About this blog

This is Willie Wheeler‘s devops blog. It contains a combination of general devops ruminations and more specific information on various devops-related projects I’m involved with, including Heliopolis, Zkybase and more.

About me

I’m Willie Wheeler, living in beautiful Sammamish, WA. My family and I are recent transplants from Phoenix. We love it up here, rain and all.

At my day job, I’m a Principal Solutions Architect on a team that does devops-style automation for a large technology organization. We use Java, Spring, Ruby and more to develop and integrate build automation, test automation, deployment/release automation, operations automation, governance, management dashboards and more. The system supports hundreds of applications deployed to thousands of servers in cloud, colo and internal data center environments. It’s challenging work: your fellow developers, testers, release engineers and support engineers are right there to let you know when you’ve made them unhappy. But it’s rewarding to walk around and see (mostly happy-looking) people using your stuff to get work done.

Besides this blog, I have a blog called Spring in Practice, which is a companion blog for my book of the same name. It’s about the Spring Framework. I’ve been a Java developer for 15 years and I’ve been using Spring for eight.

Here are some places I hang out on the web:
me @ GitHub | LinkedIn | StackOverflow | Twitter

I’m always excited to hear from people who have similar interests, so feel free to drop me a note if you feel like chatting about devops, Spring, blogging or whatever.

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