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Continuous Integration: FREE PPTX slides you can use to educate others on CI

On July 20, 2016, Posted by , In Continuous Integration,Engineering, With No Comments

Recently I spent time putting together a set of slides (PPX), which I am releasing in an effort to provide the DevOps community a selling tool for use at work in convincing their organizations to adopt good CI engineering practices. The slides provided here are designed to be open source…

Continuous Integration – The State of CI & CD in 2015

On December 14, 2015, Posted by , In Continuous Integration,DevOps Practices,Engineering, With 1 Comment

The state of Continuous Integration & adoption within the industry. Implementing Continuous Integration [CI] at an enterprise software organization can be just as controversial as it is valuable. The CI engineering paradigm colloquially aspires to increase software release quality through frequent code integrations (merges), smaller batch sizes, and immediate feedback…

Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery [Extensions of practices]

There has been a lot of buzz around Continuous Delivery practices in recent years. Many technology enthusiasts believe that CD is reserved for Cloud based SaaS companies and has little practical applications in embedded software or desktop solutions. This could not be further from the truth. Applying DevOps principles and…

Continuous Integration at Scale

On March 23, 2015, Posted by , In Continuous Integration,Engineering, With No Comments

Introduction Coming from a background in larger SaaS companies, I have seen CI implemented, and work very well at massive scale (ala Microsoft, Merck etc, Logitech, The Active Network etc.). In this post I want  to try and isolate some of the specific practices that have garnered success at these organizations.  I’d also…