1. Some thoughts on meeting etiquette and effective communication

    Date July 3, 2016
    “Stressed” by Justin C. on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Lately I’ve been feeling a bit discontented with the status quo of meetings and communication, both within a single team and among multiple teams. There are some organizations who have, for the most part, figured this out. And then there are…

  2. Hot Off The Press: “Mesos In Action” Now Available

    Date May 10, 2016
    A little more than a year later, I’m excited to announce that Mesos in Action is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and of course Manning Books (among many others!). In addition to the retailers mentioned here, Mesos in Action is also being distributed worldwide, and some people…

  3. “Mesos In Action” Now Available for Early Access

    Date June 9, 2015
    Over the last few months, I’ve been busy writing “Mesos In Action” with Manning Publications. Today, Manning and I are excited to announce that the first three chapters are available as part of the Manning Early Access Program, and the first chapter is free to download We’ve released the first…

  4. Managing Mesos Clusters with Puppet

    Date February 10, 2015
    When people think about Mesos and an application-centric approach to the datacenter, it’s easy to forget that there is still underlying infrastructure that needs to be managed. SysOps teams need to be concerned with the overall health of the cluster, monitoring and alerting, security, and networking, but perhaps most importantly…

  5. Scaling Jenkins with Mesos and Marathon, Part II: Job Config Management

    Date January 8, 2015
    This is the second post in a series on scaling Jenkins on Apache Mesos and Mesosphere’s Marathon. For the first post, please see Scaling Jenkins with Mesos and Marathon. In my last post, I covered running Jenkins on Mesos and Marathon. To recap: Jenkins is running n instances on Marathon,…

  6. Scaling Jenkins with Mesos and Marathon

    Date December 22, 2014
    When thinking about systems design and administration, some of the things I consider are scalability, fault tolerance, and automation. Over the past month or so, I’ve been researching ways to better scale our CI systems at Puppet Labs. We’re already heavy users of Jenkins and have developed a lot of…

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