Devoxx france 2014 was an excellent vintage. The conference was packed with 1500 passionate developers. I had the privilege to speak, hence, unlike last year, I did not see much of the show. The first 2 days I mainly spent my time rehearsing and networking.
The talk was fun to prepare and run, the feedback we received was awesome. I t was worth the effort. Romain and I agreed we should do this more often.
I spent the 3rd and last day of the conference with a cool devops gang, those guys named themself Devops Mercenaries
Here are some of my notes (stuff I need to look at when my time and priority will allow it):
look at ThoughtWorks’ Continuous Delivery platform, Go as it’s been Open Sourced
Give a try to capistrano as a remote server automation and deployment tool (triggered by Jenkins)
try to understand zookeeper use case
Generate code coverage report with ChefSpec
have a closer look at serverspec, and eventually use it to audit (through serverspec logs) the automated servers
segregate 3 types of jenkins servers: one for build (soft factory), one for QA (quality factory with Selenium, Gatling …), one for delivery/deployment
use jenkins to launch chef automated vm and run automated integration test on these
Measure slack time: time allocated for devops
nosql is helping continuous deployment, sql db automation such as liquibase and flyway do it too.
shut down the db, without shutting down the service, that’s key too: cf Netfliz zuul solution