Agile & DevOps Archive

Tracking PHP Application Events with AppDynamics

Event Tracking All too often PHP engineers find themselves repeating the same tasks to triage their application problems. Issues can range from poorly written code to database bottlenecks, slow remote service API calls, or machine issues including I/O bottlenecks — whether hardware or network related. In certain cases, these issues are nearly ...Read More

Measuring Your DevOps Success

A survey from the Vanson Bourne market research agency (with CA) late in 2013 indicated that 39% of those surveyed had adopted some form of DevOps and 27% were planning to do so in the near future. Despite this being such a hot topic in the IT sector, and with a high ...Read More

Quantifying the value of DevOps

In my experience when you work in IT the executive team rarely focuses on your team until you experience a catastrophic failure – once you do you are the center of attention until services are back to normal. It is easy to ignore the background work that IT teams spend most of ...Read More

DevOps Scares Me – Part 2

What is DevOps? In the first post of this series, my colleague Jim Hirschauer defined what DevOps means and how it impacts organizations. He concluded DevOps is defined as “A software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology professionals with the goal of automating as ...Read More

DevOps Scares Me – Part 1

DevOps is scary stuff for us pure Ops folks that thought they left coding behind a long, long time ago. Most of us Ops people can hack out some basic (or maybe even advanced) shell scripts in Perl, ksh, bash, csh, etc… But the term DevOps alone makes me cringe and think ...Read More

Buzzword Bingo by UrbanDictionary.com

It seems like every article, tweet, blog post I read someone has a different definition of the same buzzwords – especially in technology.  Mentioning cloud or big data on a tech blog is like bringing sand to the beach. That’s one of the reasons why we made The Real DevOps of Silicon Valley - to make ...Read More

The Real DevOps of Silicon Valley

Disclaimer: No DevOps were harmed during the filming of this production. ...Read More

Online Satisfaction Is $ In Your Company’s Pocket

This week Target announced that they will now be price matching BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and ToysRUs.com’s prices all year-long – not just during the holiday season.  Talk about competitive edge.  ”Showrooming” is just one of the latest ways for retailers to make sure that THEY are the ones you spend your money with. ...Read More

Seven Habits of DevOps

As you may have heard by now, Stephen Covey – the author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” passed away this week. He published this book for the first time in 1989, just as I was entering the workforce and had a strong influence on how I analyzed my own effectiveness. ...Read More

2 Fast 2 Furious: When Organizations become too Agile

Taken from JAX Conference Keynote 2012 in Mainz: Declaring yourself “Agile” no longer means you’re automatically cool or competitive. It might have in the olden days, when teams would be considered agile if they did 5 releases a year–but the word today has assumed a completely different meaning. Now, many organizations will ...Read More
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