We tried a new retrospective prioritization/voting technique this week that worked really well. After we had generated and discussed all of our ideas for improvement, it was clear to me that there were several excellent ideas and it would be hard to use our regular voting technique to single out one or two.
If you have been bitten by the process bug, like me, then you always see parallels between business, process, and everyday life.
If the ALT+F templates show poor IT Operations performance, the next steps in the Adapt and Plan phases are to identify optimal targets to achieve operational excellence and best-in-class status and then to set the stage for an Agile and Lean transformation strategy that should be executed on two levels...
The Grails team is extremely pleased to announce the releases of Grails 2.1.5 and 2.2.2 and 2.3 M1.
Panelists from Puppet, Chef, and DevStack discuss DevOps strategies in this panel from HP Cloud.
Aaron talks with Bart Copeland (CEO - ActiveState) and John Wetherall (Developer Evangelist at ActiveState) about how developers are adopting DevOps models and how polyglot PaaS technologies are getting deployed in the enterprise.
One of my recent innocent tweet about Gerrit vs Github triggered much more reponses and debate that I expected it to. I realize that it might be worth explaining a bit what I meant, in a text longer than 140 characters.
I’ve been in the IT industry for almost 8 years working in 4 different companies. During this time I had a chance to work with a couple dozen programmers, some of them successfully developing their career, some satisfied and staying in one place, and some fired.
This weekend I discovered a trick. I was at a friend’s place and as I was editing in the kitchen I realized that the chairs are terrible and the table is the wrong height.
Someone came up to me after my MAX session on web development debugging and asked for some advice on how to 'sell' unit testing to his clients.
Sublime Text is a very powerful and popular text editor. But it’s more than a text editor… it’s an ecosystem of programmer’s tools where you can go to armory and choose the winning set for every code you’ll face.
This five minute talk from DevOps Days Austin 2013 compares a week in the life of a DevOps team to that of a traditional IT Ops team, drawing on ZeroTurnaround's DevOps and IT Ops Productivity Report for this year.
Today: web apps on a floppy, the guts of Google Glass, Apache's Giraph hits 1.0, and four reasons to learn SQL, even if you really, really don't want to.
Let’s check out exactly what’s going on here and you really need video to understand the fatal flaw in the logic of SSL logos coming down over HTTPS.
Let’s explore how request queueing affects applications in the non-PaaS world and what you can do about it.
I recently typed out a long, thoughtful response in a textarea. I clicked submit, like I've done millions of times, and I got the dreaded "session expired" error message.
This week we're talking to Zemian Deng, a Java developer working for the Bank of New York Mellon.
The extreme end of "paving the cowpaths" are people for whom the bug list is also the feature list. This is a very strange phenomenon, rarely seen, but still relevant to this review.
Why do so many log management solutions ignore the ability to tail your logs or to get a live feed of what your most recent system events are?
Besides repeating the devops stories, we also need to seek diversity and make sure we keep adapting to situations.
What is a responsible way to use Grails with existing tables, and guarantee that it will not try to change those schema objects? If only Grails mapping had a simple way to turn off DDL on specific domains, but still retain the awesomeness of DRY methods like list(…), named queries, and even inserting/updating records through save(…). I present to you what I think is a reasonably elegant solution for this problem.
All Logentries servers are configured for the UTC timezone. We use this as the default timezone for all internal data including customer’s logs. However, at the browser UI level we detect a user’s local timezone and present all dates in a more human friendly way, i.e. in the local time.
There’s no magic in how Deployit works, it uses existing parts of modern development environments, most notably CI servers. The only requirement is to have a dedicated Maven project that creates so-called DAR archives, which are nothing more than ZIP files wrapping all resources mandatory for a deployment.
Wrote a simple connection pool for Happybase using socketpool...
I just got back from Devops Days Austin. It was a really good conference. I think I enjoyed the speakers and Open Spaces at this event more than I did at Devops Days Mountain View last year. Huge props to the organizers and speakers for putting together such a great set of topics.