DevOps Culture: Building Confidence in Delivery

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 Read more…

The DevOps Culture: Empowering Your Team

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” Read more…

Sharing for the People: Stelligentsia Publications

Many moons ago, Jonny coined the term “Stelligentsia” to refer to our small, merry band of technologists at the time. Times have changed and the team has grown by a factor of 10 but we strive to live up to the name as all things DevOps and AWS continues to evolve. We find the best way to do this is Read more…

Beyond Continuous Deployment

Using smart algorithms, code is automatically integrated and pushed to production in nanoseconds as a developer continues to work as long as it passes myriad validation and verification checks in the deployment pipeline. The developer is notified of success or failure in nanoseconds passively through their work environment. Read more…

Infrastructure as Code – Soofi’s Gold

If you read our earlier post , Infrastructure as Code – A Hit at re:Invent 2015, you know how excited we were about presenting at October’s AWS re:Invent conference. For me, the best takeaways of that awesome session came from Soofi Safavi’s inspired delivery regarding his experience as CTO of a large enterprise (Radian Guaranty) Read more…

Creating a Secure Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services

Many organizations require a secure infrastructure. I’ve yet to meet a customer that says that security isn’t a concern. But, the decision on “how secure?” should be closely associated with a risk analysis for your organization. Since Amazon Web Services (AWS) is often referred to as a “public cloud”, people sometimes infer that “public” must Read more…

Why the Private Cloud is a Lie and other Myths of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of essential characteristics, deployment models, and Read more…

How to Run a Four-Minute Mile and Accelerate Software Development

The “impossible” four-minute mile was accomplished by Sir Roger Bannister on a windy day in May of 1954. Now you can do it too. It is not that complicated when you think about it: just run four consecutive quarter-mile sprints in under sixty seconds each. Okay, so maybe the actual execution isn’t trivial. But his Read more…