My first talk of the year

I know its been a while but here in May I did my first talk this year. Actually I havent done a presentation in front of a larger crew for more than 5 years or so. So I was a bit rusty – but it was a great kick and a lot of fun!

It was a meetup around Resilient Architectures and I had a talk about “War Stories from the deployment trenches“. My presentation was divided into multiple subjects:

  • History around delpoyment mechanisms through time and why/how it have developed
  • Key findings
  • Building PEREs new platform
  • Immutable Infrastructures & Continues Deployments (CD)
  • Demo simple immutable strategy and deployment

Everything went fine (also the demo!= and it was ag great meetup with people having a lot of questions and wanted to discuss afterwards.

You can see the full presentation HERE.

But my simple keyfinding and recommendations  are these:

  • Use General Agile principels in your organization
  • Do not optimize prematurely (“Premature optimization is the root of all evil” (Donald Knuth)
  • Avoid complexity – KISS –
  • Version everything!
  • Use Deployment as Code
  • Go immutable with your infrastructure
  • Commit Often, Push once
  • F*ck it, ship it! – use feature enables if possible
  • Have monitoring and KPIs on everything on your platform
  • Tune it!

I was really fun talking about this subject and i have the gut feeling that I am going to have more presentations around this subject in the near future. I will for sure do more presentations this year.

The meetup and notes can be found here:

Resilient architectures and continuous deployment

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:00 PM

Cybercom A/S
Vesterbrogade 149 København, DK

70 Members Went

Adrian Hornsby: We have traditionally built robust software systems by trying to avoid mistakes and by dodging failures when they occur in production or by testing parts of the system in isolation from one another. Modern methods and techniques take a very different approach based on resiliency, which promotes embracing failure instead of trying to…

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-All the best!

/Steffen

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