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Release! Card Game Adds New Twist to Software Development

By Michael Kanasoot, July 17, 2014

We're pretty stoked to announce that we're backing an exciting project on Kickstarter - "Release!", a card game about making software inspired by development strategies like Lean, Agile, and DevOps.

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6 Reasons IT Needs PaaS

By Kathy Thomas, July 15, 2014

Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud, while tempting, is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.

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5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

By Ho Ming Li, July 2, 2014
5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

In my talk at Silicon Valley DevOpsDays last week, I wanted to bring about awareness, discuss some of the lessons learned, and offer some thoughts and tips about bringing DevOps to an organization. I've listed below five common barriers and ways to overcome them.

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The Status Quo is Killing Innovation

By Kathy Thomas, June 12, 2014

Status-Quo-is-Killing-Innovation I listened to the recording of Michael Coté's keynote on the second day of DevOpsDays Austin and I felt like a few of my questions have been answered with respect to DevOps and PaaS. Bottom line: while change is happening, it seems to be moving at slower pace than expected.

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10 Steps To The Cloud

By Phil Whelan, February 20, 2014

ladder to the sky In this post we will look at common steps IT organizations take when adopting cloud technologies. From starting small, and gaining expertise, to rolling out IaaS, PaaS and continuous integration. We look at one possible route you might take.

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DevOps: Self-Service

By Phil Whelan, February 17, 2014

Piggly Wiggly Have you ever strolled down the aisles of a grocery store, found the items you wanted, checked the prices, put them in your basket, then headed off to the checkout? Of course you have. This is what is known as "self-service". This is also a term that is becoming familiar to software developers. Providing self-service should be included in the mandate of modern IT Operations teams.

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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

By Ho Ming Li, February 7, 2014

This post touches on issues that are top-of-mind for developers and IT Operations, introducing the concept of abstracting applications from infrastructure, and the value it brings.

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DevOps: Hero Culture

By Phil Whelan, January 23, 2014

I often speak with Operations people, whether it be at conferences, meetups, through the grapevine, or random encounters. A common theme I hear spoken of is that of the firefighters. Firefighters are the ones who are often up at 3am frantically trying to keep systems online. The flip-side to this is the fire preventers.

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Dev Done Wrong - An Interview With Gabriel Hurley

By Phil Whelan, January 13, 2014

In this post we interview Gabriel Hurley, Manager of Nebula’s Platform Team. Gabriel talks about what they do not teach you at school, community-based development and using GitHub as your resume. He also talks about how keeping it simple is not always sustainable, things to consider when building scalable systems and repeatability.

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A Look Back At 2013 And Forward To 2014

By Phil Whelan, December 30, 2013

As we conclude 2013 and prepare to start a new year of technological wonder, I thought it would be good to look back at this past year from ActiveState’s point-of-view in the arena of PaaS, Cloud Foundry and other interesting things such as Docker.

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