DevOps Paradox

DevOps Paradox

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


September 27, 2023 43 mins

#230: In today's digital age, it's no secret that relying solely on passwords for security is no longer an effective solution. We all understand the risks associated with using just passwords, but the question remains: what other alternatives do we have at our disposal?

What if you could eliminate passwords all together and still make all your communications completely secure?

In this episode, we speak with Mike Malone, Founder and...

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#229: When Kubernetes was first released in September 2014, the only way we could get applications installed to the cluster was by using kubectl apply and big, ugly YAML files. Since that time, many tools have been introduced to help manage application installation into Kubernetes clusters.

However, no matter what tool you are using in 2023, under the hood, we’re still just submitting those big, ugly YAML files to the Kubernetes. O...

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September 13, 2023 49 mins

#228: The Agile Manifesto is now more than 20 years old. However, even after all this time, instead of helping organizations create and deliver software faster to satisfy customer needs, many times Agile principles are turned into rigid processes that stifle innovation and limit customer satisfaction. Have far have we strayed from the core principles of the manifesto?

In this episode, we talk with Paul Stovell, CEO and founder of O...

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September 6, 2023 49 mins

#227: Imagine this. You walk into your office and your manager pulls you to the side and says “Pack up your belongings. You’ve been made redundant. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.”

Just like that, you no longer have a job.

In even more extreme cases, just because a company exists today does not mean that it will exist tomorrow. Think about Enron, Blockbuster, Compaq and many others.

At this point in history, it’s not...

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August 30, 2023 33 mins

#226: Dependency on third-party providers is an inescapable reality of modern operations. However, expecting third-party providers to solve everything for you is highly unrealistic. Even if you had all the money in the world, you probably still would have issues with your operations.

In this episode, we break down an article that discusses what level of support and services we should expect from third-party providers.


Cloud Depen...

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#225: How did Kubernetes become the predominant choice for modern-day DevOps teams? From changing how applications run to reshaping security parameters, learn how this open-source platform continues to turn heads.

In today’s episode, we talk with Craig Box, VP of Open Source and Community at Armo, as he uncovers the secrets behind Kubernetes. From Google's original vision for the tool to its unexpected rise in popularity within the...

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#224: Are boot camps and CS degrees always necessary for landing a job? Or, can hands-on learning through eLearning platforms bridge that gap?

In today’s episode, we speak with Lane Wagner, creator of, to learn about the obstacles new developers face on their journey to becoming proficient back-end developers.


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#223: Maybe you’ve been in the tech space for years and you’re ready to get into open source. On the other hand, you may be fresh out of school and you’re trying to build your CV. What project should you start to work on? The answer is easier than you think.

In this episode, we speak with Dotan Horovits, Principal Developer Advocate at, on topics ranging from running an in-person event to the proper way to engage in open so...

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#222: Where do you start when you are having performance bottlenecks in your application? You might start looking at a log or a dashboard. What if there was a better way?

In this episode, we speak with Kursat and Fatih, co-founders of Ddosify, about how the standard way of analysis will become a thing of the past.


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#221: As an application developer, how often do you receive spreadsheets of findings from your security team? Do you drop everything you’re doing and work your way through the 57,239 findings during your existing sprint? Our guess is probably not. Even if you did, how would you know where to start? Just because a finding is marked as critical does not mean that it’s exploitable.

In this episode, we speak with Ravid Circus, CPO at S...

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#220: DevOps has revolutionized software development and operations, enabling organizations to deliver software faster, with improved quality and collaboration. But as with any significant transformation, implementing DevOps comes with its own set of challenges.

In this episode, we focus on the top challenges faced during the implementation of DevOps. From cultural resistance to finding skilled labor at a price you’re willing to pa...

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July 12, 2023 45 mins

#219: In a world overflowing with data, traditional relational databases struggled to keep up with the demands of scalability, flexibility, and performance. Enter NoSQL, a groundbreaking approach to database management that shattered the limitations of the past.

In this episode, we talk with Matthew Groves, developer advocate for Couchbase, about his thoughts on SQL (the language), where you should actually start programming if you...

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#218: Continuous testing has become an integral part of modern software development and delivery. It enables organizations to maintain high quality and agility in the face of rapid software iterations. But how can we harness the power of artificial intelligence to enhance and optimize the continuous testing process?

In this episode, we speak with Bharath Vantari, Principal Presales at Perforce for Blazemeter, about how we should st...

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June 28, 2023 46 mins

#217: Extended Berkeley Packet Filter, or eBPF, has been making waves in the tech industry over the past few years. It's a technology that enables you to extend the functionality of the Linux kernel without having to write kernel modules. But what exactly is eBPF, and how does it impact our systems, networks, and security?

In this episode, we speak with Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF pioneers Isovalent, about where e...

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#216: As your team continues down the microservices journey, at some point you’ve probably hit the wall on being able to test against the versions of the other services that you really need to test. You could spin up new hardware, but that becomes very inefficient and very costly very quickly.

Since you are running your production (and staging and QA) environments in Kubernetes, there has to be an easy way to do this type of testin...

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#215: Thoughtworks recently released Volume 28 of their Technology Radar. Darin and Viktor take some time to break it down and discover that they might be in the wrong jobs.


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#214: When we first start developing applications, we probably also use a database. But at some point in time, we’ll probably hit a wall with that database because of changing business requirements. What are we supposed to do then?

In this episode, we speak with Arjun Narayan, CEO of Materialize, about of a number of items ranging from why you should move from the no-win scenario of self-hosting to fully managed services and why yo...

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#213: You've been tasked with bringing a new SaaS product to market. Where do you start?

Logically, or maybe not so much so, it's important to start by defining your target audience, understanding their needs, and developing a solution that meets those needs. You’ll also probably end up fighting the build from scratch versus modifying something that already exists battle.

In this episode, we speak with Mav Turner, CTO of DevOps at ...

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#212: Let’s assume for a moment that you are building a SaaS that you want to turn into a product. Sure, you need to make sure your authentication works, but that’s really step 1 of potentially thousands of steps. Should you create all the services you really need to run a SaaS or should you pull something off the shelf?

In this episode, we speak with Anton Zagrebelny, the co-founder and CTO of Stigg, about some of the reasons why ...

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#211: With the advent of video games like Minecraft and Roblox, kids are starting to learn to code at much younger ages than before. The question is are these kids going to be ready to become the computer programmers for the next generation? 

In this episode, we speak with Jim Douglas, CEO at Armory, about the reality of what programming will look like in the future and what skills we need to be learning now if we don’t want to be ...

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