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Markus Eisele07/19/12
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GlassFish Operations: Log Notifications

One I get asked quite a lot is: "How do you configure GlassFish to receive notifications/alerts/messages on important log entries?". Seems to be a good topic to blog about.

Jeremy Tess07/19/12
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Developers – Stop Doing Your QA’s Job

We’ve all been there — it’s Friday night, 11PM and the system you just deployed doesn’t work. There’s a bug. Your manager just hung up. You start thinking: Why didn’t QA catch that?

Giorgio Sironi07/18/12
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Lean Tools: Perceived Integrity

Integrity has two forms, and one of them is the user's prerogative.

Tom Howlett07/18/12
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"One Day we May be Craftsman Again"

We live in a world where we are already expected to know, where competence is assumed, but competence disappeared with craftsmanship to be replaced by production lines. Hierarchical management dug the nail in the coffin as the goal became moving up to the next job rather than getting good at the one you’re in.

Alex Tkachman07/17/12
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Kotlin in action: wrapping vert.x

This is pretty short note where I want to show power of Kotlin in real life use.We will wrap amazing vert.x framework in order to make it a bit Kotlin-ish but the main goal will be to show couple of standard ways to wrap existing Java API.Let us start with...

Larry White07/16/12
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10 Books To Make You Smarter (And A Better Worker)

Ten of the best books from the Deathray Research bibliography. Guaranteed to make you smarter about software engineering and the world. Inspired by the book, "This Will Make You Smarter", and my teenage son, who said today “All books are self-help books”. Couldn’t agree more.

Giorgio Sironi07/16/12
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The Roman numerals kata: TDD with and without analysis

A kata can be solved in different ways depending on what we do before starting to code.

Jez Humble07/15/12
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Continuous Deployment and PCI-DSS at Etsy

At DevOpsDays Mountain View I was lucky enough to get some time with Michael Rembetsy, Director of Engineering and Operations at Etsy, which manages to be PCI-DSS compliant while practicing continuous deployment. In this short interview, he describes how they do it.

Aaron Nichols07/13/12
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DevOps is Culture – What Does That Mean?

Somewhere along the way our industry shifted this discussion into a tools discussion & now the amount of noise out there about “DevOps tools” is magnitudes higher than any discussion about the real reason DevOps exists – to shift culture.

Giorgio Sironi07/11/12
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Lean Tools: Expertise

Are you investing on tech or on people?

Geoffrey Papilion07/10/12
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The Challenge of Small Ops: Part 2 - Monitoring

Its really not that hard; you just need someone to take a breath and plan. The part of monitoring that sucks is the human part, and since your app will not tell people when its up and down, you need a person to think about that for you.

Giorgio Sironi07/09/12
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All debugging and no testing makes the PHP programmer a dull boy

Is remote debugging via an IDE the fastest way to locate a bug in PHP code?

Val Huber07/06/12
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Domain Driven Automation

Develop a database web app with a polished User Interface and complex, multi-table business logic with no code, just 15 annotations? Impossible?? But we need to. Here's how.

Larry White07/05/12
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Positive Software Engineering

What’s unfortunate about this particular fail, is not that it’s ineffective, but that it poisons the environment. Organizations can develop a pervasive culture of finger-pointing, fear and defensiveness.

Giorgio Sironi07/04/12
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Lean tools: Leadership

To manage or to lead, that is the question.