134: Ephemeral Environments with Benjie De Groot

May 24, 2022, 3:08 a.m. (1 year, 4 months ago)

134: Ephemeral Environments with Benjie De Groot


How do you test changes to your web backend or database?  Many people have a "production" and one "development" database, but the development database can easily become broken by one engineer and thus unusable for the rest of the team.  Also, how would two engineers make changes in parallel to the development environment?  What if you could spin up hundreds or thousands of development databases as you need them? Today we have Benjie De Groot, Co-Founder and CEO of Shipyard to explain ephemeral environments and how virtual machines and containers have made massive improvements in devops!


00:00:15 Introduction

00:00:24 Introducing Benjie De Groot

00:01:26 Benjie’s Programming Background

00:06:34 How Shipyard started

00:09:17 Working in Startups vs. Tech Giants

00:19:28 The difference between Virtual Machines and Containers

00:26:17 Local Development Environment

00:40:27 What is a DevOps engineer and what does it entail?

00:45:42 Zencastr

00:50:12 Shipyard as a company

00:55:29 How Shipyard gets clients

01:06:48 Farewells






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