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Understanding DevOps – Part 5: Infrastructure as Code

Imagine you are a seasoned operations engineer (you know, neck beard and all). Over your career you have most certainly developed a toolkit of scripts that you can use, with minor changes, to perform all your regular tasks of provisioning and managing the plethora of environments you have seen and dealt with over the years. […]

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Video presentation of my session on Mobile DevOps at MoDevEast 2012

I presented at the MoDevEast conference last month. The conference was a major success – over 400 attendees. It was followed by a hackathon (that my son and I won a prize at). My session was titled DevOps for Cross-platform Mobile Apps. The slides and original abstract were posted in my earlier blog post. The […]

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Leveraging DevOps in a ‘water-SCRUM-fall’ world – my Post on IBM’s Invisible Thread Blog

Water-SCRUM-fall is a concept I have discussed at length in my earlier blog post on the same topic. DevOps is a movement that addresses some of the key challenges brought about by water-SCRUM-fall. I wrote a post for IBM’s Invisible Thread blog on DeveloperWorks on how DevOps can be leveraged and its principles applied to address these […]

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Understanding DevOps – Part 2: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

In Part 1 of this series on Understand DevOps, I introduced the definition of the term DevOps. In Part 2, I am going to extend that definition to include two key components of a DevOps solution – Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. These are two concepts that focus on minimizing Cycle Time – the time […]

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Learnt at IBM Innovate: Trends and challenges of Software Supply Chains

IBM Innovate, held a few months ago in Orlando, FL was an excellent conference. I was there for four packed days. As a tech sales professional, such events end up being a non-stop series of customer meetings, interrupted by meals and long evening outings at local restaurants. I did however manage to sneak in a […]

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I am looking forward to IBM Innovate and so should you.

IBMs Rational brand has its annual users conference – IBM Innovate – next week, in Orlando, FL. I am really looking forward to it. Having worked for Rational for over a decade, it is my ‘home conference’ and my favorite (Yes, I am biased. What can I say?). All developers, development managers, executives and consultants […]

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So, what is ‘Water-SCRUM-fall’?

The realities of Agile in the Enterprise When I first heard the term ‘Water-SCRUM-fall’ from a customer, I thought it was a tongue-in-cheek comment describing their dysfunctional approach to agile or probably a reference to a Dilbert strip I had missed. Then I heard a VP of development at IBM mention it on an internal […]

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