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Jun 12, 2019 | By Bobby Tables
So you’ve signed up to give a tech talk, awesome! You’re a subject matter expert in something and want to share you knowledge, that’s what helps make a community awesome. You’re going to be speaking in front of a room of people that you don’t know in a place you’ve likely never been, talking about something you confidently know. Sounds easy, right?
Jun 7, 2019 | By Dylan Nielsen
The conference started off with a heady fulfilling talk from John Allspaw about the impact of human performance in automatable systems. Wrapping the crux of his argument around the 3 Mile Island nuclear disaster, he drew parallels to how automation in software suffers from those same issues and how the automators should attack these problems.
May 28, 2019 | By Daniel
May 16, 2019 | By Bobby Tables
Imagine you are driving a car on a freeway. Your speedometer is telling you you’re going 62 mph. But you “gotta go fast”. Faster than then 65 mph speed limit. So you go for it: first 68mph, then 75mph, then 80mph. Then you pass a police officer hiding in a speed trap. To your dismay, they pull you over and give you a ticket. All is not lost: there is a silver lining here. It’s the perfect analogy is to understand how indicators, objectives, and agreements all work with each other.
May 4, 2019 | By Bobby Tables
If you’re running a production application, you need metrics. There are great products out there that allow you to gain visibility into how your application is performing, give some nice graphs, and charge you for it. In the Rails community, this is commonly achieved by using NewRelic and Skylight. But for some of us, we achieve visibility by using Prometheus and Grafana that we build and host ourselves.