Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud

Anders Wallgren

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Measure Twice - Cut Once: The Benefits of Test-Driven Development Automated software testing continues to play a vital role in enterprise software delivery and the speed with which software-driven organizations can begin to produce value. You want to ensure quality software, alongside fast time to market. How do you balance the need for speed with the need to test everything to deliver high-quality software to the end user? At last year's DevOps Enterprise Summit, which Electric Cloud hosts in partnership with Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project, Kim asked every speaker to end their presentation with a slide that covered one of the two following topics: "Here's what I don't know how to do" or "Here's what I'm looking for help with." This gave all attendees at the summit insight into the top enterprise IT problems facing the DevOps community at large. It came as ... (more)

Leading a DevOps Transformation: Challenges

We recently kicked off our 2017 season of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast with an episode featuring a panel of speakers from DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16), discussing Leading Change – the key theme for the conference this past year. Our expert panel included: Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DORA; Paula Thrasher, director of Digital Services at CSRA; Pauly Comtois, VP at Hearst; Ross Clanton, DevOps Fellow at Verizon; Steve Mayner, Agile coach, mentor, thought leader and strategist; and, our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell. During the episo... (more)

DevOps Luminaries Share Tips For Leading a DevOps Transformation

We’re BACK! For our first episode of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast for 2017, we talked about Leading Change. For your DevOps transformation to be successful, leaders need to inspire, motivate and empower teams – to foster the right culture and work practices to facilitate a DevOps change.   Challenges Leading a DevOps Change This morning on the show, we had an esteem panel of DevOps experts – all DOES16 speakers – who shared some of the common challenges and tips for success for leading a DevOps transformation in large organizations. Watch the recording of the episode ... (more)

Testing, #DevOps and #ContinuousDelivery| @DevOpsSummit #Monitoring

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 mor... (more)

The Hard Truths about Microservices and Software Delivery

Everybody’s talking about Microservices right now. But are you having trouble figuring out what it means for you? At the recent LISA conference which took place last month in Boston, I had the pleasure of giving a joint talk with Avan Mathur, Product Manager of ElectricFlow, on Microservices. With Microservices, what was once one application, with self-contained processes, is now a complex set of independent services that connect via the network. Each microservice is developed and deployed independently, often using different languages, technology stacks, and tools. While Micros... (more)