We all try to keep our kitchens and bathrooms clean and bacteria-free. But how clean are our offices, computers, and keyboards? Most of us spend many hours every week typing at a computer, but rarely think to clean it. How dirty can our desks get?
Source: Are There More Bacteria on Computer Keyboards Than Toilet Seats? | National Center for Health Research
Ed: Just yuck!
What is wrong with the middle? When it comes to innovation, nothing! To truly differentiate and make your innovation successful, it makes sense to focus on the middle because that is where people are most comfortable and are most likely to embrace change.
Source: Don’t be afraid of the middle. Embrace it! – The Future Shapers
Don’t let an error in a git command wipe out days worth of work.
Source: How to recover from a git mistake
This open source platform-as-a-service cloud platform bridges the gap between legacy applications and cloud services.
Source: Navigating Cloud Foundry
Streamline your git workflow with helpers
Source: Git helpers – Simplify your git workflow
Ed: I’m always interested in helpers that people use for git workflows.
This is a computer game genre focused around guns and other weapon-based fighting using a first-person perspective. They are a type of three-dimensional shooter game. Pick up your weapon, enter the battle arena, and take on your enemy in these fast and furious games.
Source: Fun to Play Open Source First-Person Shooter Games – OSS Blog
Ed: FPS were always my favourite 🙂
In this post I present a Git branching strategy for developing and releasing software as I’ve used it in many of my projects, and which has turned out to be very successful.
Source: A successful Git branching model
Ed: It’s always good to read the original post to great work 🙂
When interviewing, how do you tell a fantastic DevOps organization from a mediocre one? Use this advice, DevOps jobs candidates.
Source: DevOps Jobs: How to spot a great DevOps shop
Ed: Some really, really great advice here for candidates. But also for employers looking to see where their DevOps journey is at present.
Use these tips to talk microservices in terms that non-techies can understand.
4 points to make on microservices
You’ll see some themes here worth using when talking microservices, especially when translating what is ultimately a complex topic for a non-IT audience. Let’s recap four key ideas:
It’s a flexible and efficient approach to building and operating software.
Microservices architecture splits large applications into (much) smaller pieces that exist independently of each other.
Each microservice, or piece of an application, does one thing and does it well.
Microservices take a significant amount of work – i.e. what goes into building, deploying, and updating an enterprise application – and break that work into more manageable, efficient batches.
Source: How to explain microservices in plain English