Our February champion is Kevin Mack, for his energy in the SonarQube project

We are pleased to introduce Kevin Mack in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated by his peers for his endless energy and enthusiasm for the SonarQube ARM Template project and for taking ownership of the associated team blog posts. We asked Kevin why he’s so passionate…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Wennder dos Santos

Who are you? My name is Wennder, I am a Microsoft MVP and a software developer at Lambda3, but most of the time I am working to automate all of the manual work in my team. What makes you “tick”? I always want to be better than yesterday. I work with very intelligent people and…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – David Kalmin

Who are you? I am an Application Development Manager for Premier Support for Developers at Microsoft and love every minute of it. I get to work with customers to proactively promote ALM and DevOps utilizing tools like TFS/VSTS. On a personal level I am a father, husband, dog owner, entrepreneur, softball player, ping pong player,…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jeffrey Opdam

Who are you? My name is Jeffrey Opdam and I have been working for 13 years with .NET, as a developer, technical lead, Scrum master and later on also as a software architect. During these years I have been using and supporting teams with Team Foundation Server. I started out as a freelancer in March…

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Our December 2016 champ is Mattias Sköld for running circles around our extensions

We are pleased to introduce Mattias Sköld in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated by his peers for his commitment to quality, passion, and sheer endless energy in the upcoming Offline Test Execution extension project. When everyone in our community was told to unplug over December,…

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ALM, SDLC, and DevOps: Which Witch is Which?

Background If you’ve been involved with software development or IT administration for any period of time, then you’ve probably heard of ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management. However, the last few years have seen the rise of “DevOps” as the buzzword of the day. But what’s the difference between the two? Is there a difference at…

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We’d like to hear what you think of our Ranger program

We’d like to hear what you think of our Ranger program and would appreciate if you could take a short 1-2 min survey that will help us improve the program! If you’re not an ALM Ranger or WWC member, please take the survey here, or click on how satisfied are you with us on our…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Chris Boretos

Who are you? I started my career at Microsoft as a SDET for 6 yrs, then for 2yrs a SWE, and now a consultant in MCS. What makes you “tick”? I have worked as a SWE where I have not only been delivering features but building out an entire CICD process. Where I have implemented…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Nandu Muralidharan

Who are you? My name is Nandu Muralidharan Nair (Nandu for short), and I’ve been working in the software industry for over 13 years now. I joined Microsoft in 2008 and have played various roles in consulting, software development and program management. During my developer days, I have received the prestigious ShipIt award, among other…

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