The periodic table lists all the chemical elements and groups them together based on some key properties. Today I found an article about the periodic table of DevOps.

I am not going to discuss every element but I thought I might go through some that I have heard of or used.

  1. Github – The repository of lots of open source software. My Github can be found at
  2. Amazon Web Services – The second most popular cloud computing provider (not sure why this isn’t number 3?)
  3. Git – The distributed source control system that everyone uses these days.
  4. Azure – The number one cloud provider, I have used this a lot, mostly with websites but also with some of their other features like Traffic Manager.
  5. Bitbucket – like Github but allows private repositories. I have used this extensively for work based projects that I don’t want to be public.
  6. Google Cloud Platform – don’t know much about this one, but no surprise that google wants a piece of the cloud computing pie.
  7. Selenium – This is a product I want to play about with as allows front end testing with a browser.
  8. Rackspace – Before we made the jump to Azure we made use of some Rackspace servers.
  9. Subversion – The first source control system that I used, but been using git so long now not sure I can remember how it worked.
  10. Visual Studio – The IDE from Microsoft that I use to write code. I am a big fan as it does everything I could want.
  11. TeamCity – The continuous integration software that I have been using to automate my deployments.
  12. MSBuild – This is used by Visual Studio to build your software and can also be used by your deployment scripts.
  13. Trello – A website that allows you to create a board of ideas or things to do.
  14. Slack – Brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
  15. New Relic – A software analytics tool suite used by developers, ops, and software companies to understand how your applications are performing. Useful but find myself favouring Application Insights (part of Azure) more now.
  16. Nagios – Yay nagios is on the list! My favourite server monitoring system.
  17. Splunk – This application can be used to search, monitor and analyse all your log files to find out what is happening. Don’t currently use it but I have tried it out in the past.

What is your favourite DevOps tool? Why not leave a comment below?

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I have worked in SysAdmin and IT Management but now work as a Web Developer. I love everything IT related and I am trying to learn as much as I can especially about DevOps. Why not follow me on twitter?

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