The Most Popular DevOps Stories In 2016

DevOpsLinks is a project that I started to gather a community of passionate Developers and system engineers interested in modern apps and DevOps culture and technologies. I am convinced that this kind of communities and the sharing culture between its members is one of the best ways to learn new skills.

The project started in March 2016 and started with a weekly newsletter, today the number of subscribers is growing each day and we have an active Slack team chat.

Some facts : During 2016, 700+ links were shared and 20,570 emails were delivered.

Every week, must-read stories and new projects are shared in the newsletter and the two last issues were special, since the first one was about The 10 Best DevOps Books of 2016 and the second one is what I am sharing today in this medium post: The most popular DevOps Stories in 2016 (according to newsletter statistics).

List Posts

30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps — Part 1 | DEVOPSdigest
DevOps is not really about the tools. DevOps is about people and processes as much as — if not more […]

Top 10 IT Management Tools
Staying up with the latest IT management tools is akin to keeping up on the latest Starbucks drink options. We simplify it […]

The 15-point DevOps Check List
When working together on the same products, communication is bound in achieve better results and rea […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Using S3
Almost everyone who’s used Amazon Web Services has used S3. In the decade since it was first release […]

10 DevOps Interview Questions to Gauge a Candidate’s Real Knowledge — DZone DevOps
DevOps is not a new term in the IT world — it has been around for almost ten years. Interestingly en […]

5 systemd Tools You Should Start Using Now
package must be installed in order to use the […]

GitHub’s 7 top productivity tools for programmers
Born of ingenuity — or, in some cases, laziness — programming tools created by developers for deve […]

4 Things You should Know about Databases in a Microservices Environment ·
Last January, Crate was included in Sequoia Capital’s microservices eco system chart (created by Mat […]

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills
Believe in what you do and think hard about what kind of changes you want your work to make. […]


SysAdmins, What does your workstation look like? • /r/sysadmin
SysAdmins, What does your workstation look like?

Ask HN: What are examples of GitHub repositories with high code quality? | Hacker News
The language doesn’t really matter. I’m trying to see examples of what people consider high quality […]


AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam
This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud.

The Devops Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to create the cultural norms and the technical practices necessary to maximize organizational learning, increase employee satisfaction, and win in the marketplace.

Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain


To Be Continuous Podcast: Staging Servers Must Die
Welcome to To Be Continuous, a show about continuous delivery and software development hosted by Pa […]

Git Repositories

A deadly simple monitoring tool for Docker — Using A Python Wrapper For Docker API. The Blog Post A […]

netdata is a system for distributed real-time performance and health monitoring. It provides unparal […]

Best Practices Guides

API Best Practices: Microservices
In a previous post, we discussed best practices in API security. Here, we’ll cover the important rol […]

Server Naming Conventions and Best Practices
Early last year we wrote about the server naming conventions and best practices we use here at Serve […]

How To & Tutorials

MicroServices From Development To Production Using Docker, Docker Compose & Docker Swarm
Docker is a powerful tool, however learning how to use it the right way could take a long time espec […]

Hardening an AWS EC2 Instance — DZone Cloud
One thing that AWS does is lull us into a sense of false security. You feel secure because your syst […]

Creating a scalable API with microservices
So you want to build an API, and do it with microservices? Microservices are perfect for building APIs. Teams can focus on building small, independent components[…]

Writing Microservices: An Example Through a Simple To-Do Application
Microservices are becoming a new trend, thanks to the modularity and granularity they provide on top […]

Writing Your First Postmortem — Production Ready
Update: Read the follow-up article on root causes here. I’m one of the operators of Wonderland, Jim […]

Getting Started with Ansible
Make sure you got a recent version of ansible that is 2.1 or superior: Ansible uses an inventory to […]

Bash scripting tutorial: A coding style guideline
Using Bash scripts a Linux user can achieve many things, scripting is a good way to pipe programs to […]

Jobs & Interviews

Prepare for these system administrator interview questions
The right answers to tough interview questions can set you apart from a crowded field of system admi […]

Blog Posts & News

Opinion: DevOps Is Dead
Andrey Akselrod, CTO and a co-founder of Smartling, writes for TechCrunch: DevOps, as we know it, is dead. Perhaps not many people agree with me, but the age of DevOps is just about over. […]

Stop deploying packages
Packages shouldn’t be assembled as you deploy a system to production. You shouldn’t use tools that a […]

FaaS, PaaS, and the Benefits of the Serverless Architecture
This article discusses what serverless is, comparing it with PaaS and SPaaS, the benefits and costs […]

Rebuilding Our Infrastructure with Docker, ECS, and Terraform
In Segment’s early days, our infrastructure was pretty hacked together. We provisioned instances thr […]

From Google to the world: the Kubernetes origin story
So let me get this straight. You want to build an external version of the Borg task scheduler. […]

5 sysadmin horror stories
The job ain’t easy. There are constantly systems to update, bugs to fix, users to please, and on and […]

“We do REST” is not Enough
The HTTP stack’s place at the center of service network exposure has been a foregone conclusion sinc […]

The death of localhost and the rise of cloud development
If there was any skepticism when Marc Andreessen declared software was “eating the world,” there’s little doubt five years later that nearly every business[…]

Why Kubernetes is winning the container war
The tech world is increasingly awash in containers, and despite stiff competition, the industry seem […]

How to stay relevant in the DevOps era: A SysAdmin’s survival guide
How to stay relevant in the DevOps era: A SysAdmin’s survival guide The merging of development and […]

Thou shalt not run a database inside a container — Sysadmin 4 lyfe
So my last blog post, Docker in Production: A retort, generated a lot of comments. One of them was “ […]

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