Category: Dev, Test, Optimisation

AWS Technology
AWS DevOps, tooling and process

DevOps is a combination of specific engineering practices and patterns, followed by cultural changes that increase an organization’s or team’s ability to deliver high-quality products quickly.  Most organizations have adopted DevOps to some extent, and

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Application Transformation
Jenkins and Continuous Integration and Builds

  (Steps to deploy a Jenkins build server in AWS https://d1.awsstatic.com/Projects/P5505030/aws-project_Jenkins-build-server.pdf) Continuous integration takes code from source control to deployment readiness in a centralized repository. DevOps teams can also turn code into an artifact for

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Cloud Design Goals
IaC Books and Summer reading

Infrastructure as code (IaC), attempts to codify the underlying deployment infrastructure.  There are 2 broad categories: continuous deployment, or continuous delivery.  They are slightly different concepts with continuous deployment seamlessly integrating with the usual ‘infinity

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Dev, Test, Optimisation
DevOps Summary of processes, challenges

DevOps Summary of processes, challenges   Redacted from Source. Feel the magic  For most firms there is little magic in Dev-Ops.  Mostly buzzwords.  As with ‘Agile’, tepid use of Dev-Ops does not mean you have ‘Dev-Ops’. 

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Dev, Test, Optimisation
DevOps vs GitOps (be aware of buzzwords)

DevOps vs GitOps (be aware of buzzwords)   DevOps vs GitOps  Source    Most firms do not have viable or efficient Development-Operations processes.  From managing code to integrated branch-trunk strategies, through to integrated testing and rollbacks,

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Dev, Test, Optimisation
Defining what DevOps really means

Defining what DevOps really means     Many large firms run into trouble when trying to standardise their development and operational-support processes.  They follow ‘DevOps’ guidelines, usually invoking some tepid form of ‘Agile’.  When the

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Dev, Test, Optimisation
Java 14 is released

Source Oracle released JDK 14, its reference implementation of the Java 14 specification.   Java 14 shows up six months after Java 13, reflecting the accelerated release cadence adopted to move the code away from

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Dev, Test, Optimisation
Orchestrating Automated Activities

An orchestrator refers to a software system programmed with workflow rules and business logic that facilitates automated actions and integrated connectors to external software systems. Many IT organizations create scripts to automate manual tasks; however,

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