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Matthias Marschall12/01/11
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DevOps – Break Down The Wall

Instead of escalating wars between departments by driving them to ever more ambitious, local goals, we need to break down the wall between development and operations. Defining overarching goals which resonate for both departments creates an environment...

Dawn Cannan12/01/11
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How *NOT* to win the hearts of developers, part 2

So, this next one, for me, points out something that I felt was a difficulty in being a tester with development experience.  See part one here.I don't believe I handled it the best way, but hope that I can use it as an example and teach, perhaps, better...

Sean Hull11/30/11
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How to Hire a DevOps Person

First things first. This is not meant to be a beef against developers. But let’s not ignore the elephant in the living room that is the divide between brilliant code writers and the risk averse operations team.

Jim Bird11/30/11
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Iterationless Development – the latest New New Thing

Thanks to the Lean Startup movement, Iterationless Development and Continuous Deployment have become the New New Thing in software development methods. Apparently this has gone so far that “there are venture firms in Silicon Valley that won’t even fund...

Giorgio Sironi11/30/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Introduce Parameter Object

In the scenario of today, two or more parameters are often passed together to a set of similar methods. This happens for example with timing information containing day and month, or hours and minutes; or, in other domains, with parameters that are coupled to...

Gareth Rushgrove11/29/11
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Jenkins Parameterized Builds

I’m a huge Jenkins fan now, but that wasn’t always the case. I started (and still have a soft spot for) Cruise Control, mainly building .NET and PHP applications. I then jumped to much simpler projects like Integrity mainly for Python and Ruby...

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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DevOps at the Convergence of Security, Performance and Availability

There are two very nice and reflective posts on DevOps this month by Lori MacVittie over at the f5 blog.  The first one was an interesting take on risk and opportunity costs for operations called "The Pythagorean Theorem of Operational Risk":

Mitch Pronschinske11/28/11
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Basic Mistakes in Database Testing

There is a huge number of books about TDD. Those books usually concentrate on using test for units of work. Units of work are understood in many different ways, usually it means a class. So the books say: write a lot of tests, make code in such a way the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/28/11
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The State Of UX In Puppet

User experience in Puppet is more than just the GUI; it includes the command line, the Puppet language, and our APIs. It's easy to think of these as...

Mitch Pronschinske11/28/11
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Why we chose Chef over Puppet at CustomInk

Not unlike most technology choices, the choice of which configuration management tool to use for managing your infrastructure as code is sure to spark debate among opinionated technologists. There are certainly a number of choices available all of ...

Giorgio Sironi11/28/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Parameter with Method

An object Client invokes a method M1, or produces a value in some equivalent way. Then, it passes the result to a new method M2 on the object Server. However, Server could look up the method by itself, due to some reference it has in its fields or via other...

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...