2011-06-28

YADT Server released

My colleagues at ImmobilienScout24 released the main part of our new deployment solution YADT - an Automated Deployment Tool. Check out the code at our Google code homepage.

Documentation and proper packages will follow soon.

2011-06-16

Velocity 2011 - Part 3: Wednesday (2nd day)

My notes on the second conference day at the Velocity Conference.

The keynotes where again a highlight, to be topped only by the talk about Automating for Success: Production Begins in Development which happened to confirm all my theories about web operations and package-based deployment  :-)

Videos are available on the Velocity 2011 Videos page, slides can be found on the Velocity 2011 Speakers Slides and Video page.

Read also about the Workshops and the first day.

2011-06-15

Velocity 2011 - Part 2: Wednesday (1st day)

My notes on the first conference day at the Velocity Conference.

The keynotes where really good, especially the first one about the right mentality for web operations and how to build a career in web operations.

Videos are available on the Velocity 2011 Videos page, slides can be found on the Velocity 2011 Speakers Slides and Video page.

Read also about the workshops and the second day.

2011-06-14

Velocity 2011 - Part 1: Workshops

My notes on the workshop day at the Velocity Conference.

A lot of Chef stuff, but of course OpsCode was a sponsor. Real gems where Decisions in the Face of Uncertainity and Advanced post-mortem Fu and Human Error 101.

Read also about the first and second day.

2011-06-03

Limmud Festival 2011: Challah Baking

Nadia, best of all wives in the world and my wife, gave a Challah baking workshop at the Limmud Festival today:
Putting it all into 1:15h was not so simple but Nadia managed and gave the participants a fast-paced and rich run-down of our Shabbat preparations.
The participants where able to take not only their own self-made challah with them but also Nadia's famous bread-machine challah recipe and a handout about hafrashat challah (the separation of challah).

Continue reading for the full recipe...