The personal blog of Jamie Phillips

A blog about software development and other random musings.

Getting Started with DevOps

I have had the privilege to speak about DevOps at several conferences over the years. I always seem to get asked this one question, "How do I get started doing DevOps?". That is still a great question, and I have found it hard to write about it. Well, this is my first attempt at writing about it.

YouTube Channel

I have been wanting to communicate some ideas that I have and start sharing information differently. I plan to continue blogging, but I wanted to start creating videos, so I started a YouTube channel. If you like what I have been doing here on this blog, please check out my channel. I have just started, and my primary focus right now is discussing topics and ideas around DevOps. I do plan to add some tutorials, but that is a few more videos down the road.

Intel NUCs for Development

Intel has been creating these little machines called NUC, Next Unit of Computing, for more than a few years. I purchased my first one last year, the NUC7PJYH, which has the quad-core Pentium Silver. I built it out with 2x4GB 2400Mhz RAM and a 256GB Samsung 850 EVO only running various flavors of Linux. This little machine has been a dream, the small size combined with the rock solid support for Intel products in the Linux kernel has made it a pleasure to use to perform work. It has HDMI 2.0 and can drive my LG 34in Ultrawide 3840 x 1440 without any issue, all ports are USB 3.0, and a Thunderbolt port. It's also very quiet and doesn't produce any noise. I plan to take the NUC7PJYH and install a server Linux distro. I will configure it to be a TeamCity server as I want to be able to perform my own local builds. I will post back on that once I get completed.