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Reaching for the cloud

On May 31, 2016, Posted by , In Cloud Computing,Engineering, With No Comments

Reaching for the cloud It goes without saying planning, engineering and profiting from a cloud oriented software solution is an ambitious undertaking for any size organization. While many start-ups and enterprises alike actively peruse successful cloud offerings; only a few succeed in this potentially perilous quest. So how exactly did…

Embrace failure by virtue of A/B Split testing

On December 28, 2015, Posted by , In Automated Testing,Cloud Computing,Engineering, With No Comments

Embracing failure through A/B Testing basics Pushing the envelope, and thinking outside of the box by navigating uncharted waters is how the human species innovates. Undoubtedly some attempts to innovate have less than stellar results. Some attempts fail in the most spectacular ways (think the Hindenburg). Others simply sputter out…

#C9D9: Security and compliance with DevOps

On December 10, 2015, Posted by , In Cloud Computing,DevOps Practices,Engineering,Security, With No Comments

How can you bake-in security and compliance into your DevOps processes, and how can DevOps and automation help you pass your next audit? Last Tuesday I participated in an online panel on the subject of Security & Compliance as part of your DevOps Processes, as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9),…

The value of an Artifact Repository

Overview Artifact management solutions such as Artifactory, Origin, or Nexus have circled the DevOps universe for some time now. These solutions provide a number of valuable features including a centralized source for binary dependencies, a unified storage solution for intellectual property, a home for software tool assets and an easy way…

Software as a Service (SaaS)

On January 12, 2015, Posted by , In Business,Cloud Computing,Engineering, With No Comments

OVERVIEW: Recently I have been thinking a lot about business driven releases. What are business driven releases? How are they architected? What goes into a business driven release? How can engineering provide value to the business, when often times they feel so disconnected? When developing,  building and shipping cloud software…