Automating EC2 Instance Backups with Python

Managing backups for Amazon EC2 instances is a crucial task for any system administrator or DevOps engineer. Regular backups ensure that critical data is not lost in the event of an instance failure, accidental deletion, or other disasters. In this article, we’ll explore how to automate the backup process for EC2 instances using Python, leveraging …

Harnessing James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” for Excellence in DevOps: A Personal Journey

Embracing Small Changes for Big Results In the dynamic world of technology, adapting and evolving is not just a choice, but a necessity. As a DevOps Engineer, I understand this better than most. Recently, I found myself struggling in a new role, feeling like I was falling behind in a field that is always on …

A Lesson in Patience: Why Rushing a Release Candidate to Production Can Backfire

Introduction: In the realm of software development, the line between success and setback is often defined by the decisions we make under pressure. Let’s explore a hypothetical scenario – one that any of us could encounter – where a release candidate (RC) is rushed into production, leading to a cascade of challenges. The Hypothetical Scenario: …

Streamlining AWS Instance Management with a Custom CLI Script

Introduction In the dynamic world of cloud computing, efficient management of cloud resources is a key concern for DevOps professionals. Particularly for those managing AWS environments, the ability to quickly assess and organize information about EC2 instances is invaluable. In this article, I will share a custom script that I developed to streamline this process …

How to Copy a Folder from a Specific Git Commit to a Local Directory using Git Archive and Tar

Here is a tutorial that explains how to copy a folder from a specific commit in a Git repository to a local directory using the git archive and tar commands: Replace <commit_hash> with the hash of the commit that contains the folder you want to copy. You can find the commit hash using git log. …

Just take a break

If you need to take a break, consider taking a walk, stretching, or doing some light exercise. You can also try meditating, reading a book, or doing something you enjoy to help you relax. Remember, taking care of yourself is an important part of being a successful and productive DevOps engineer. Don’t hesitate to take …

Python script that uses the YouTube API to retrieve the titles, descriptions, and URLs of all the videos in a given YouTube channel

Here is an example python script that uses the YouTube API to retrieve the titles, descriptions, and URLs of all the videos in a given YouTube channel: Remember to replace YOUR_CHANNEL_ID and YOUR_API_KEY with your own YouTube channel ID and API key, respectively.

Review of The Art of Learning

“The Art of Learning” is a book by Josh Waitzkin, a former child prodigy and international chess master, that shares his personal story of how he became a master in two different disciplines: chess and martial arts. The book explores Waitzkin’s journey and the lessons he learned about the process of learning, focusing on topics …

What is DevOps?

DevOps: The Enigma Wrapped in a Riddle Wrapped in Bacon Have you ever heard of DevOps? No, it’s not the latest hip hop dance craze (although I wouldn’t put it past techies to turn it into one). It’s actually a set of practices aimed at unifying software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). But let’s …

What can I use ChatOps for in DevOps?

ChatOps is an increasingly popular tool among DevOps engineers. It is a combination of chat and automation that allows teams to collaborate and automate tasks across different platforms. ChatOps is a way to bridge the gap between human and machine collaboration, enabling teams to quickly and easily coordinate tasks and share information. The primary benefit …