If you’re wondering what our authors have been covering lately, look no further than below. Find out what topics we’re giving an insight into in this week’s digest.

DevOps Engineer Starter Guide

Explore the job title “DevOps Engineer” on Stackify’s blog. We see ‘DevOps engineer’ as a valuable job title, but how do we position ourselves as one? Mark Henke uncovers what a DevOps engineer is, then he takes a look at skill sets that are key to DevOps. Learning just one of these skill sets and then dipping into the others will let you grow into the DevOps engineer role.

10 Tips That Will Lead to a Successful Data Governance Implementation

Data governance is a big topic, and rolling out the implementation is often an enormous undertaking. If you’re the person responsible for your organization’s data governance implementation, you recognize there are scores of ways to accidentally derail the project. Bottom line? If you spend your time planning your rollout now, it will likely pay off with significant cost savings later. Keep reading on ASPE’s blog to hear more from Eric Boersma.

Kubernetes vs Docker: How to Choose

If you’re thinking about using containers to manage an application, there are a lot of options for technologies to use. It can be difficult to even know where to begin to make a decision. One common question is whether someone should use Docker vs Kubernetes for managing their application containers. This is a misleading question. Want to find out why? Hear more from Eric Boersma on Stackify’s blog.

Feature Creep Is a Problem. Learn How to Avoid It

Too much of a good thing will often turn out to be a bad thing, even in software development. Great software features enable users to be successful and accomplish their goals. But if a software product becomes hard to use because it has too many features, then it suffers from feature creep. Vlad Georgescu explores how to identify and avoid feature creep so it doesn’t surprise and overwhelm your development team on Plutora’s blog.

Rails Migration: A Complete Guide

A Rails migration is a tool for changing an application’s database schema. Heard of it before? Check’s out Stackify’s blog to look at what Rails migrations are and why you might need them. And Eric Boersma can walk you through examples using the sample code used to show you how to troubleshoot Ruby applications.

Getting Started Quickly With Laravel Logging

You probably know that feeling when something is broken and you don’t know why. It might be a simple bug, but it also might be something more serious. That uncertainty can be frustrating and nerve-wracking. We can improve our situation with logs, or logging in Laravel, as Kevin Cunningham explains on Scalyr’s blog.

PHP Logging: Getting Started as Quickly as Possible

We also updated a post we did a while ago from Vasiliy Zukanov on Scalyr’s blog. The previous articles in this series covered the basics of logging in C#, Java, Python, Ruby, Node.js, and JavaScript. But in this tutorial, you can learn how to use logging techniques in yet another very popular language: PHP.