I'm reposting this survey. The researcher is trying to identify what makes configuration languages difficult to use. If you use Puppet/Chef/CfEngine/Ansible (and more importantly... if you DON'T use any configuration languages) please take this survey. I took it in under 10 minutes.

Tom


I would like to invite you to take a survey on configuration languages. The survey is about 10 minutes long and does not require any specific skills or knowledge, anyone can participate in it.

https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/configlang

The survey is a part of ongoing research at University of Edinburgh School of Informatics on configuration languages. As Paul Anderson has mentioned previously, we are interested in studying the usability of configuration languages and how it relates to the configuration errors.

The survey will be open through the 2nd of August, 2016. It is possible to take survey in parts by choosing to finish it later, but it cannot be completed past the deadline.

Please feel free to forward this survey to others.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact information is linked on the first page of the survey.

Your answers to the survey will be used in aggregate to improve our understanding of how configuration languages are understood and used.

Thank you
Adele Mikoliunaite
Masters student at
University of Edinburgh

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Guest Post

Have you seen/read The Martian?

What's so sad about the movie/book is that it is a reminder of what could have been.

Part of the premise is that after the Apollo program, the U.S. continued their plans for landing on Mars. Such plans were dropped for the less ambitious Shuttle program.

Think about it. In most science fiction the science is unbelievable. In The Martian, the science was pretty darn accurate and the unbelievable part is that U.S. politicians had the audacity to continue NASA's funding level.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Rants

Episode 11 of LISA Conversations is Russell Pavlicek, who presented Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel at LISA '15.

You won't want to miss this!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA Conversations

Today (Tuesday, June 28, 2016) we'll be recording episode #11 of LISA Conversations. Join the Google Hangout and submit questions live via this link.

Our guest will be Russell Pavlicek. We'll be discussing his talk Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel from LISA '15.

  • The video we'll be discussing:

    • Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel
    • Russell Pavlicek
    • Recorded at LISA '15
    • Talk Description
  • Watch us record the episode live!

The recorded episode will be available shortly afterwards on YouTube.

You won't want to miss this!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA Conversations

This weekend is a good time to watch the video we'll be discussing on the next episode of LISA conversations: Russell Pavlicek's talk from LISA '15 titled Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel.

  • Homework: Watch his talk ahead of time.

Then you'll be prepared when we record the episode on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT. Register (optional) and watch via this link. Watching live makes it possible to participate in the Q&A.

The recorded episode will be available shortly afterwards on YouTube.

You won't want to miss this!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA Conversations

Don't miss Velocity NYC, Sept 20-22. There are a lot of great talks scheduled... including one that I'll be giving!

You can save 20% off registration! Please use this link and then use code AFF20.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in VelocityConf

I'm excited to announce that I'll be speaking at Velocity NYC and (for the first time) at PuppetConf!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Speaking

Our next guest will be Russell Pavlicek. We'll be discussing his talk from LISA '15 titled Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel.

Watch live! We'll be recording the episode on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT. Particpate in the live Q&A by submitting your questions during the broadcast. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Register and/or watch via this link.

  • Homework: Watch his talk ahead of time.

  • Watch us record the podcast live!

The recorded episode will be available shortly afterwards on YouTube.

You won't want to miss this!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA Conversations

Two meetings this month. Both at different times and locations. Be sure to show up at the right time and place!

and

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in CommunityNYC

Episode 10 of LISA Conversations is Clay Caviness and Edward Eigerman, who presented Managing Macs at Google Scale at LISA '13.

You won't want to miss this!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA Conversations

I'm going to LISA16

Credits

 
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