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Understanding DevOps

Dual published post on ContinuousAutomation.com and MasteringJenkins.com:  The DevOps movement has revolutionized SaaS and helped shape release strategy for modern software businesses. DevOps as a culture is quickly changing the…

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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…

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Where are the updates?

Its been a long time since this place had a proper update. Things have been quite hectic but in a positive way. Exciting things are on the horizons, and finally…

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Continuous Integration at Scale

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.).…

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From DevOps to SysOps and BACK

PREFACE: When the ‘DevOps’ term was first coined in 2008, the basic concept of DevOps was to create high quality delivery assembly lines using automation to bridge the gap between engineering and operations people.…

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Big Bang Software Releases

REAL LIFE ENGINEERING Your engineering group has been toiling away. You’ve made it from the last release to this release by adding features, implementing crafty bug fixes and churning the…

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Software as a Service (SaaS)

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…

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Continuous Delivery & Build Promotions

OVERVIEW Promotions when implemented properly can assist in the enforcing due-dilligence verification of a software product by creating a set of required  quality gates a software product must pass through prior…

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Business Driven Releases

OVERVIEW Engineering software is similar in many ways to other product development processes (manufacturing, food preparation, toy design whatever.); at least it should be. One of the consistent themes I have…