DevOps Presentation: Reality or Fiction

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April 24, 2018 / 4 Comments

Today I did an online presentation to Sierra Systems on the Topic of DevOps.  We had some great discussions regarding:

How do you move to DevOps from when you are starting with an immature team?
What are the biggest obstacles to successful DevOps
What tooling do you recommend (My demos used Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team System)
How does […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: DevOps, Downloads, Presentations

Deciding to Write a Wrapper

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October 10, 2017 / No Comment

Two things happened around the time I finished up writing a wrapper for Microsoft’s UITestControl class: I wondered if I should do the same thing for a web testing technology like Selenium, and I discovered that at least some discussions exist on if wrappers could be considered an antipattern. As I began to investigate writing a wrapper for Selenium, and […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: DevOps, Test

Deploying your app with Squirrel

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July 18, 2017 / No Comment

Application deployment made easy
 
Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations.

There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the automatic updates and […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, DevOps, NuGet, Windows

The Feasibility of Test Automation

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May 26, 2017 / No Comment

With proper tools, technical approaches, and processes, automated testing improves software quality, time to market, and reduces overall costs. Starting early in the development process and maintaining a pragmatic approach will maximize chances of success. However, there is no “one size fits all” approach; proper approaches vary based on team resources and project needs. The correct approach will result in […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: DevOps, Test

How I Installed Software on a Server using PowerShell

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May 1, 2017 / No Comment

I was tasked with installing custom and generic software on a dozen new servers. As an SDET, I have never done this type of task before, so I googled some methods for automating this process since manually installing each server was time-consuming. PowerShell seemed to be the logical tool for running through my list of tasks. I was able to install all the necessary […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: About, Blog, DevOps, PowerShell, SQL, Test

DevOps Metrics

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October 20, 2015 / 3 Comments

For the past several months, I have been participating with the DevOps Metrics team following the DevOps Forum 2015 earlier this year. The topic of discussion was Metrics related to DevOps and today I presented on the topic at the 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco in a talk entitled Metrics that Matter.  The slides for this can be […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: ALM, Blog, DevOps