Soooooo doing the blog thing might not have gone as well as planned. 2018 kinda got away from me. Work got really intensive and then turned to utter shit. I decided it was time for a change and got a new job in August 2018. It’s take a little while to get going again, but this year you can expect at least 5 potst!


Hosting Operational Dev.com - Part 1

Right before we setup any hosting, we actually need something to host right? Previously I had used wordpress, but it’s a bit complex and has way more functionality than I need. Enter Hugo. Hugo is a open source framework for generating websites. It’s really easy to use and it makes the automation part of building and deploying a blog really easy. There are a few different options for installing (see https://gohugo. [Read More]

How we build and host Operational Dev

I figured the best topic to start with would be how we automatically build and deploy the Operationaldev.com blog. As the blog is all automation, surely we don’t build it using handraulics. To build our blog, we use the following components: vim - editing content (Ed: If you saw bob use vim, you would recommend he does not use vim) Hugo - framework for building websites AWS - our hosting provider Terraform - automate the build of all the components used to host this site Travis CI - CI tool we use to automatically push changes Github - source control Over the next four posts we will cover in detail how we use each of these tools to bring you this blog. [Read More]

Welcome to Operational Dev

Welcome to operationaldev.com! For the longest time I’ve wanted to create a blog but in the words of Top Gear, I’ve been ambitious but rubbish. Hopefully this attempt will go better. Also this time I’ve got a little help from my good friend Steve. By day, I’m an engineer tasked with automating infrastructure builds and deployments as well as building tooling to make the lives of others easier (Ed: And sharing your winning personality of course). [Read More]