When I talk about DevOps, I usually don't focus on the things like pipelines or automation. While these topics and activities can be part of DevOps, there is so much more to it. I'm sure this will be a multipart blog series so lets get started. The Definition Let's make sure we are all on … Continue reading DevOps – The Stakeholders
A common issue I see when discussing DevOps with teams or organizations is the presence of Organizational Silos. Organizational Silos are made up of all types of people. Sometimes its a job type, like developers, qa, or infrastructure. Sometimes its a department, like accounting, or hr. Whatever the composition of these silos, they usually impact … Continue reading Shared Focus – Using The First Way with DevOps
This is a phrase I end up using a lot while talking with clients. I used to use a different phrase about elephants but moved away from that language to be more respectful. Let's start with what it means, at least in the context I use it, and why this phrase is so useful when … Continue reading How Do You Boil the Ocean?
As a DevOps Consultant a lot of what I do is spent on People and Processes. If you remember the definition of DevOps that I love is from Donovan Brown, “DevOps is the union of People, Processes, and Products to continuously deliver value to our end users”. I want to keep reiterating this, continuously deliver value to our end users. I bring this … Continue reading Snake Oil DevOps – BEWARE!
What Isn’t DevOps? Before I define DevOps, let’s get started with what DevOps isn’t. DevOps isn’t just a title, or a guy, or a department. DevOps isn’t just automating everying, and isn’t just logging everything. DevOps isn’t dozens of alerts every day, and isn’t an on-call rotation. DevOps isn’t agile or small releases. DevOps is a mindset. … Continue reading What is DevOps?
https://email@example.com I'm presenting soon on Advanced Git. I feel a lot of Developers and DevOps engineers know enough git to the job, but sometimes that's it. I want to help people be more comfortable with the git command line, and help alleviate some fear or hesitation in dealing with git edge cases. While researching things, … Continue reading Some Tools to Help Present Git
I'm running on a Windows Insider Slow build so that I can leverage WSL 2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux v 2. Its pretty incredible, because there's now a Linux kernel inside Windows. Ubuntu is fast, its a wonderful development experience all my favorite linux tools. I can't wait for this to be out of … Continue reading WSL2, Docker, and Time
This blog was posted as part of the Third Annual C# Advent. Make sure to check out everyone else's work when you're done here Depenency Injection, or DI, is a Software Architecture Design Pattern. DI is something that comes up during discussions on SOLID, IoC (Inversion of Control), testing, and refactoring. I want to speak … Continue reading Dependency Injection, Architecture, and Testing
I have been starting to speak and present a lot more, and was looking into great tools like Carnac and KeyPosé. But I just found out today about a feature I didn't know existed inside Visual Studio Code, Screencast mode. This was introduced in January 2019. How did I miss it? To enable and use … Continue reading Presenting with VS Code – Screencast mode
I've been a developer for a long time, writing APIs and clients to consume them. When an API is around long enough, it needs to change. I've versioned APIs in the past using a number of different techniques. Some successful, some painful. Now I realize this discussion is like the VI/Emacs conflict, the Tab/Space wars, … Continue reading RESTful API Versioning