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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)

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 45: DevOps and Security

One of our recent Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) podcast episodes focused on best practices around the tenets of DevOps and Security. Our expert panel included: Andreas Wittig, author of “Amazon Web Services in Action” and software engineer, speaker, teacher and consultant; Dave Bechberger, a senior architect and developer at Expero; J. Paul Reed, an internationally recognized speaker on DevOps, release engineering, and operations complexity; Martin Cron, principal engineer at WiserCare; Sukhbir Dhillon, founder of Addteq; and our very own Anders Wallgrenand Sam Fell. During the... (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)

That DOES it! Wrapping up DOES16

We just wrapped up three days at the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) in San Francisco. As the founding partner to IT Revolution, it was the third that Electric Cloud has been part of this event and it just keeps getting better and better. More than 1,300 people attended and jammed into sessions to hear speakers from industries across the spectrum – from Financial Services, Entertainment, Retail, to Government, Aviation, Healthcare/Medical, and more. One of the key takeaways we gleaned is an important indicator for how the DevOps industry is morphing. The conversation has trans... (more)

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 46: Deployment Automation 2.0

On this episode of our Continuous Discussions video podcast,  our expert panel included: Juni Mukherjee, author of Author of “Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Where Does It Choke?”; Martin Cron, principal engineer at WiserCare; J. Paul Reed, an internationally recognized speaker on DevOps, release engineering, and operations complexity;Robert Firek, software craftsman at Codurance, plus DevOps engineer, Java programmer and Agile practitioner; Taco Bakker, a LEAN Six Sigma black belt focusing on CD; and our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell. During the episode, we discussed mus... (more)