Scott Talks Tech

Scott Talks Tech

Hello all, This podcast is going through an upgrade and I'm planning on having new episodes out after January 1st, 2021. So you think you know tech. Get a different perspective from someone that has been in the industry for 20 (ish) years. I'm going to explore the following topics: Tech reviews - Software Tech reviews - Hardware DevOps Software build tech Software deployment automation Infrastructure automation Software testing Test automation New tech Old tech Fresh tech And some that is not so fresh (go retro) So stay tuned and come along for the ride.... Show More

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September 28, 2020 6 min

Welcome,

In this episode, I review the Wyze Outdoor Camera.  I compare it with the original Wyze Cam V2 and talk about some good and bad points.

Thanks for listening,
Scott

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September 21, 2020 10 min

Welcome,

In this episode, I discuss DevSecOps from a high level.   I talk about what it is and some things to think about when you are trying to implement it.  I talk about a few of the paid tools briefly and will have a future episode on Open Source Security Tools.

#tech #Technology #devsecops #automation

Thanks for listening,

Scott Everhart


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September 14, 2020 12 min

Welcome,

In this episode, I review Selenium.  I talk about what it is and how you can use it for test automation.  I discuss what it is and how you can download it.  I also talk about my own personal experience using it to set up a sample and some of the pros and cons of the tool.  I also talk about how you can use it to perform a performance test using another tool called WebLoad.

Thanks for listening,

Scott Everhart


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August 31, 2020 12 min

In this episode, I review the Atlassian Confluence product.  I talk about what it is and how you can use it.  I discuss what types of content you can create with it.  I also talk about some of the plugins (apps) that you can use to extend and enhance your Confluence content.

#tech #Technology #review #atlassian #document #management #livingdocument

Thanks for listening,

Scott Everhart


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Welcome,

I'd like to welcome you to a special episode of my podcast.  In this episode, I am performing my first interview.  My guest is Mike Lyles.  Mike is a Quality Director, International Keynote speaker, and Author.  In this interview, I talk with Mike about topics in Information Technology and Quality Assurance and Testing.

If you get a chance, please check out Mike's book, The Drive Thru Is Not Always Faster.

Thanks for ...

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August 16, 2020 13 min

In this episode, I discuss code workflow management with Jira.  


  • I discuss what Jira is.
  • I discuss what tasks can be set up in Jira.
  • I talk about what tools readily integrate with Jira.
  • I talk about how Jira can help with visibility in your CI/CD pipeline.

  • Thanks for listening.

    Scott


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    In this episode, I discuss code quality scanning using SonarQube.  

  • I discuss why you should want to scan your code.
  • I discuss what SonarQube is and a few of its functions.
  • I talk about how to use code scanning in your CI/CD pipeline.
  • And I will talk about some of the items to look out for when you try to scale this tool our to more teams.

  • Thanks for listening.
    Scott

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    August 3, 2020 18 min

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I will discuss Vagrantfiles and how you can use them to perform simple server provisioning tasks…….or complicated ones as well.


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    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I am going to discuss the BenQ EyeCare monitor.  

    I purchased this back in February when I had shingles in my right eye and was experiencing a lot of light sensitivity.  

    I will talk about my experience with this morning and walk you through all the settings available from the menu.

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    July 20, 2020 11 min

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode discuss Hashicorp's Vagrant tool and how you can use it in your software application delivery.

    We will discuss what it is, some use cases for how to use it, and some basic commands to get started.  

    I will be hosting another episode in the near future where we delve deeper into a more advanced implementation of a vagrantfile that stands up a server with a pre-configured tool ...

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    July 13, 2020 13 min

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I discuss Infrastructure as Code. I'm going to talk about what it is, some of the pros and cons, and various tools that you can use to implement it.

  • VMWare
  • Vagrant
  • Puppet
  • Containers
  • Terraform
  • etc.


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    July 5, 2020 18 min

    In this episode,we are going to dive into the world of Kubernetes. I’m going to talk about what it is and discuss some of the commands that you can use to start up your containerized applications using Kubernetes.

    By the end of this episode, I hope you will have a better understanding of what Kubernetes is and how you can go about setting up a small test environment to use some of the commands that I cover in this episode.

    Thanks for...

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    June 22, 2020 8 min

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I discuss how a SME can affect your deliverables and ways that you can work with them so that you all have a better outcome than if you were working separately.

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    June 15, 2020 20 min

    Join me, your host, Scott Everhart as I discuss Dockerfiles and how they allow you to enhance your automation<br><br>

    I'll be discussing where they come from, some use cases and a command reference of some useful commands that go into a dockerfile.<br><br>

    I'll also be reviewing a simple dockerfile to show how the commands are formatted and used together.<br><br>

    Show Notes are archived at  ...

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    June 8, 2020 12 min

    Welcome,

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I'm going to provide an overview of Docker, what it is typically used for, and review a list of the more popular commands.

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    June 1, 2020 7 min

    Welcome,

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I'm going to provide an overview of container management systems, what they are, how they are used, and what some of the popular ones in the marketplace are.

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    Welcome, 

    I'm your host, Scott Everhart, and in this episode I'm going to discuss everyone’s favorite topic….containers. I’ll discuss what containers are, how they are different from a regular bare metal server or Virtual Machine, and how they can make your application deployments and upgrades easier.


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    In this episode, I’m going to review the MacBook Pro that I bought off of Groupon.  I’m going to talk about the reason why I chose this exact model, what it came with, and the upgrades that I had planned for it when I bought it.

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    In this episode, I’m going to discuss what performance testing is and the benefits that you receive once it is completed successfully. I will also talk about the different types of performance testing and how they each tell a different story about the health and reliability of your application.

    ***Performance testing goes by a variety of names but in all instances you are trying to determine how your application will perform under r...

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    In this episode, I discuss System Integration Testing and how it fits into the overall testing lifecycle.  I’m going to give a brief description of what it is, what value or benefits that it can bring to the table, when to start it, and some examples of how it can be implemented.

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