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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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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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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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