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Eric Minick04/04/12
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Curing Continuous Delivery Headaches: UrbanCode Tools Level Up

The Continuous Delivery toolmakers over at UrbanCode released two significant upgrades to their toolsets for helping companies follow the DevOps philosophy - a new version for uDeploy, for release automation, and and an upgrade to Anthill Pro, their Continuous Delivery pipline platform.

Giorgio Sironi04/04/12
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Commodities in the IT world

Commoditization is a process which happen in every domain - but we should be aware of it if we want a successful career as a programmer.

Mitch Pronschinske04/03/12
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Watch DevOps Days Live Right Here!

When DevOps Days in Austin, TX was announced a couple of months ago, the event was sold out the day after it was announced and had a waitlist of over 100. So the organizers at DevOps Days decided to stream some of the key sessions live! (a move which Google also made after I/O sold out in minutes) So without further adieu, here is the embedded stream of DevOps Days 2012 Austin.

Giorgio Sironi04/03/12
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Lean tools: Feedback

Feedback is the basic tool that makes simple models work - from requirements to development and testing.

Giorgio Sironi04/02/12
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Finding wiring bugs

Unit tests are not sufficient for a complete test suite, but end-to-end tests are slow. Here's a further category of tests.

Ranjib Dey03/31/12
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Consuming Chef API from Any Script - Part 1

At ThoughtWorks, they use chef not only for configuration management but also for provisioning instances. This post by a ThoughtWorks DevOps-er showcases how Chef can be used from any script if you have an API client configured.

Mitch Pronschinske03/31/12
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Kanban and DevOps Discussion

At the community's urging, Dominica DeGrandis (David J. Anderson & Associates) ran the first ever Kanban class focused on it's...

Eric Genesky03/30/12
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Visualizing Agile and DevOps Infrastructure with Tasktop's Sync Studio

At EclipseCon last weekend, Tasktop announced the release of Sync Studio, a visual ALM mapping and monitoring tool.

Tom Howlett03/30/12
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Questioning the Validity of Agile in All Work Environments

A short discussion of getting outside the Agile bubble- and whether or not Agile is really useful in other contexts.

Mitch Pronschinske03/30/12
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Poll: How Do We Handle Our Application Environments?

I've created a poll that will give us all some interesting insights into the status of the developer community and how we're managing our application environments and deployments. We'll be sharing the poll results with the participants in the coming weeks. So answer the questions below to make sure that we get a full picture of how hard or easy our lives are in the areas of performance monitoring and deployment.

Giorgio Sironi03/29/12
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Lean Tools: Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping: a difficult name for a high-ROI activity that takes half an hour.

Mitch Pronschinske03/28/12
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NEW Refcardz Topics (Round 2): Awesome or Lame?

See a new menu of potential upcoming DZone Refcardz with some brief descriptions. Then simply vote on whether you think the topic idea is AWESOME, or lame.

Giorgio Sironi03/27/12
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Bullets for legacy code

No silver bullets, but we do have some weapons.

Tom O'connor03/24/12
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A Manifest for Agile DevOps

For software development teams, Agile is a pretty good, native fit. The concepts embodied by stories and sprints fit a development team very cleanly. When it comes to systems administration and engineering, or what I’ve come to refer to as DevOps, Agile can be a bit more awkward initially.

Jp Morgenthal03/24/12
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Concise Description of DevOps?

Get a clear overview of the differing perspectives on what DevOps is. Some talk about it as a organization-wide culture shift to having all groups more involved with one another. Others think it is a position where someone has the responsibilities of a developer and a sysadmin.