Painless Bug Testing through the Isolation of Variables

March 9, 2019 / No Comment

Do you know why it’s crucial to catch your broken functionality before sending it to production?
QA resources waste time through long, protracted test efforts that try to hammer all of their bug testing through the UI at the end of (or after) development. One of the main problems with this approach is that it becomes tough to isolate […]
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Starting the DevOps Journey

July 19, 2018 / No Comment

Is your team ready for DevOps?

DevOps, or Development and Operations, is the integration of the people, process and tools required to deliver high-quality software in an agile manner from concept all the way to production.
In its simplest terms, DevOps is the what holds a development team and operations team together so that they understand what each other […]
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DevOps Presentation: Reality or Fiction

April 24, 2018 / 3 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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The Feasibility of Test Automation

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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DevOps Metrics

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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