode, we speak with Zohar Einy, the CEO ...

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#260: In the fast-paced world of technology, advancements are constantly reshaping the way we work. As we strive to stay ahead of the curve, the debate between embracing innovation and resisting change becomes more relevant than ever.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor talk about where they see how AI is being used now, as well as how it will be used going into the future.


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#259: Terminals have been around for decades, serving as the backbone of many workflows and operations in the tech world. From managing servers to local file manipulation, terminals offer a direct line to the heart of computing. However, with the advent of graphical user interfaces (GUIs), the terminal's prominence has waned among the general user base, though it remains a powerhouse for those who know how to wield it.

Wave Termina...

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#258: As startups journey through their growth phases, the choices made regarding technology infrastructure can significantly impact their agility, scalability, and ultimately, their success.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor discuss a blog post from someone that leads infrastructure at a startup where he writes about the decisions that they made as they were building their startup.


(Almost) Every infrastructure decision I endors...

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#257: As the digital world continues to evolve, businesses and technology leaders find themselves at a critical inflection point, particularly when it comes to the deployment and management of infrastructure. The journey from traditional IT to cloud-native platforms has been significant, pushing the boundaries of innovation and efficiency. Yet, the continuous evolution raises a fundamental question: What lies ahead for Kubernetes, ...

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March 27, 2024 41 mins

#256: KubeCon season has started again and in this episode, we give you our thoughts on KubeCon EU 2024, along with our friend Whitney Lee.


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#255: In an era where software development and operations are increasingly converging, the need for effective and efficient observability tools has never been more critical. As systems grow in complexity and the lines between development and operations blur, the role of observability in understanding and managing these systems becomes more prominent.

One significant problem is the dichotomy developers face: either being completely ...

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#254: When you first started out working with infrastructure, you probably used point and click to get your work done. Over time, you created scripts to replace some of that point and click work.

But then, many infrastructure as code tools exploded on the market. You may have started working with one or two or you may have chosen to just keep doing what you were doing, but you soon realized you were falling way behind what was goin...

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#253: As we move forward in 2024, one thing stands firm - platform engineering remains a significant focus for companies and has become a key component in the digital transformation journey.

This realization drove the creation of the Platform Engineering Maturity Model, a comprehensive guide that serves organizations in various stages of their platform engineering journey.

In this episode, we speak with Abby Bangser, one of the lea...

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