An interview with Paula Thrasher, Application Delivery Lead at CSC and DevOps pioneer in government circles on how to combat inefficiencies.  I recently caught up with Paula Thrasher, Application Delivery Lead at CSC and DevOps pioneer in government circles. In our conversation, we discussed a number of important topics including cross-functional teams, software supply chains, […]

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Sonatype’s Mark Miller (@TSWAlliance) caught up with Ian Buchanan (@devpartisan) for our 2016 DevOps Leadership Series. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppet, and Datadog. Ian Buchanan: I’m Ian Buchanan. I’m a Developer Partisan at Atlassian, which is developer advocacy for our developer tools. […]

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An interview with Chris Corriere at Autotrader on the definition of Rugged DevOps and how it interacts with security. I had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Corriere — DevOps Engineer at AutoTrader — to talk about his experiences in the realm of Rugged DevOps.  We discussed automation, culture and collaboration, and which thought […]

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I had the chance to catch up with Jeff Sussna ahead of his keynote address on continuous design, scheduled for DevOpsDays Atlanta, April 26-27. Jeff discussed the importance of designing for service, responding to the unexpected, and the importance of building empathy across teams. Derek Weeks: Today, I’m really happy that we have Jeff Sussna […]

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You might already know them from theagileadmin.com, but let me introduce you to two of the leading minds in the Rugged DevOps movement: James Wickett and Ernest Mueller. Both James and Ernest are active leaders in the DevOps space, in addition to helping organize events like DevOpsDays Austin and LASCON. Our conversation covered a lot of bases from […]

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Rugged DevOps (also known as DevSecOps), sit down for a spell with Shannon Lietz, Ian Allison, and Scott Kennedy from Intuit.  In this interview, we discussed a number of important topics including internal war games, culture hacking, gamification of Rugged DevOps, and starting as a small team. If you’ll be […]

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Imagine that you are designing the 2017 Ford Mustang. Like all gas-powered vehicles, each one needs an exhaust muffler. Ford has already vetted and narrowed in on a preferred provider of mufflers. But imagine what would happen if the designers and factory line workers could pick from any one of 20+ past versions of that […]

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People want to get going with DevOps or Continuous Delivery, but need a place to start.  Others are already on their way, but need some validation of their choices. A few months ago, I published the first volume of DevOps and Continuous Delivery reference architectures which has now been viewed over 50,000 times on SlideShare (it’s free […]

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