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Operations & Cloud

Choosing Tests for Infrastructure

An excerpt from Patterns and Practices for Infrastructure as Code

By Rosemary Wang

This article discusses testing strategies for infrastructure.

Read it if you’re a sysadmin or software engineer familiar with Python, the basics of provisioning tools like Terraform, and public cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform that wants to learn more about how to test infrastructure.

Keeping Up with AWS

An interview with the author of Amazon Web Services in Action, Third Edition Brothers Michael and Andreas Wittig were practicing DevOps before DevOps was a thing. Here Andreas talks about keeping up with AWS changes, creating a freelance career, and… Continue Reading →

Patterns for Infrastructure Dependencies

An excerpt from Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices

By Rosemary Wang

This article discusses how to apply dependency injection to infrastructure to isolate and minimize resource dependencies.

Read it if you’re a sysadmin or software engineer familiar with Python, the basics of provisioning tools like Terraform, and public cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform that wants to get a better grasp on DI for infrastructure.

Defining Infrastructure Declaratively with Crossplane

From Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes by Mauricio Salatino

This article discusses using Crossplane to provision real infrastructure in a declarative way.

Data Inventory: what it is and why you need it 

From Privacy Engineering by Nishant Bhajaria

The term “Data Inventory” is ill-defined and this article aims to create a definition which is intuitive and actionable.

Sending and Receiving CloudEvents

In case you missed it, here is Jacques Chester’s live Twitch coding stream recap. For more, check out the book: Knative in Action. For more live coding streams, subscribe to Manning’s Twitch channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/manningpublications

Identifying Privacy Risks through Asset Management, Governance, and Risk Management

In order to identify privacy risks, you will want to look at your infrastructure and systems as individual units as well as how they interact collectively. Just as engineers need to perform unit testing and integration testing prior to code deployment, privacy engineers need to look at the entire business through a similar inside-out lens.

Improving ARM Template Syntax with Bicep Templates

From Azure Infrastructure as Code by Henry Been, Eduard Keilholz, and Erwin Staal

This is an excerpt from chapter 6, which starts with introducing the Bicep language, a new and improved IaC language for a Azure. This snippet is the next section of the chapter, which lists the benefits of Bicep over ARM Templates.

Let’s jump into using Bicep templates to improve ARM template syntax!

Testing Client-Side Load Balancing Strategies

From Istio in Action by Christian Posta

This article shows how to use Fortio for load testing.

Automating Privacy by Design, Part 5

From Privacy Engineering by Nishant Bhajaria

This article series explores incorporating privacy into your design from the beginning using automation.

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