The Chatbots Are Taking Over!
By Christopher Tozzi
Wouldn't it be great if there were tiny robots that kept track of what you
were thinking, then helped you implement your plans automatically? Well, if
you're an admin responsible for monitoring infrastructure, they exist.
They're called chatbots, and they are the key to leveraging ChatOps in order
to optimize your monitoring and incident management workflow.
This post explains what chatbots and ChatOps do and why they're so valuable
for organizations that are adopting DevOps practices.
A "chatbot" can mean different things to different people. Broadly defined, a
chatbot is any type of program that "talks" to humans. Chatbots have been
around for a long time. If you grew up in the era when AOL still ruled the
Internet, for example, you probably remember SmarterChild, a chatbot for the
AIM instant me... (more)
Now that you’re well-equipped with how to fast track your career and
survive the high growth startup stage, in this post I’ll share my advice on
how to make time for professional development and lay the groundwork for
reaching your career goals — something many of us, even the most driven,
are guilty of neglecting.
There are entire sections of libraries and bookstores dedicated to guides on
career success, and websites updated daily with tips on how to win at work.
It’s obvious that there is a high demand for answers to questions like,
“Which path should I take to reach my caree... (more)
A Developer's Perspective
By Eric Sigler
"Walking over to the Ops room - I don't feel like I ever need to do that
In the run up to our latest release of capabilities for developers, I sat
down with David Yang, a senior engineer here at PagerDuty who's seen our
internal architecture evolve from a single monolithic codebase to dozens of
microservices. He's the technical lead for our Incident Management - People
team, which owns the services that deliver alert notifications to all 8,000+
PagerDuty customers. We sat down and talked about life after switching to
teams owni... (more)
The Mainstreaming of DevOps
By Eric Sigler
Here at PagerDuty, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the
DevOps community and IT professionals succeed. We're particularly interested
in the "hows and whys" of evolving DevOps practices, how to deliver value to
our practitioners, and how to better serve the community that places such
high trust in PagerDuty.
With that in mind, we recently hosted a webinar featuring industry leaders,
asking them to share up-and-coming practices as well as their predictions
about the future of DevOps. We incorporated perspectives from t... (more)
The IoT and Next-Generation Monitoring Challenges
By Zachary Flower
We're living in the future.
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our world is more automated and
connected than ever before. Just about everything, from cars to
refrigerators, to coffee machines, has the ability to connect to the
Internet, allowing us to micromanage each individual device. This type of
automation is an exciting direction for the world to be moving in and the
benefits it brings to businesses are huge.
A great example of a traditionally non-networked company using IoT to make... (more)