devconf’s log #3 – Sessions, Cubes, and lots of collaboration

Continued from devconf’s log #2 – Sun, Mandela, and no Bowtie. After lots of meetings, discussions, and content preparations we finally completed the devconf event in Johannesburg. I’ll share a lot more photos and the feedback from todays sessions soon. Here are a few pictures to give you a snippet of a phenomenal day of…

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devconf discussions – What is DevOps?

Sharing a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   The questions that were asked the most over the past few days are “What’s DevOps”, “Can’t I buy DevOps”, and “How do I get started”. Here’s my three [cents | pennies]. What’s DevOps? It’s…

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devconf discussions – Feature Flags

For the next few days I’ll try to share a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   Feature flags are definitely a hot topic. Here are some of the questions we discussed over the past 2 days and my thoughts. How do we…

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VSTS Gems- Release gates

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Release gates- Integrate continuous monitoring into your release pipelines <click> on image for animation. Area Release (You may need to enable Gates in your profile Preview features list.) TFS…

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How we deliver the DevOps VSTS Bot

To deliver changes for the DevOps VSTS Bot into production, we use a combination of Github and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to deploy a Web Application to Azure App Service. Backlog The team keeps the backlog in VSTS, using a Kanban flow, pulling work from right to left. As we are a small team…

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We have an idea … now what?

Our ALM | DevOps Ranger community consists of a bunch of smart, passionate, part-time volunteers – or Geeks – that have great ideas for solutions that could potentially be “awesome” or address a missing feature or adoption blocker. The team mapping our VSTS extension Value Stream recently asked me “when we have an idea, what…

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VSTS Gems – Manual step in release management pipelines

VSTS Gems – Manual step in release management pipelines VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Manual step in release management pipelines <click> on image for animation. Area Release TFS Availability Now Value Either for control/monitoring/testing…

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