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DevOps Best Practices:  Managing Repository Configuration

October 13, 2021

You can't just say "we do DevOps" anymore. If DevOps best practices aren't followed, teams inevitably waste the potential gains that DevOps practices enable, and infrastructure problems still aren't...

Automating CI/CD Website Deployments with BitOps

October 7, 2021

A common challenge for any established website or application is migrating to a cloud-based provider. When hardware is too old, paid dedicated hosting plans are no longer cost effective, or the...

How to Deploy a HeyEmoji Slack App to AWS using Terraform

September 22, 2021

Last Updated: December 07, 2022 HeyEmoji is a fantastic reward system teams can use to recognize each other's accomplishments, dedication, and hard work. Once you get it set up, you can mention a...

DevOps Automation using StackStorm - BitOps Secrets Management

March 3, 2021

In a recent series of blog posts, I drew up how to go from a basic StackStorm installation and pack deployed using Ansible, to moving that entire custom deployment to a one-touch cloud deployment...

Using Declarative Infrastructure to Deploy an EKS Cluster and Helm Chart

February 1, 2021

We're going to create an operations repo that creates and manages an AWS EKS cluster using Terraform and deploys a Helm chart to the cluster. We'll use BitOps to orchestrate this whole process.

DevOps Automation using StackStorm - Cloud Deployment via BitOps

January 25, 2021

Last time, we had refactored our basic one-line install of StackStorm and our custom pack into an Ansible playbook. The Ansible playbook works well enough on its own but still requires us to already...

DevOps Automation using StackStorm - Deploying with Ansible

January 11, 2021

This is the second part in a StackStorm tutorial series: Part 1: DevOps Automation using StackStorm - Getting Started Part 2: DevOps Automation using StackStorm- Deploying with Ansible Part 3: DevOps...

Combine Terraform and Ansible to Provision and Configure a Web Server

December 18, 2020

Last Updated: December 01, 2022 Terraform is one of the best tools for provisioning cloud infrastructure, but when working with virtual machines lacks good support for SSH'ing on to the server to...

DevOps Automation using StackStorm - Getting Started Guide

December 10, 2020

Event driven DevOps automation is a concept based around listening for desired events and then performing a task in response. There are a wide variety of applications for the event driven 'cause and...

BitOps + Terraform

December 2, 2020

BitOps works well with different deployment tools and today’s focus is on Terraform. By the end of this you will have used BitOps to create a prod and test AWS VPC.