DevOps

Reduce Support Effort Of Low Free Disk Issues

When you hand over developers new VM(s), or when you have just created a critical env for your team, remember to be prepared for low disk issues.

If you don’t, it will bite you sooner or later. More annoying, it usually come out as a recurring issue. Evaluating the total support effort, we might get a much bigger number than we thought. Are you feeling the same, my friend?
So how we can make low disk issues less likely to happen? And when it does happen, how we can resolve it faster with less impact?

Reduce Support Effort Of Low Disk Issues


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GoodBye Shell, Hello Python!

As a Ops/DevOps professional, I have many years of experience writing shell scripts. Probably you’re the same as me, right?

I deeply treasure my achievements with shell. Yes, I still do, even now. But I have to make a decision. Finally! Drop Shell And Embrace Python.

Why is that? Check this blog post and discuss with me.

GoodBye Shell, Hello Python!


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Run GUI Test With Docker: Detect Web Page Loading Issues

How fast your web pages load on client sides, especially the portal or login pages? And how do you detect unexpected 302, 404 or 5XX responses. It would probably hurt your user experience or even the functionalities. Slow or problematic page loading are always bad.

Good, if you have examined that carefully. And most likely, with multiple unpleasant manual steps. The thing is how can you be so sure that it’s always good. Even with the endless code changes.

To automate the GUI test? You have to learn lots of GUI automation skills, and the complicated setup. Yes, I certainly believe you are capable for this, my friend. But you might not have enough time.

Good news! With container technology, things are way much easier now. Check out this short post. And have a try now!

Use Docker To Run GUI Test: Detect Web Page Loading Issues


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Avoid Using Same SSH Private Key For All Your Servers

The more projects you handle, the more servers you manage. But when you ssh to servers of different projects, are you using the same private key?
And how secured you feel about this? Let’s imagine. One day, your powerful private key gets compromised somehow. Boom! All your servers, and all your projects are in danger.

Check out this post. And get improved for all your projects, in just five minutes!

Avoid Using Same SSH Private Key For All Your Servers


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