Online expert meeting series 2020

The online meetings took place Wednesdays at 14 WET / 15 CET / 16 EET on Discord.

The one hour meeting was kicked-off by short lightning talks from infrastructure members. This was followed by a chance to discuss the points brought up in the introductions and to possibly go beyond.

Testing and automation, CI workflows

October 28

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Code Quality practices
    • Linting, style guides, languages/libraries
  • Automation methods and purposes
    • Code workflows vs deployment workflows
  • Test methods and coverage
    • How to do Integration/End-to-End tests against real systems?

Technical documentation

November 11

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Documentation as code
    • Plain texts, markdown etc.
    • Generating and deploying static sites
    • Generating PDF versions
  • Reusing/converting existing content
    • Conversion from common formats (Word, HTML, PDF etc)
    • Auto-embedding markup (for ToC/other navigation)
  • Versioning documentation
    • Matching product release version
    • Supporting multiple concurrent versions (e.g. APIs)


November 25

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Metrics gathering
  • Logs collecting
  • Tracing problems with them
    • Statistics on metrics?
    • Correlation IDs
  • Alerting based on these sources

Infrastructure provisioning

December 09

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Servers vs Containers
  • Serverless
  • Infrastructure as code / GitOps
  • On-demand provision
    • Terraform environment to match feature-branches