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Dennis Doomen02/21/13
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Quick Review of The Cucumber Book from a SpecFlow Perspective

Recently I finished reading a new book titled The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy. Aslak is the founder of the Cucumber project (which is what SpecFlow for .NET is based on), and Matt is one of its most active developers.

Bill Digman02/21/13
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Resin Proxy Cache Support and REST Support Explained

Resin's built in support is typically the fastest most scalable, most supportable option. To demonstrate this, let's show how we can use Resin built-in proxy cache (similar to Varnish or Squid) with Resin's REST admin support.

Reza Rahman02/20/13
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Java EE 7 Maven Repository Coordinates

For those of us doing Java EE development with Maven (which by my own account as a former consultant is pretty much all Java EE/GlassFish adopters), getting our hands on the repository location for Java EE APIs is critically important.

Raghuraman Bala...02/20/13
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Log Analysis and Archive with Amazon S3 and Glacier

Logging is an essential component of any system and helps you understand what's really going on in the system.

Mark Needham02/20/13
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Micro Services Style Data Work Flow

Having worked on a few data related applications over the last ten months or so Ashok and I were recently discussing some of the things that we’ve learnt.

Oleg Nikolaenko02/20/13
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Bug-Safety Code: Design Pattern Null Safe

By shifting mistakes in a system I can catch this exception -- but it means very bad code.

Tom O'connor02/19/13
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How I Broke AWS OpsWorks (Already)

I thought I'd have a play with AWS's latest offering "OpsWorks" and see if they've done us all out of a job. Well, kinda.

Edmund Kirwan02/19/13
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How Many Classes and Packages Should You Have?

When is our software neither over-encapsulated, with too many packages and classes, nor under-encapsulated, with too few? When is it just right?

James Betteley02/19/13
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A Sprint Retrospective

The IT Ops team’s 4th sprint came to its conclusion recently… and we delivered all of our commitments! Huzzah!

Gareth Rushgrove02/19/13
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Going Fast in Government

About a month ago I had the good fortune of speaking at the London Web Performance meetup. This was one of the first talks I’ve done about our work at The Government Digital Service since the luanch of GOV.UK back in October.

Eric Gregory02/18/13
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Communicating Through Source Code

In this ØREDEV session, Ryan McGeary explains how teams can improve communication (and results) through asynchronous collaboration.

Chas Emerick02/18/13
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100% Time

Perhaps you’ve heard of “20% time.” In many ways, it or something like it are table stakes for many software folk, and perhaps other creative specialists as well.

Eric Gregory02/18/13
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How to Cut Testing Time with Parallel Automated Functional Tests

In this ØREDEV session, Alan Parkinson discusses the unique benefits of testing in parallel.

Michael Sahota02/18/13
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Lululemon - A Stellar Example of Break-Through Organizational Culture

Christine Day, the CEO of Lululemon, gave a compelling account at the Toronto Board of Trade of how Lululemon uses culture as a core competitive advantage.

Eric Gregory02/17/13
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How to Git Going with Distributed Source Control

In this ØREDEV session, Tim Berglund explains how to get started with distributed version control systems, and why it's changing the game.

Eric Gregory02/17/13
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The LogStash Book Released

LogStash fans (and fans-to-be) rejoice: James Turnbull's LogStash Book has been released into the wild.

Ben Kepes02/16/13
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Celebrity Engineers: Software's Equivalent of Arts Patronage

Back in the days gone by, if you were part of the landed gentry, lording over your landholdings and the common folk who lived on said land, you’d look to becoming a patron of the arts as a way to ensure your name would live on after your death.

Mark Needham02/16/13
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Onboarding: Sketch the Landscape

For four months during 2012 I was working on the GDS infrastructure team and one of the first tasks that Gareth suggested I do was update a diagram showing how all the different applications and databases worked together.

Alex Soto02/15/13
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The Reality of a Developer's Life - in GIFs, Of Course

I'm going to try to illustrate the reality of a developer's life.

Matt Watson02/15/13
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DevOps: A Fairy Tale Love

The heart-shaped Valentine's dust may have settled, but DevOps love isn't limited to one day a year. Matt Watson explains why this relationship is built to last.

Jim Bird02/15/13
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Releasing Frequently Drives Better Dev and Better Ops

One of the most important decisions we made as a company was to release less software, more often.

Eric Gregory02/15/13
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Here's How System Provisioning with Ansible Works

Montreal Python posted this live demo of Ansible, an open source platform for configuring and managing computers.

Eric Minick02/14/13
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The ROI of Deployment Automation

If you follow my blog, you probably know that I think that continuous delivery and the broader category application deployment automation are pretty great.

Kris Buytaert02/14/13
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Love, MonitoringLove

Last year we were pretty negative about Monitoring, We shouted out that MonitoringSucked ... A year has passed and a lot has changed ... most importantly our new found love for monitoring, thanks to an inspirational Ignite talk by Ulf Manssonat devopsdays Rome.

Jonathan Callahan02/14/13
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Best Best Practices Ever

Every once in a while I read something that is so insightful, so clearly written and so well documented that it enters my own personal pantheon of “Best Ever” documents.