February 2018

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How not to hire a DevOps Engineer

This is a true story, although names and details have been removed or changed to protect the awful. Quotes however are verbatim. As often happens when you have ‘DevOps’ in your job title, I received…

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Ansible Slack Failure Handler

So you want a simple Slack failure handler for Ansible to ping your alerts channel whenever a deployment fails. Despite a thorough search I couldn’t find any examples that did this adequately, and even the…