Welcome to the DevOps Toolchain Show, the podcast (Formally known as The TestGuild Performance and SRE podcast), where we explore the latest trends, tools, and techniques in the world of DevOps (including performance testing).
Cloud Visibility for QA and DevOps with Greg Arnette
28:26In this episode, we explore the critical topic of cloud visibility for QA and DevOps with special guest Greg Arnette, co-founder and CTO of CloudTruth. Discover the impact of cloud visibility on cost, security, and reliability, shedding light on how it can shape the release process and influence the success of development teams. Greg presents insights into DevOps teams' challenges and highlights the importance of a robust cloud visibility strategy. He also introduces CloudTruth as a solution to address the pain points associated with managing configuration and secret sprawl. Listen in to understand how cloud visibility affects various layers of cloud infrastructure and its significance in driving cost-effective, reliable cloud operations. Greg also shares the seven key principles that can improve release velocity and reduce downtime, offering valuable advice for teams looking to enhance their DevOps efforts.
DevOps Performance Trends for 2024 with Scott Moore
36:03In this episode, we are joined by Scott Moore, a seasoned IT professional with over 30 years of experience, to delve into the latest trends and concepts in DevOps and performance engineering for 2024. During their conversation, Scott Moore shares insightful perspectives on a wide array of topics, ranging from performance testing and security to networking, unbreakable Internet, mobile connectivity, and the role of AI in software engineering. As an influencer and expert in multiple domains, Scott emphasizes the need for a comprehensive discussion on software engineering and the evolving landscape of DevOps. The episode covers the growing focus on performance engineering within the DevOps framework, the integration of performance testing for reliability and efficiency, and the changing role of performance engineers in cloud-native environments. Scott also sheds light on the misconception surrounding testers' roles and underscores the importance of engineers possessing extensive knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. Tune in as Joe and Scott explore the significant shifts in DevOps practices, the emergence of DevPerfOps, and the changing dynamics of performance engineering in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape. So, get ready for an engaging and enlightening discussion on the cutting-edge trends shaping the world of DevOps and performance engineering. Listen up! To up-skill and future-proof your career, join us at the 8th annual online must-attend testing event –Automation Guild! We cover DevOps topics like Opentelemtry, CI/CD, Load Testing, Observability, Security, and more! Use discount code tube30 at checkout to save 30% off: https://links.testguild.com/agtube
Stop Monitoring. Start Observing (Observe) with Jeremy Burton
28:21In this episode, host Joe Colantonio is joined by special guest Jeremy Burton, the CEO of Observe Inc. They delve into the world of observability, discussing its importance in troubleshooting unknown problems and the challenges in correlating data points to identify application issues. Jeremy explains how Observe's goal is to streamline troubleshooting by consolidating all data in one place, making problem resolution easier. The conversation also tackles the potential impact of generative AI in automating troubleshooting steps and eliminating the need for human-written runbooks. From shifting from traditional anomaly detection to observability to the challenges of implementing observability tools, the episode focuses on the cultural shift and the importance of instrumentation in code for effective troubleshooting. Join us as they explore the world of observability, its applications in troubleshooting, and the shift towards a customer-focused approach to identifying and resolving issues.
Mobile DevOps with Mav Turner
36:16Welcome back to another episode of the DevOps Toolchain Show! I'm your host, Joe Colantonio, and today, we have a special guest joining us. Mav Turner, the Chief Technology Officer of DevOps at Tricentis, is here to share his insights and expertise on mobile DevOps. In this episode, we'll dive into the challenges organizations face regarding mobile app development, testing, and deployment. Mav will highlight the importance of prioritizing mobile development from the beginning and decoupling the delivery form factor from the overall solution architecture. We'll also discuss how Tricentis can assist in the mobile testing journey. So, if you're ready to explore the intricacies of mobile DevOps and learn valuable insights from Mav Turner, Chief Technology Officer at Tricentis, let's dive right into this episode of the DevOps Toolchain Show!
Streamlining DevOps Focus with Ivan Merrill
29:02Welcome back to another episode of the DevOps Toolchain podcast! In Today's episode, Ivan Merrill, the head of solutions engineering at Fiberplane in Amsterdam, joins us. Ivan has 15 years of experience helping financial enterprises understand monitoring and observability, making him the perfect person to discuss streamlining the DevOps experience. Listen in as Ivan shares his insights on the fascinating topic of reliable and complex systems, drawing inspiration from industries like aviation and health. We'll dive into the importance of Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and how they can help developers and operators determine what is considered good or bad regarding system reliability. Ivan also introduces Fiberplane's collaborative notebooks for SREs and their innovative AutoMetrics tool. So grab your headphones and get ready to streamline your DevOps experience!
Beyond DevOps Borders: QSConf’s Journey from Uruguay to Chile with Federico Toledo
28:07Welcome to a special episode of the DevOps Toolchain podcast! We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Quality Sense Conference in Chile in today's show. This annual event brings together the testing and quality software community in Latin America for two days of inspiring talks by top international leaders. What sets this conference apart is its focus on functional automation, performance, and other DevOps-related topics essential for creating robust and reliable software. Federico Toledo, the co-founder of Abstracta, a company dedicated to simplifying software testing tasks and providing test services, is joining us on the show. With his extensive experience and background in computer science, Federico is an expert in functional automation and performance testing. He is also the co-founder of Abstracta Academy and a key contributor to the Newhall Project, a nonprofit organization for social inclusion through education and software testing. Federico will be sharing all the details about the Quality Sense Conference, including its history, the incredible lineup of speakers, and why it's such a unique and valuable event for the Latin American testing community. He'll also discuss Latin America's growing potential and untapped talent and how Agile methodologies have significantly influenced its growth. This episode is a must-listen if you want to learn more about DevOps, performance testing, and the exciting Quality Sense Conference. So, buckle up and prepare for an enlightening conversation with Federico Toledo. Let's dive in! Register for the Quality Sense Conference now: https://links.testguild.com/qreg
Gremlin Certification, Reliability Testing and Chaos Engineering with Darrell Dunn
26:52Welcome to another episode of the DevOps Toolchain podcast! In today's episode, we have the pleasure of talking with Daryl Dunn from Gremlin about the exciting topics of Gremlin certification, reliability testing, and chaos engineering. Daryl is a senior solution tech at Gremlin and has extensive experience in the field of testing and automation. We dive into the world of chaos engineering and how it plays a crucial role in ensuring system resilience and observability in today's cloud-native environments. Daryl shares his insights on how chaos engineering is a controlled process that allows organizations to proactively test their systems' resilience and ability to recover from failures. We discuss the importance of incorporating chaos engineering into the DevOps toolchain to identify and address vulnerabilities before they become critical issues. Daryl also highlights the significance of observability and how it plays a crucial role in optimizing system performance and response time. Take advantage of this episode to upskill your career in one of the hottest testing topics. Join us as we explore the world of Gremlin certification, reliability testing, and chaos engineering with Daryl Dunn. Let's dive in!
Achieving Observability Goals with BugSnag with Eran Grabiner and Justin Collier
32:41In this insightful episode, Justin Collier, Sr. Director of Product Management, and Eran Grabiner, Director of Product Management at SmartBear, delve deep into the world of achieving observability goals with BugSnag. Justin and Eran share their passion for enhancing the end-user experience, emphasizing the pivotal role of observability in understanding and alleviating the issues end users face. Listeners will gain insights into the importance of pinpointing specific errors and performance issues swiftly, an integral process for optimizing user experience and cost optimization. Discover how, with real-time data at their fingertips, developers and testers can focus on their core competencies, cut costs, and find fulfillment in their roles. Join us for a journey that traverses the landscape of observability, testing, productivity, and business perspectives, offering listeners an awesome view of the intricate dance between technology and user experience. Learn more about SmartBear’s developer-focused Observability solutions at https://testguild.com/bugsnag
How to Build DevSecOps Pipeline as Code with Hasan Yasar
33:32Last week, I shared a session from a previous Automation Guild, but this week, I'd like to share a session from our previous SecureGuild. So here is a presentation by Hasan Yasar on How to build a DevSecOps Pipeline as Code! You've heard the hype and read dozens of blog posts on DevSecOps. Finally, your organization has decided to make this cultural shift to take advantage of automation and the benefits of DevOps. However, making this shift as an engineering team can often be cumbersome because many tech professionals still need to familiarize themselves with the technologies required to implement a complete DevOps pipeline, including security automation. In this talk, Hasan will introduce Microcosm, a miniature, secure DevOps pipeline he developed at the SEI, available through infrastructure as code. Microcosm represents a miniature version of a secure DevOps pipeline compared to what you find in a large enterprise environment. Listen up as Hassan goes over crucial principles of the DevSecOps pipeline and shares his lesson-learned examples with the Security community.
DevOps In Test with Rosalind Radcliffe
37:09So In today's episode, titled "DevOps in Test," our speaker, Rosalind Radcliffe, an IBM Fellow, CIO DevSecOps CTO, dives deep into the world of interface DevOps testing and its crucial role in the API economy and digital transformation. Join us as we uncover the secrets to successful testing in a DevOps environment and learn how to optimize your DevOps testing practices. Also, just so you know, the Automation Guild 2024 online conference dedicated to all things Automation, including DevOps, Performance, and Security, is now open. I'd love to hear from you if you would like to submit a session idea. Just go to guildspeaker.com and submit now.