Jan 8 2016

5 Promising Developer Tips for Success in a DevOps World

Jason Brown

In the past, I’ve been a member of software companies with a more traditional culture. The kind of culture that has the so called “walled gardens” of development and operations, working completely separate – one team to build, the other to maintain – to provide useful software products for businesses and consumers. I&# …

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Apr 20 2015

Developers Can Use CI to Avoid Integration Hell in the Cloud

Jason Brown

Developing for the cloud means embracing new processes that streamline each step, from initial design to eventual deployment. If you’re used to agile development and a DevOps environment, switching to cloud should feel natural. If you use traditional development practices and habits (longer development cycles and building monolithic applications …

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Mar 31 2015

Implementing a Source Control Branching Strategy

Jason Brown

A branching strategy is the methodology employed by a developer or group of developers for using the same source control repository. A solid branching strategy can mean the difference between a smooth, seconds-long integration of a new feature and several hours spent in frustration untangling a horrific mess of merge conflicts. Several clients rece …

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Jan 29 2015

Why SaaS and Microservices are Critical to Developing in the Cloud

Jason Brown

As the quantity and quality of cloud services continue to grow, the number of cloud-based applications grows in lockstep. Based on its continuing cloud services research, analyst firm IDC predicts that “by 2018, about $1 of every $5 spent on packaged software, and $1 of every $4 spent on applications, will be consumed via the […] …

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