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Anders Wallgren

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With applications the driving force in today's economy, the quality and release cadence of your software are critical to your business and your bottom line. You want to get software updated in the hands of your end users as quickly as possible. However, even the fastest release cycle wouldn't make a difference if your product ends up being buggy or malfunctioning, resulting in a bad user experience or service interruption. I want to take a look at one of the most important (if not the most important) aspects of the software delivery process: testing! As software teams become more mature in their implementation of DevOps and continuous delivery to streamline their software delivery, testing takes a central role as a prerequisite to these practices. You need to have testing on your mind from the very beginning, and plan your testing as part of the initial stages of d... (more)

Safely Deploy Microservices and Containers at Scale with ElectricFlow

Microservices and container adoption promises an ideal where everything is a microservice packaged in a container.  New functionality gets built quickly and delivered instantly across multiple clouds and environments.  Everyone will enjoy speed, flexibility, predictability, restful nights, and regular family meals because of a microservices architecture and container utilization. Then there’s the reality. We’re still in the very early days of the container lifecycle.  Tools are native to the container engine, which fragments development and deployment.  No one container engine... (more)

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 50 – Special Episode with Gene Kim and the DOES16 Speakers

This morning we had our first in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16)speakers. We discussed the role of middle managers in leading DevOps adoption in the enterprise and scaling DevOps throughout your organization; How Conway’s law (and the “Reverse Conway’s Law”) comes into play in DevOps and in IT and developer productivity; What are some of the DevOps challenges our speakers and the conference programming committee identify, and some patterns for addressing them; the importance of co... (more)

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 48: Process-as-Code | #DevOps

Last week, we hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) video podcast, featuring expert panelists discussing process as code. Our expert panel included: David-Blank Edelman, technical evangelist for Apcera;Juni Mukherjee, Author of “Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Where Does It Choke?”;J. Paul Reed, managing partner of Release Engineering Approaches; Mark Chassy, product director at Orson Software; Michael Wittig, Author of “Amazon Web Services in Action”; and, our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell. During the episode, panelists discussed their definitions of... (more)

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 48 – Process-as-Code

This morning on #c9d9 we talked about Process-as-Code. DevOps at scale requires predictability and consistency. Your application code is versioned. Infrastructure-as-code defines your environments. But what about the process? How do you define your processes as code? What are some use cases and best-practices for ensuring your automation is versionable, testable, and repeatable. Watch the replay of the episode :     This episode features: David-Blank Edelman Technical Evangelist (with a hard ‘g’) for Apcera. USENIX board member. Talkin’ about System Administration/DevOps/SRE, P... (more)