Software delivery in many organisations is still far too waterfall, inefficient, and often unhealthy to be a part of. The myriad of methodologies which can be applied in different combinations to achieve something more efficient can be overwhelming. Normal organisational structures deny people the authority to make the efficiency savings which seem logical to them. … Continue reading Delivery Focused Software Teams
I get so frustrated when I see perfectly talented DevOps engineers building pipelines which drive big bang thinking, and calling it CI/CD. Can you all please stop? Continuous integration and continuous deployment are two very special principals which drive high quality, prevent bugs reaching production, and generally help things get delivered quicker. Automation alone does … Continue reading CI/CD
Decoupled architecture is one of the biggest enablers of agility, speedy delivery, and high quality; yet many software designers have limited experience of what decoupled looks like. I hear people talk about different amounts of indirection and API layers, without understanding that these don't inherently decouple. I've been confronted with the insistence that because there's … Continue reading How to Design Decoupled Systems
I've been building microservices for several years. I've mostly used DotNet, DotNet Core, and Ruby on Rails to build them, and I've generally deployed them either into AWS EC2, or Azure Service Fabric. I've found most enterprises aren't ready for managing microservices in containers, either in the cloud or their own data centres. Keeping things … Continue reading Microservices with AWS Lambda
When implemented correctly, DevOps reaches beyond the Development teams and becomes a unifying strategy for the entire enterprise.
Quickly configure Azure DevOps to deploy your new application into AWS.
A dive into the many different ways developers can and should test.
Navigating the huge complexity of CI/CD with Forgerock Access Manager 6.5.1.
https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/fitness-function-driven-development?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tech A great post from someone who really understands the problem. Worth a read!
At the time of writing this post, I am 41 years old, I've been in the business of writing software for over 20 years, and I have never ever experienced a release weekend. Until now. It's now nearly 1 pm. I've been here since 7 am. There are a dozen or so different applications which … Continue reading My First Release Weekend