DevOps
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Azure’s Service Fabric is breathtaking – the platform allows you to create truly “born in the cloud” apps that can really scale. The platform takes care of the plumbing for you so that you can concentrate on business value in your apps. If you’re looking to create cloud apps, then make sure you take some time to investigate Service Fabric. Publishing Service Fabric Apps Unfortunately, most of the ...
AppInsights
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Ever since Application Insights (AppInsights) was released, I’ve loved it. Getting tons of analytics about site usage, performance and diagnostics – pretty much for free – makes adding Application Performance Monitoring (APM) to you application a no-brainer. If you aren’t using AppInsights, then you really should be. APM is the black sheep of DevOps – most teams are concentrating on getting ...
DevOps
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This post was originally posted on our Northwest Cadence blog – but I feel it’s a really important post, so I’m cross-posting it here! I recently worked at a customer that had created a DevOps team in addition to their Ops and Development teams. While I appreciated the attempt to improve their processes, inwardly I was horrified. Just as DevOps is not a product, I think it is bad practice to ...
DevOps
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Edith Harbaugh published a though-provoking post called Staging Servers Must Die with the byline “so continuous delivery may live.” She asserts something which I’d never really considered before: that separate, cascading Dev, QA, Staging and Prod environments is a hangover from Waterfall development. Agility = No Build or Staging? Harbaugh makes some bold assertions about what she calls “DevOps ...