Last year I had the opportunity to join Assurity Consulting in Wellington, New Zealand. I joined as a DevOps consultant and figured I would be responsible for DevOps related projects – setting up build pipelines, automated testing strategies, continuous delivery pipelines… Within my first week, I was asked if I’d like to help create some course material for a training course.Continue reading Lessons Learned from Teaching Professionals about DevOps in New Zealand
I was offered the opportunity to travel to New Zealand back in May to interview with three companies for a position as part of the LookSee campaign – which I wrote about in the blog post “Long Time No Blog – I won a trip to New Zealand”. That process started what would eventually lead to moving to the other side of the planet. Continue reading Doing DevOps in New Zealand
Our stock sentiment analysis system has been working like a charm now for a little over 3 days. There was some confusion on the Yahoo News API which caused a temporary outage. But the data has moved around enough such that we can now start showing some data science on the collected data and see if we cannot make some educated choices in what we expect the stock price to do in the upcoming weeks.
If you’re like me you know the process of bringing up a Java WAR app like Jenkins can be some what cumbersome if you have to go and hunt down the Oracle JDK. A rather clunky and manual set of pre-requisites, including setting environment variables like JAVA_HOME, while easy to do, introduces a lot more opportunities for getting side tracked while simply getting Jenkins installed. Continue reading Quickie: Quick Jenkins with Docker