Mindset

Get Slack Notifications For New Active Sprint

Following git workflows, there is a branch called activesprint, or develop. It is the release candidate. Most of active branches should base on it.

Team need to be notified, whenever a new activesprint branch has been created. To lower the communication effort, we can automate the detection process and get slack notifications.

Get Slack Notifications When A New Active Sprint Has Been Created


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Get Slack Notifications For System Upgrade

Has the deployment been initiated? Already finished? And how does it look after the deployment? These are typical questions people will frequently ask. Especially managers and key holders.

Thanks to Slack, team can sync up much easier than before. With more and more DevOps adoptions, we’re likely to have one-button click deployment.
Let’s send out slack notifications for system upgrade. Better sync up, better control.

Get Slack Notifications For System Upgrade


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Effectively Technical Writing In GitHub

Delivering short and precise documents quickly is a key asset for DevOps. Nowdays, hosting code in GitHub is not only fancy but also overwhelming. Consequently more and more documentation effort goes to GitHub.

As a late fanboy of Atlassian Confluence, I also make my preference in GitHub wiki now. Enclosed are tips for how to do effective documentation in GitHub.

GitHub WIKI


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Easy and Reliable Sandbox Setup Matters

Sandbox indicates an isolated and autonomous play-yard, where anyone can do their own code build, deployment and debugging locally. It won’t effect anything outside. Ideally it should not be effected by outer world either. This is especially useful for new member on-board, daily development, QA cycle, etc.

How to get an easy and reliable sandbox for your projects? Check it out.

Setup Sandbox


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Compare Difference Of Two Envs

Why it’s working in my server, but fails in yours? The question is quite common. After careful check and side-by-side test, we may or may not find out the difference. The root cause may be packages conflict, mismatched versions, corrupted files, or something magic.

How we can quickly detect the noticeable differences between two servers?

Compare Env Difference


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Avoid Unnecessary Communication Of TOI

Effective and meaningful communications always lead to good results. However communication of TOI (transfer of information) should be avoided as much as possible. As a DevOps engineer, I used to get messages like this, “Hi Denny, I’ve changed XXX. Please check and make proper change on your side”.

Why it’s not good to rely on human communication for TOI? Firstly people will forget, which means expected collaboration will be ignored. Secondly human intervene and communication really takes time for both sides. So How We Can Improve This?

Avoid Unnecessary Communication Of TOI


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