You’ve heard of DevOps. Have you heard of ChatOps?

You’ve heard of DevOps. Have you heard of ChatOps?

What is ChatOps? Simply, ChatOps is managing your operations from a single chat client verses switching to various multiple tools. The idea is that your whole team would be using a chat client and communicating back and forth with each other using the chat client. Your applications and systems would also use the chat client to send notifications and statuses. Thus, in one chat client, you would...

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Ways to Thank Your Employees

Ways to Thank Your Employees

We all know that showing appreciation to our employees is important. As leaders, showing appreciation can really motivate individuals and can build long lasting, loyal employees. I know you probably have read all the articles about the power of appreciation for leaders and the benefits of showing your appreciation. But what are some ways we can show your appreciation to employees. Ways to show...

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Agile Impacts To Testers

Agile Impacts To Testers

Many companies are adopting Agile Methodology. Implementing Agile methods will enable you to deliver software faster in smaller and more manageable increments. Agile is a big shift from traditional Waterfall. In a Waterfall process, tasks are done sequentially and tasks cannot be completed until the prior task is done. In a Waterfall process, some form of requirements are obtained, followed by...

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DevOps Teams – Establishing a DevOps Team

DevOps Teams – Establishing a DevOps Team

What is DevOps? To me, DevOps is a shift in thinking and culture where a group of people who have skills with development, testing and IT operations work together to deliver working systems. Traditionally, development processes are different and separate from operational processes. Operational folks typically do not talk to development folks. This leads to development owning the software issues...

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Reaching Continuum – My journey with continuous integration, delivery and testing

Reaching Continuum – My journey with continuous integration, delivery and testing

What is Continuum? Simply put, when an organization has implemented continuous Integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment – I call this reaching Continuum.  You are continually executing unit tests, continually integrating code, and continually deploying your tested software to test environments and production. The key to reaching Continuum is to...

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Self-Organizing Teams – 5 things you absolutely need to have your teams self-organize

Self-Organizing Teams – 5 things you absolutely need to have your teams self-organize

First of all, what does it mean to self-organize? From businessdictionary.com , self-organization is the ability of a system to spontaneously arrange its components or elements in a purposeful (non-random) manner, under appropriate conditions but without the help of an external agency. It is as if the system knows how to ‘do its own thing.’ I have heard about self-organizing teams...

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Free form filler and password manager – Roboform

Free form filler and password manager – Roboform

Hi there. I want to let you know about this free form filler and top rated password manager that I found. I use to write down all my passwords for my online accounts such as my bank, email, social networks, and online stores. I had so many that I could not remember them all. Also, trying to think of a password that I could remember but be secure was difficult. Typically, you would think of a...

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