Author: Robert Murphy

DevOps Culture: Building Confidence in Delivery

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

Delivering software as rapidly as your technology and business will allow should be the main goal of any organized engineering team. Each organization, project and team must define what the cadence of delivery will be. Regardless of the frequency of your deployments, it’s the responsibility of your DevOps team to provide the guidance and technology … Continue reading DevOps Culture: Building Confidence in Delivery

DevOps Culture: Self-Service-as-a-Service

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

Everything these days is a blah-blah-as-a-service, and your development lifecycle should be no different. When you provide a well working and documented services that your team can use to provision resources and introduce change in a controlled way; you will enable your teams to innovate and focus on building value for your customers. How do … Continue reading DevOps Culture: Self-Service-as-a-Service

The DevOps Culture: Empowering Your Team

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Robert Murphy | 2 Comments

DevOps is a software development practice that specializes in the frequent delivery of software features and improvements. Through rapid integration of changes and receipt of feedback we build a culture of confidence and reliability in the software lifecycle. Additionally, teams that follow these practices are highly productive for their organizations and themselves. Successfully employing “DevOps” … Continue reading The DevOps Culture: Empowering Your Team

Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Robert Murphy | 2 Comments

In this blog post, you’ll see an example of Application Auto Scaling for the Amazon ECS (EC2 Container Service). Automatic scaling of the container instances in your ECS cluster has been a feature for quite some time, but until recently you were not able to scale the tasks in your ECS service with built-in technology from AWS. In May of 2016, Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS was … Continue reading Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

My friend and colleague, Stephen Goncher and I got to spend some real time recently implementing a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline using only Ruby. We were successful in developing a new module in our pipeline gem that handles many of the docker engine needs without having to skimp out on testing and code … Continue reading Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

Stelligent Bookclub: “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” by Michael Feathers

Posted on October 4, 2016 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

If you’re a member of the tech industry then you’ve probably had to work with legacy code — those ancient systems that just hold everything together. Not every project is greenfield, thus “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” by Michael Feathers is a book that has a reputation that would provide a good insight into how … Continue reading Stelligent Bookclub: “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” by Michael Feathers

Cross-Account Access Control with Amazon STS for DynamoDB

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

In this post, we’ll be talking about creating cross-account access for DynamoDB. DynamoDB is a NoSQL Database in the cloud provided by Amazon Web Services. Whether you’re creating a production deployment pipeline that leverages a shared Keystore or deploying an application in multiple accounts with shared resources, you may find yourself wondering how to provide … Continue reading Cross-Account Access Control with Amazon STS for DynamoDB