Visualizations of Continuous Delivery
How can you simplify a book on a complicated topic like Continuous Delivery? Nhan Ngo, a QA engineer at Spotify, made a fabulous visualization of the different stages of implementing Continuous Delivery, from the book Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble. For a high resolution version of the banner – click here: Let us know what you […]
How is Continuous Delivery like getting drinks at the pub?
Imagine you want to go out to a pub with your coworkers after work… and imagine all the possible barriers standing between your entire team and a cold one. “Just one more email and then I’m ready to leave!”, optimizing for the size of the elevator, optimizing for the capacity of the taxi, etc. OK, […]
11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team’s Productivity (hint: it’s all about agility!)
One of the constant challenges faced by CIOs and other IT executives is how to increase the productivity of their teams. According to Andi Gutmans, Zend CEO and co-founder, a key productivity driver is the proper set of tools and and infrastructure. “Implement a structure that gives shared visibility and metrics to development and IT teams, so […]
DevOps for Agile Delivery
No matter how frequently you’re rolling out new features, incorporating agility in the development process is more important then ever. Agile development and continuous iteration places new demands on operations to support continuous delivery, in which small changes are released often and apps must be tested on an ongoing basis. So smooth DevOps collaboration is a must […]
A few thoughts as we enter 2014
Happy New Year! It’s been an extremely exciting year for application development and it is bound to be even more so in 2014! I’d like to take a moment to comment on some of the exiting changes we are seeing in the application development world. But first, let me take the opportunity to thank the […]
In a world of mobile and cloud technologies, do IT certifications still matter?
IT certifications have long been touted as a ticket to job security and career advancement. Today, however, the cloud has fundamentally changed the nature of IT. It’s no longer about being an infrastructure expert or a code specialist. IT workers must adopt more versatile roles. Certifications still matter, but not in the way that they used […]
When is agile not enough?
Why silicon in the data center has become interesting again
After more than a decade, the battle for the server silicon and control of the data center is about to re-ignite again. Intel may have dominated the data center since the 1990s, but with players such as ARM Holdings powering the chips in nearly every mobile device and established companies like IBM still pulling tricks […]
DevOps: Agile Delivery for Competitive Edge
What does it take to be a market leader? In today’s fiercely competitive landscape, application leadership holds the key. Modern web and mobile applications are the new face of business and a key driver of revenue, and agility is the new competitive edge. Today’s business leaders are looking to their IT organizations to deliver high […]