It's that time again... another DevOps-themed hangout is a-brewin'. Just for fun, we'll be coming to you live from PuppetConf in San Francisco! Our topic for August is application monitoring. We'll discuss why it's a good engineering practice and trade war stories about how it saved our SaaS, of course. But we'll also dig in deeper and talk about how monitoring can be used as a tool (in the figurative sense) for bridging the gap between dev and ops. As always, no slide decks or sales pitches

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Automated Deploys: How to Convince Your Boss

Ok, so we did chat about other topics related to deploy automation at the Open Dojo hangout last Thursday. But making the business case for investing in automation took center stage, with all four panelists weighing in (some of them more than once!). If you missed the live broadcast, you can check out the recording here or on YouTube. Fire it up and kick back with your lunch or some pretzels & beer! ps: Look for the next Open Dojo coming up in August. We'll be geeking out about infrastructure

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Top 5 Plugins to Supercharge Atlassian Bamboo

Today we have a guest post from Himanshu Chhetri, a developer at Addteq (an Atlassian Expert) who works with the Configuration Management and Atlassian Solutions delivery teams. In his free time he likes to keep up to date with the latest open source projects and the devops movement. At Addteq, we have a growing list of projects that we automate using Bamboo including our website deployments,  mobile apps, J2EE project builds and others.  We're very excited about the latest iteration of Bamboo

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Bamboo 5 Bridges the Dev-Ops Divide!

The arm-chair historian in me loves digging into the great rivalries the world has known over the years. Hatfields vs. McCoys. Elizabeth I vs. Mary Queen of Scots. Coke vs. Pepsi. Maybe what makes these epic struggles so fascinating is the fact that we software makers live in a world of (admittedly more banal) tug-of-wars every day–which is exactly what inspired our bold new vision for Bamboo 5. Today we are delighted to introduce deployment projects: harnessing the power of continuous delivery

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The DevOps Dojo is BACK! We had such a blast at our first Open Dojo that we had to do it again.  Join us on Thursday July 18th at 2pm Pacific as we jam on the subject of automated deployments: why teams do them, what it all looks like under the hood, and how they fit into the whole DevOps mindset. (Tip for East coasters: this happy-hour hangout pairs well with beer, snacks and feet propped up on the desk.) Once again, no slide decks or sales pitches allowed. Just nerd-on-nerd conversation.

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Bamboo 5 is Almost Here

We've been talking a lot in the past 6 weeks about how excellent tooling can compliment excellent on-the-ground processes, with a special eye toward the approach known as DevOps. For those just tuning in, DevOps is a shorthand way of saying "Hey, y'know how Agile brings product management, dev & QA together, and emphasizes automation? Wouldn't it be awesome if we invited ops and IT to the party too?" And it is pretty awesome. That's why so many teams are interested in the cultural and technical

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