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Patrick Debois11/28/11
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Manage Non-Cloud Dev+Test Environment With a Cloud Hat On

Over the years I've moved from Production to Test to Development and back to Production. This presentation is a summary of my learnings along the way:

Mitch Pronschinske11/26/11
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Dev+Ops+Org - How we are including (almost) everyone

Abstract John Clapham and Paul Swartout: The presentation will give an insight into how the whole of Nokia Entertainment has embraced DevOps: The Journey: Start-up mentality to Corporate and back again A short history on how Nokia Entertainment came to be...

David Pell11/26/11
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Video: DevOps & IBM with Pete Marshall & Peter Spung

It seems that concepts related to DevOps are starting to become more mainstream.  This interview, featuring IBM's Pete Marshall and Peter Spung at Innovate 2011, reflects on DevOps, where it's headed, and how large companies like IBM can contribute.

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/11
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Everything I learned about CI , I learned from System Administration

Abstract Julian Simpson: Before I donned my secret identity as The Build Doctor, I was a average Solaris administrator (okay, I spent too much time playing with log analysis and too little doing storage, but them's the breaks). After discovering the joys...

Mitch Pronschinske11/24/11
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A Case Study in Operations and Development Integration at Spotify

Abstract Mattias Jansson, Noa Resare: We have lots of material to draw from talking about how we work with integration between operations and software development. This talk will be around a narrative about how we have grown as a company and how our...

David Pell11/24/11
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Do Your Apps Anticipate Failure?

Have you ever thought about whether the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics applies to software applications?  Do you see your applications as something static - something that, once completed, simply is?  In your projects, how much attention do you devote to...

Jim Bird11/24/11
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Rolling Forward and other Deployment Myths

There is more and more writing on Devops lately, which is good and bad. There still remains a small core of thoughtful people that are worth listening to and learning from. There’s more and more marketing from vendors and consultants jumping on the...

Giorgio Sironi11/23/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Preserve Whole Object

In the scenario of today, we are extracting some fields or calculated values from an object, and then calling a method somewhere else by passing them in as parameters.The code under scrutiny has dependencies both on the object, the method to call and the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/23/11
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DevOps is not an absolute. It's a range

Abstract by Mitchell Hashimoto: Many still consider and talk about DevOps as an absolute thing: developers and operations are the same thing. Of course, this is not the case. DevOps is a range, where on the far left we have old-style ops (very exclusive)...

Krishna Kumar11/23/11
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The Resistance Against Requirements Specifications

Martin Fowler re-posted this article from 2004:

David Pell11/22/11
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Debate: Is Agile a Religion?

Three years ago Tony Morris asserted that Agile is a non-idea, an unfalsifiable pseudo-science.  To illustrate his claims he drew an analogy between Agile and his conception of religion:

Giorgio Sironi11/22/11
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Setting up a LAMP box with Puppet

In the last weeks, we saw how VirtualBox can build empty virtual machines, provided at the hardware level. We also configured a Linux virtual server with Vagrant, which is able to quickly build a virtual machine from a template (called box).

Mitch Pronschinske11/22/11
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Hiring and embedding new team members at Hyves

The leaders at Hyves stumbled into DevOps by accident five years ago, when nobody (including them) was aware that it was actually a cultural movement. They've been practicing with trial and error on how to go about this DevOps thing ever since... How do...

David Pell11/21/11
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The Personal Side of Developing in the Cloud

As access to powerful cloud computing solutions increases,  you may find yourself asking if moving your project to a cloud-based development environment is a good idea.  In a recent article at CM Crossroads, Leslie Sachs offers a useful reflection on the...

Giorgio Sironi11/21/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods

The refactoring of today breaks up a method into multiple ones: it chops the method in pieces according to the code that is executed in response to one of the parameters. This parameter can only assume several values, or several equivalent class of values;...