Architecture principles epitomize architecture's function: to clearly define the necessary constraints on a system's design without prescriptively defining all the design details. A good set of principles can provide context and justification for design decisions and can foster team collaboration and communication.
Automated builds and delivery pipelines are a wonderful thing once they’re operational. But provisioning build agents can be quite painful. It can be greatly simplified by running tools in containers.
People Re-engineering is a concept bundling whatever's needed to keep software people fit to meet the growing and pressing challenges caused by merciless market demands. A typical implementation of the concept includes efforts along five axes: Mentoring and Coaching, Leadership Enablement, Team Energizing, Executive Engagement and finally Monitoring to measure results and steer efforts.
At Agile 2016, Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud spoke about the importance of metrics for DevOps success, selecting the right things to measure and the importance of having a generative culture
The key to effective database administration in DevOps initiatives is safe automation and enforced source control for the database, which prevents many errors from reaching the deployment stage.
This article focuses on how cultural differences influence collaboration in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to bridge cultural differences between team members.
JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications. This book is the manual that should have been included to help surmount the learning curve.
The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.
Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1
At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.
This article introduces Inclusive Collaboration and describes the Silence Experiment to help teams consider different aspects of collaboration and work more effectively with all types of minds. 3
At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.