Insecurity can be very easy. What I mean by this is that sometimes it can be the smallest change to a website that blows the security wide open.
One of the goals of the QCon conferences is to act as “information Robin Hood” – finding ways to get out into public the secret sauce of high-performing organizations. So I set out to find talks that would answer the questions I frequently get asked.
Having each developer (development team) configure their continuous integration tool’s build jobs is extra work for the team, leads to inconsistencies/mistakes, and the overall build system becomes a pain to manage.
It's entirely possible to use BIND (or PowerDNS, for that matter) as a DNS server instead of the integrated MS DNS service that's bundled with Windows Server.
Did you ever imagine that someday it would be possible to code in the cloud? Create an app, test and debug it and deploy to a production PaaS, entirely in the cloud? Well, the good old desktop days are gone.
Success is directly influenced by the ability of your QA and Dev teams to work well together. Failing to understand the relationship between QA and Dev will take your product/team in the opposite direction. There is a delicate relationship between the two, and a certain tension that must be confronted and not overlooked.
Even if you've used cucumber before you might learn trick or two about how to streamline your workflow (or get quick introduction to rails).
In this blog post, I will present a simple tutorial on uploading a large file to Amazon S3 as fast as the network supports.
I've been tracking infrastructure as code for a few years now. Over the years it has gotten closer to real code. Close, but no cigar yet...
Lately there have been a lot of organizations trying to hire a DevOps engineer. I myself have been asked to fill in DevOps roles. There are a number of issues with that.
I gave a talk last week at AppNexus on building and scaling a test-driven culture...
It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the US, and the Internet’s a little quiet. To tide you over, we've got the latest in quantum imaging and entanglement, programming language rundowns from both JRuby creator Charles Nutter and Middle Earth, the most maddening ninja-related game you'll ever play, and much more.
Dedicated hosting provides with a customizable server environment, through which the root of the server can be accessed for the purpose of software configuration modification.
Puppet and Chef are two buzzwords these days but do you know what it is exactly? Puppet 3 Starter goal is to explain you what is the first one and how to use it.
BDD is a great way to write tests and cucumber probably the framework having made it possible. "Instant Cucumber BDD How to" is about it!
The one simple way code is like poetry. (A quick joke that may also be true.)
It was Bill Gates who said that security should be based on "policy, not topology". It's a phrase which always stuck with me. Rather than basing security on where something is, you use a policy which is independent of the network.
I'm building an open source log manage/analysis tool that will offer folks what Splunk offers folks, except it's open.
How a race car would turn out if it were developed by the equivalent of an Enterprise IT department (without DevOps).
This is the second part of the article in which I’m sharing a list of simple tips that, in my opinion, can help programmers succeed at their current workplace.
This week we're talking to Mahdi Yusuf, developer at Source Metrics, active member of the Python community, and creator of Neckbeard Republic.
As recently as this week, I’ve been involved in conversations with customers about how we can help make their teams deliver more predictably. How can they meet commitments on all levels of the organization, including project, program, and portfolio?
More and more leading edge thinkers are starting to focus on this dichotomy of approaches – organic vs mechanical. Each rightly has it’s place in any practitioner’s toolkit.