Encrypt laptop drives and create project-specific secure volumes for storing API keys and configs
Securely back up your Gmail and Google Calendar data
Setup servers with daemonized processes, remote monitoring, firewalls, email notifications, &c.
Maintain your dotfiles in Git to quickly setup new machines with your handy keybindings
You’re a professional developer, so you totally already have backups. Duh!
So if I asked to buy your laptop directly out of your hands right now, how much would you demand? $3000? $10,000? $50,000?
The reality is, while your source code might be backed up in Git, you have a ton of valuable stuff that isn’t backed up: Things like API credentials, SSH keys, iOS signing certificates, and a decade of editor customizations.
Why risk of losing a week (or more!) of billable hours recovering from a stolen laptop or crashed server?
Look, I’m a developer too, and I know why you haven’t taken care of this already—it’s because software sucks. Software is complicated, fragile, and inconsistent.
You haven’t taken care of backups because you know it’ll go something like this:
- First you’ll pick one out of the dozens of open source projects that claim to solve your problem…
- then you’ll need to compile a new version of Ruby…
- then you’ll have to add some nonsense to your
- and then by hour three you’ll have to get real close to a large Tibetian yak.
And that’s just for data backups—once you start digging into password management, setting up HTTPS, securing virtual private servers, and git repository management, you can kiss your weekends goodbye.
You could figure all this out yourself, but that’s a distraction: It’s time better spent getting paid by clients, leveling up your unique professional skills, or going outside hiking with your dog.
Besides, if you haven’t taken care of this yet, what are the chances you’re going to take care of it in the next month?
The DevOp lets you skip that nonsense and take care of everything right now. Each guide takes 20 minutes or less to complete, and you can run through ‘em in any order.
However, it’s not for everyone:
./configure && make && make install
I’m going to be honest with you—I didn’t write the DevOp for you, I wrote it for my team.
My consulting firm specializes in bespoke tooling and custom visualizations in the energy industry, and I’ll be damned if any of us waste our time losing files, resetting passwords, or fumbling to reboot servers—we have better, more profitable, things to do.
That’s why the DevOp guides are straight to the point—and not just now, but forever: My team keeps the DevOp guides up-to-date because we’re using them all the time.
All DevOp guides target the following platforms:
We test all automated scripts and tooling against these platforms, because these are what we use. If you use other platforms, we assume it’s because you know what you’re doing (most of our guides will probably work fine, but don’t ask us for help compiling programs on your screamin’ DEC Alpha).
If you have any questions or concerns before buying, just send us an email.
The DevOp is 100% guaranteed. The refund policy is simple: if you buy the DevOp and feel like it was misrepresented, then just send us an email within 60 days asking for a refund. We’ll refund your money immediately, no B.S.
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“A great idea.” — Ryan Singer, 37signals
“I think it’s an amazing resource and I am sure that, as more content is added, I am going to keep on finding valuable insights (especially around using ********, that was key for me).” — Bruno Mattarollo, Co-Founder and CTO at WaysAct
“More than worth the money.” — John P. Toohey
“During the last couple of year I have gotten great value from thedevop.com. It has saved me lots of hours and made me look good while doing so ;-)” — Andreas Kirkerud
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|Gmail / calendar backups|
|Encrypted remote backups|
|Amazon Web Services|
|EC2 pair programming|
The DevOp is written by Kevin Lynagh; I’m a developer specializing in data visualization and Clojure. I’ve spoken at more than a dozen developer conferences around the world. I think open source is rad, and much of my work is on Github.
Yep; for the ramen startup or small agency with a benevolent “help our employees avoid bad computer mojo” policy, a shared DevOp plan can be purchased for $499/year for up to 20 employees. Please contact us if you want a larger plan.
That’s not a question! Please shoot an email to email@example.com and we’ll get you squared away.
Nope; all of the modules are written in plain ‘ol HTML. All software (both custom DevOp scripts and the exact, tested versions of open source libraries) are distributed as tarballs on a per-module basis.