Chef for DevOps – an Introduction

Chef is a powerful tool from Opscode which makes Infrastructure as Code real! In the space of DevOps, where Continuous Delivery requires the ‘on-demand’ building, updating and management of Virtual Environments, technologies like Chef become essential. The slide deck attached is from a seminar I delivered recently. The session introduces Chef and its role in DevOps. The agenda of…

My 11 year old son and I win a Mobile App Hackathon!

My son is 11 years old and a sports fanatic! He writes a sports blog called SportsThrills, that is getting pretty popular. He is getting over a 100 pageviews on most days. I, being the geek I am, have been working with my son to get him interested in programming and App development. And I…

What do tools and automation buy me?

As someone working in technical sales, one of the questions I have been asked hundreds of times is why do we need tools? I mean, we could just code in a text editor or in Emacs or VI, like we did in the old days. Build and deployment can be done with hand written scripts…