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Microservices and PaaS - Part II

By John Wetherill, August 19, 2014

Don't name your chickens!This is a continuation of the Microservices and PaaS - Part I blog post I wrote last week, which was an attempt to distil the wealth of information presented at the microservices meetup hosted by Cisco, with Adrian Cockcroft and other

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Microservices and PaaS - Part I

By John Wetherill, August 14, 2014

Microservices and PaaSNot long ago, the main application behind Netflix.com was delivered as a single war file. Imagine the process, complexity, and cost involved in delivering a simple new feature to this behemoth application. Tickets were submitted, multiple teams were engaged, VP approval was required, hours/days of time elapsed, exhaustive test-suites were run, complex deployment procedures were invoked.

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DevOps: Tools Vs Culture

By Phil Whelan, August 11, 2014

DevOps: Tools Vs Culture DevOps is a marriage between tools and culture. If you are just using the tools that you heard about at a recent DevOps Days and not also embracing the culture (or at least working towards it) then you're not really "doing DevOps".

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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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