DevOps
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It's no surprise that I'm passionate about DevOps. I think that has to do with my personality - my top five StrengthsFinder strengths are Strategic, Ideation, Learner, Activator, Achiever. I love the combination of people and tools that DevOps brings together. Being deeply technical and also fascinated by how people interact means I'm built for DevOps consulting. Add to that my love of learning, ...
DevOps
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There are a lot of ALM MVPs that advocate the "One Team Project to Rule Them All" when it comes to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS). I've been recommending it for a long time to any customer I work with. My recommendation was based mostly on experience - I've experienced far too much pain when organizations have multiple Team Projects, or even worse, multiple ...
ReleaseManagement
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Recently I was working with a customer that was struggling with test environments. Their environments are complex and take many weeks to provision and configure - so they are generally kept around even though some of them are not frequently used. Besides a laborious, error-prone manual install and configuration process that usually takes over 10 business days, the team has to maintain all the ...
docker
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I love containers. I've said before that I think they're the future. Just as hardly anyone installs on tin any more since we're so comfortable with Virtualization, I think that in a few years time hardly anyone will deploy VMs - we'll all be on containers. However, container orchestration is still a challenge. Do you choose Kubernetes or Swarm or DCOS? (For my money I think Kubernetes is the way ...