005 - Revision Control
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Take a listen to the first version of our thoughts on revision control.
In this episode, we discuss revision control. Revision control is a topic that is near and dear to both Chris and I and we’ve got some strong opinions on how it should be used.
(SPOILER ALERT: For lots of things!)
We cover what revision control is, why it matters, and what should be revision controlled. We also talk a bit about how to deal with secrets or sensitive data that may need to pass through revision control.
We go on a bit of a tangent on why tooling that generates artifacts that can be revision controlled are preferable to tooling that is just “magic”. That discussion is thanks to Chris digging up this article on declarative configuration management versus VM templates.
News and Tools
- Redhat and Centos join forces.
- Steve uses Pester for PowerShell testing.
- Chris uses jq to parse and play with JSON.
- The So Cal Linux Expo is coming up. (REALLY SOON NOW, since Steve took a month to get this edited together).
Stay tuned for our next show on Time Management, with our first guest!