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The Pipeline: All things CD & DevOps Podcast by The CD Foundation

Author: Jacqueline Salinas, Director of Ecosystem & Community Development

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The Pipeline: All things CD & DevOps is hosted by the CD Foundation's Director of Ecosystem & Community Development - Jacqueline Salinas. This is a series of interviews with industry experts, leaders, and innovators. The Pipeline will cover a range of topics that are centered around CD & DevOps. The CDF’s goal is to educate, entertain, provide tips and insights to make the community better software engineers. The intent is to supply up-to-date industry news and innovations, as well as, expand your knowledge of the vast CD & DevOps ecosystem. This podcast is all about learning from your peers as well as the thought leaders in the CDF community who have been there and done that.
56 Episodes
Speaker: Dan Lorenc SupplyChainSecurityCon is a new, vendor-neutral conference for security practitioners, open source developers and those interested in software supply chain security hosted by CNCF + CDF. Due to the uptick in supply chain attacks, this event is to bring the community together to discuss supply chain threats, best practices, mitigation tactics including up and coming frameworks and specifications. Who Should AttendAll developers and leaders interested in securing the software supply chain. the show (
Speaker: Michael FriedrichContinuous integration and delivery/deployment helps speed up development and review workflows. Developers can focus on code reliably tested in different environments. At some point, the operations team gets paged on broken pipelines and jobs being stuck. On top, the security audit unveiled plain text secret exposure and dependency exploits. The next horror story: The software cannot be deployed anymore because package dependencies are broken. In this talk we hear stories on making CI/CD pipelines more reliable and secure. Automated deployments and package/container repositories can help avoid redundant cycles and extra work hours. Monitoring/observability combined with automation ensures to sleep in busy on-call times. Learn how Dev meets Sec and Ops in the pipelines and hear best practices on efficiency, iteration and insights.Support the show (
Speakers: Diego Lemos de Resende & Derik EvangelistaPipelines are meant to be the road that will guide your team from code straight to production, automating everything on its way. Pipelines should be a source of joy for developers, the team's safe harbour. But the reality can be different, and many teams are struggling to get their pipelines right, spending time and energy fighting against automation instead of having their pipelines delivering value. In this talk, Diego and Derik will live code a Continuous Delivery pipeline from scratch, from commit to production, using Concourse. During the talk, we will make use of some CD best practices, and explain why you should adopt them in order to make your way to production more reliable and joyful.Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Andreas GrabnerAndreas Grabner, DevRel at Keptn, will give us a  deep dive on the latest version of Keptn. He will explain the event-driven architecture, the recent separation of control and execution plane introduced with Keptn 0.8, and guidance on how to best get started for integrating Keptn into your existing delivery tools and processes to automate tasks around quality gates, performance & chaos engineering, delivery or auto-remediation.Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Christian Hernandez GitOps is a practice of DevOps teams that uses Git as a source of truth for their Kubernetes platform. Using GitOps, the entire system described declaratively, the canonical desired system state versioned in Git, and approved changes that can be automatically applied to the system. This gives you the advantage to quickly restore from a disaster. This is great for stateless applications. But what about your stateful applications? In this session Christian will take you though the challenges with managing storage in your GitOps workflows. In addition, Christian will go through some tips and tricks to help along your GitOps journey.Support the show (
Tekton Triggers Beta

Tekton Triggers Beta


Speaker: Dibyo Mukherjee from GoogleTekton Triggers is a project that adds eventing support to Tekton i.e. it provides a mechanism to declaratively create PipelineRuns and TaskRuns based on external events. With the recent v0.15 release, Tekton Triggers now has a beta API.So, what exactly does “beta” mean for Triggers? Tekton follows the Kubernetes deprecation policies which means that we will avoid making backwards-incompatible changes to APIs and features that are in beta. If we do have to make a backwards-incompatible change, users will be given at least 9 months’ worth of releases to migrate.Support the show (
GitOps: Yay or Nay?

GitOps: Yay or Nay?


Speaker: Ricardo CastroGitOps is a paradigm or a set of practices that empowers developers to perform tasks that typically (only) fall under the purview of operations. It’s a way to do Kubernetes cluster management and application delivery by using Git as a single source of truth for declarative infrastructure and applications. Being Git at the center of delivery pipelines, engineers use familiar tools to make pull requests to accelerate and simplify both application deployments and operations tasks to Kubernetes. GitOps software agents (e.g. ArgoCD, Flux, and Jenkins X) can alert on any divergence between Git with what's running in a cluster, and if there's a difference, Kubernetes reconcilers automatically update or rollback the cluster depending on the case.Support the show (
Speaker: Viktor FarcicThree phrases keep popping up when talking about modern workflows and development and deployment techniques. We have continuous delivery to automate the complete lifecycle of applications from a commit to a Git repository, all the way until a release is deployable to production. Then we have GitOps to define the desired states of our environments and let the machines handle the convergence of the actual into the desired state. Finally, there is a lot of focus on different deployment strategies grouped under progressive delivery. They are all focused on the iterative release of features to make the process safe, prevent downtime, and reduce the blast radius of potential issues. Support the show (
Speaker: Kara de la MarckGitOps uses Git as the “single source of truth” for declarative infrastructure and enables developers to manage infrastructure with the same Git-based workflows they use to manage a codebase. Having all configuration files version-controlled by Git has many advantages, but best practices for securely managing secrets with GitOps remain contested. Join us in this presentation about GitOps and Secret Management. Attendees will learn about different approaches to secret management with GitOps, the issues involved, and the secret management solutions offered by various tools and platforms. We will discuss the pros and cons of Vault, SOPS, offerings by public cloud providers, and more.Support the show (
Speakers: Sascha Schwarze & Adam KaplanJoin this episode to learn more about the CDF's newest incubating project. Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Katie GamanjiWithin its 7 years of existence, Kubernetes has been the centerpiece of the cloud native landscape, elevating a pluggable system that led to the diversification of the technology ecosystem. As a result, multiple areas have developed in the industry, galvanizing solutions for components that introduce standardization, guidelines, and interoperability of the tools. To innovate the developer experience and delivery of the application, the community focused on restructuring and modernizing the CI/CD operations.This talk will outline how cloud native GitOps tools, such as ArgoCD and Flux, unlock the zero-touch deployment of infrastructure and applications at the edge. Attendees will acquire an understanding of GitOps usage in association with ClusterAPI for infrastructure provisioning and KubeEdge for the service propagation to the edge.Support the show (
Guest Speakers: Nikhil Kaul & Dustin Smith Google joins us to discuss what the State of DevOps Report is and focus areas of research for this year's survey. Tune in to learn more. Support the show (
Speakers: Nima Kaviani and Manabu McCloskeyAs containerization becomes an integral part of deploying software reliably, traceability and visibility over what gets deployed becomes ever more important. Ideally, as part of the deployment process, release engineers would be able to track deployed containers back to the right version of the written code, investigate changes, and gain insight over the build process. While baking code into container artifacts has been a core part of Spinnaker, the introduction of CiBuild as a mechanism to increase insights into what gets built, is a new feature enabled in a collaboration between Netflix and AWS. In this talk, we will discuss architecture, implementation, and enablement of the new CiBuild plugin, and how it empowers the Spinnaker community to integrate their build systems, code repositories, and container registries into their Spinnaker deployments.Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Vincent BeharWe have been using Jenkins X since September 2018, just a few months after the initial release. With great success, because Jenkins X is now a core part of our infrastructure - but more importantly it gave us good practices, and a continually improving set of practices and platform.And because we love open-source at Dailymotion, we started contributing back to the project, first with a few bug reports, bug fixes, and progressively more features and enhancement proposals. The main contributions being the web UI and all the observability part, including the Continuous Delivery Indicators.Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Yoni LeitersdorfYou want to catch security issues in your cloud infrastructure before deployment but you don’t have a lot of time to spend on it. What is infrastructure as code (IaC) security? How do you inject IaC security into the CI/CD pipeline to catch security risks before deployment? How do you do that without impacting the pipeline and frustrating developers? You will also learn how we catch common security issues in CI such as:Privilege escalation in AWS due to overly permissive IAM permissionsDrift issue caused by someone changing a security group leading to exposuresSharing IAM roles for resources in public and private subnets may not be a good ideaYoni has successfully implemented IaC security in their CI/CD pipeline at Indeni. He will share best practices and tips to get IaC security implemented quickly. Support the show (
Speakers: Priti Desai, IBM and Jerop Kipruto, GoogleWhat do you use to build, test, and deploy your cloud native applications? Is your choice of CI/CD solution powerful yet flexible for all of your use cases? Have you heard about Tekton? Tekton is an Open Source CI/CD pipelines execution engine. Tekton Pipelines can define Steps, Tasks (collection of steps), Custom Tasks (advanced Run objects), and Pipelines (collection of Tasks and Custom Tasks). Pipelines also support resources to connect multiple Tasks through input/output models or workspaces to share a file system across many different Tasks. Tekton is implemented based on four core design principles: Reusability Simplicity Flexibility Conformance Tekton is highly optimized for building and deploying cloud native applications compared to other CI/CD tools. In this session, we will demonstrate migrating common CI/CD pipelines to Tekton by building a checklist for the migration.Support the show (
Join Balaji Siva from OpsMx to dive deeper into  techniques & tools that help increase developer productivity and how to reduce human intervention in software delivery. Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Shaaron Alvares Join this episode for a preview of Shaaron's upcoming cdCon 2021 talk: Accelerate your Culture of Innovation with Everyday Inclusion!Based on 10 years of research on cognitive diversity and innovation, we know that safer and more inclusive DevOps teams perform and innovate better. Companies that have more diverse management drive 19% higher revenue due to greater innovation. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. And 67% of job seekers look for evidence of inclusion and equality programs when considering a new company. Yet, leaders still struggle to create an inclusive environment for their teams. In this presentation, Shaaron will share effective and actionable practices to help DevOps teams and managers embody inclusion through everyday interaction and collaboration.Support the show (
Guest Speaker: Nigel KerstenNow in its tenth year, Puppet has opened its annual State of DevOps Report and we would like to invite listeners to take part. Nigel Kersten has been the primary author over the years and he joins us today to unpack what a decade of research has uncovered. Take the Survey: Support the show (
CDF End User Council

CDF End User Council


Implementing continuous delivery practices yield many benefits for organizations, including the ability to deliver features faster, pivot quickly in response to industry and world events and respond to fast feedback and build a deeper relationship with users. Cloud, open source, and continuous delivery have combined to form the basis of technology modernization, but spoiler alert: it’s not just about the technology. The platforms and tooling are maturing, but bringing about organizational change requires relationship-building and other under-utilized “soft skills”.The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) end user council provides the opportunity for end-user organizations to have context-rich discussions on how various organizations pursue their modernization efforts in the most effective way. Topics covered include:Improving developer productivity with automationEnhancing security in delivery pipelinesTechnology modernization in highly regulated industriesMeasuring success of effortsSupport the show (
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Pavel Chernikov

I'm not sold on downplaying the role of unit testing and accentuating the role of end to end testing during initial CI/CD stages. Unit testing is the most critical part of initial CI/CD stages due to the fact that it allows for quick continuous feedback loop. End to end tests are slow and expensive both in terms of runtime and support

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