Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Geoff Gray

Who are you? I am a Senior Load and Performance Test Consultant with a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering and more than 20 years’ experience at Microsoft helping companies in the IT industry improve their applications’ stability, maintainability and performance while also teaching them how to manage these environments moving forward. I have supported…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Ken Muse

Who are you? I am a cross-platform cloud architect, ALM and DevOps engineer, and recovering polyglot programmer with more than 20 years of experience developing code in C, Java, .NET, and PHP. I’m a member of the Microsoft Azure Advisors, IEEE, NESA, and ACM. As a consultant at Wintellect, I help companies of all sizes…

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VSTS Bot is now in Preview

I am happy to announce that starting from today I will be available as preview and the code is now available in the master branch: https://github.com/ALM-Rangers/VSTS-Bot Also I got my own website right here: https://team-services-bot.azurewebsites.net/. Thanks to the ALM | DevOps  Ranger community, I can now help you with Listing the build definitions and queue…

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Empowering the community with our OSS projects

If you’re following our continuous transformation to Agile practices and DevOps, you’ll realize that we have come a long way with self-organizing and self-managing teams. See our stories for details. We’re ready to take the next step! We’re handing over our github.com/ALM-Rangers organisation and repositories to our community of ALM | DevOps Ranger contributors. What…

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Our September champion is Jeffrey Opdam, for his passion for the VSTS–Bot

We are pleased to introduce Jeffrey Opdam in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated for his passion, commitment, and tenaciousness with the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Bot. Here are a few questions we asked Jeffrey: What do you have for breakfast, which fuels your passion…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jesse Powell

Who are you?  I have been with Microsoft for 11 years, all of them with Microsoft Consulting Services. During that time my focus has been both as an ALM coach, acting as build master, scrum master, or release manager for our high profile development engagements, and as a TFS/VSTS SME, overseeing and executing high impact…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Lia Keston

Who are you? I’m a Consultant in the Modern Apps Domain (Joint DOD space) and I’ve been in Software Development for almost 25 years.  I enjoy solving “unsolvable” problems for my customers and I’m rewarded by seeing the tangible value that software solutions bring to them.  Outside of work, I spend my time with my…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Henry Been

Who are you?My name is Henry Been, an architect at SnelStart Software. I am responsible for working with our development teams to create working, problem solving software out of ideas of our product owners. In this capacity I am very focused on the goal of continuously delivering value and less on the goal of creating…

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Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…

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Meet your hidden enemy- FOBO

Containers, Scala, CI/CD, Nomad, Immutable servers, Microservices, Kafka, Prometheus, ELK, Serverless, chat-ops, MongoDB, Kotlin, GraphDB, noSQL, React, Redis, Consul, infrastructure as code, Heroku, Terraform, Packer, Service Fabric, kubernetes, Spark, neo4j Ok STOP!!! Disclaimers: The essence of the article is not technical They’re my personal thoughts and isn’t based on a scientific theory We all feel…

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