With the release of Go 12.1 (new versioning), which adds Team Foundation Server integration, Microsoft's push for the integration of its own DevOps-ified tools, like Microsoft Operations Manager (now integrated in VS11), might have some competition from outsiders like ThoughtWorks.
The other day I was talking to a guy about a possible freelancing gig and he said how wonderful it was that I should bring up the topic of unit/automated testing without being asked. He said that most (many?) developers don’t have the level of rigor to use automated testing. My reaction was one of disbelief “Rigor!? But automated testing is one of the laziest things a developer can do! It speeds stuff up so much!”
Today's the big beta day! Today Microsoft launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta. This article summarizes and links many launch resources, intended for both users and developers. I'll include more details on the Visual Studio 11 Beta launch in a later post.
After 2 hugely successful DZone VIP meetups in Cary, NC (USA) and Colombo, Sri Lanka, a third meetup concluded last month in Sofia, Bulgaria - organized by one of DZone's team members, Jordan Jambazov. See pics and user reflections on the meetup
Using a build pipeline to model release orchestration and planning activities is simply a bad fit. It feels like wearing shoes a size too small. You can squeeze into them and they protect the soles of your feet, but expect pain. In this post you'll learn one of the limitations of traditional CD and an approach for accomadating those limitations.
You can't count on the customer to know what they want, so there needs to be a regulation mechanism that Matt Cottingham calls "Sales Driven Development". Here are a couple of ways that this could work...
Dave Farley is co-author of the book "Continuous Delivery" which describes the use of high levels of automation and collaboration in the delivery process to ensure high quality software and a reduction in errors and late nights. His talk at Devoxx introduces the ideas of Continuous Delivery as a practical everyday process, using some of the techniques and technologies that LMAX employ in their development environment as an example.
The point of any agile role is to help a team learn new skills, improve, and transition to new ways of working. There are many elements of a role to consider before choosing an effective methodology, including qualities, preferences, and style for the role.