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  • How to Debug Your Team: QCon London Q&A

    Lisa van Gelder spoke about debugging your team at QCon London 2020, where she presented her toolkit for how to diagnose and address issues with a team’s pace of delivery. “It is all about ensuring they have mastery, autonomy, purpose and psychological safety”, she said. She uses that toolkit to introduce change to teams in a way that gets the buy-in from the team.

  • DevOps beyond Development and Operations with Patrick Debois at QCon London

    Patrick Debois talked at QCon London about thinking of DevOps beyond development and operation silos. DevOps is inherently complex, and there are other risks, challenges, and bottlenecks outside the software delivery pipeline where collaboration is vital, for instance, when collaborating with other groups like suppliers, HR, marketing, sales, finance, or legal.

  • Microsoft Releases Azure App Configuration to General Availability

    Azure App Configuration is a new service on Microsoft's Cloud Platform, allowing developers to centralize their application configuration and feature settings in a secure and straightforward manner. In a recent Microsoft Azure update, the public cloud vendor announced the general availability of this service.

  • How Leaders Can Foster High-Performing Teams

    A leader can act as a coach, provide opportunities for ownership, and find out what motivates people to foster high performing teams. It also helps teams if leaders have powerful and meaningful conversations with team members and give vocal feedback face to face to team members.

  • Algorithmia Adds GitHub Integration to Machine Learning Platform

    Algorithmia, an AI model management automation platform for data scientists and machine learning (ML) engineers, now integrates with GitHub.

  • Effective Product Development for the 2020s

    Ram Sivasankaran examined the market failures of Google’s social media attempts, Kodak and Blockbusters. His analysis identified slow adoption of technology, a lack of data-driven decision-making and low customer focus. Martin Reeves and Bill Lydon have also both written about a more competitive market in the 2020s, requiring the adoption of product strategies which embrace emergent technologies.

  • Avoiding Loneliness as a Servant Leader

    Team success is often celebrated without recognizing or acknowledging the role the servant leader has played. A lot of what they do can go undocumented or is not always visible to others. To avoid loneliness, servant leaders can create support networks to share what they do, celebrate successes with peers, blog about how they do it, and give demos to management about their accomplishments.

  • Amazon Releases CLI v2, Includes SSO and Interactive Usability Features

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced the general availability (GA) of AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) v2. Within this version of the CLI, features such as AWS Single Sign-On (SSO), interactive wizards, server-side auto completion and auto prompts are included. In addition, having Python installed is no longer a pre-requisite and the CLI is supported on Windows, Linux and macOS.

  • What Will the Next 10 Years of Continuous Delivery Look Like?

    Dave Farley and Jez Humble talked at the DeliveryConf about their expectations for the next ten years of Continous Delivery (CD). For CD to succeed, the IT industry needs to focus on three performance aspects: technical, organizational, and cultural–all profoundly interrelated. DORA's report has shown that technical practices can lead the change, but they alone aren't enough.

  • New GitHub CLI Enables Working with Issues and PRs from the Command Line

    GitHub has just beta-released GitHub CLI, an open-source tool that allows developers to work with issues and pull requests from the command line. Written in Go, GitHub CLI can be installed on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

  • Building a Generative Culture at Redgate: QCon London Q&A

    A generative culture has a clear sense of mission and there’s a high degree of cooperation and learning. In a generative culture, people have the time to learn and the space to bring in new ideas. Jeff Foster, head of product engineering at Redgate, will present how Redgate improved the way they build products by developing a generative culture at QCon London 2020.

  • WKSctl: a Tool for Kubernetes Cluster Management Using GitOps

    WKSctl is an open-source project to install, bootstrap, and manage Kubernetes clusters, including add-ons, through SSH. WKSctl is a provider of the Cluster API (CAPI) using the GitOps approach. Kubernetes cluster configuration is defined in YAML, and WKSctl applies the updates after every push in Git, allowing users to have repeatable clusters on-demand.

  • Jenkins Creator Launches ML Startup in Continuous Risk-Based Testing

    Jenkins creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, starts Launchable, a startup using machine learning to identify risk-based tests. Testing thought leader Wayne Ariola also writes about the need for a continuous testing approach, where targeted risk-based tests help provide confidence for continuous delivery.

  • Bazel 2.0 Released with Performance and Stability Improvements

    Bazel, the build and test tool that is based off of Google's internal build tool Blaze, recently released version 2.0. This release introduces a few flagged changes that will be incompatible with past versions as well as a number of other stability and performance improvements.

  • Collaborative Decision-Making in Self-Organizing Teams

    Giving people the opportunity to express their full potential in self-organizing teams is the best way to make an organization thrive today, argued Lorenzo Massacci. At Agile Business Day 2019, he presented how teams that organize themselves can continuously make decisions effectively and efficiently.

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