"in the process of “aligning” Agile teams with corporate goals such as making quarterly profits and pumping up the stock price, SAFe destroys the very essence of Agile"
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Optimized Flash Storage Platforms: Disrupting the Economics of the Data ...
When you consider the total cost of ownership, an optimized flash platform costs less than legacy disk-based storage, hybrid storage, or eve
Creating windows base images using Packer and Boxstarter
I've written a couple posts on how to create vagrant boxes for windows and how to try and get the base image as small as possible. These pos
Building Real Software: Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Te...
Feature flags or config flags aka feature toggles aka flippers are an important part of Devops practices like dark launching (releasing feat
Update on Stack Overflow's Recovery Strategy with SQL Server 2014 - Bren...
Back in 2009 (wow, seems like only yesterday!), I wrote about designing a recovery strategy for Stack Overflow. Back then, I wrote: With the
DevOpsRun: DevOps is great but what about Run? | The IT Skeptic
Is there a bigger picture than DevOps? (I defined it here). In theory no, it encompasses the whole IT lifecycle of services. But in practice
What DONE Looks Like in DevOps | The Agile Management Blog
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes
Dropwizard, Hibernate, mySQL, & Deadlocks | Javalobby
Ignorance can be bliss. Well, it can be blissful until your application encounters production loads and begins to wail. Fortunately, you loa
Inspired by... Tech - "Did virtualisation create DevOps? Will Containeri...
--- My Inspiration --- Since mid/late 2014 I have noticed some interesting consequence of containerisation within areas of DevOps and people
Court invalidates four HP patents under Alice | Lexology
A California federal judge invalidated four out of eight technology patents that Hewlett-Packard accused a competitor of infringing. HP clai
Celebrating Ada Lovelace - An exhibition | BCS Academy of Computing
In 2015 the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of computer visionary Ada Lovelace. The centrepiece of th
The end of the good old ITIL world | | Vom Kennen zum Können zum Tun
Almost over decades, internal IT organizations have been busy trying to understand how to move away from technology focused 20th century typ
Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department - DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (ra