I was really shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news this morning that Rob Stroud passed away. He will be missed not only by his family and colleagues at XebiaLabs but also by the entire DevOps community that he touched and influenced in many ways!
As agile methodology was popularized at the start of last decade, engineering teams gained the opportunity to begin producing software in shorter cycles, while releasing it reliably at more frequent intervals. This concept garnered greater attention in 2009, when Tim Fitz published his thoughts on continuous deployment. By the time Jez Humble authored his seminal book,... Continue Reading →
Every app developer dreams of the kind of success that Pokémon Go is enjoying right now. A month ago, it was just a rumor. Just 24 hours after it was released, it was the number one top grossing app, even though it was free to download and play. Within a single week, Pokémon Go servers... Continue Reading →
Staying current in the programming field can sometimes make you feel like the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking-Glass.” She said, “It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” You’re a... Continue Reading →
Cloud-based infrastructure, containers, microservices, and new programming platforms are dominating the media and sweeping across IT departments around the world. For example, the use of Docker containers has exploded in the last few months. In our Introduction to Docker blog, we noted they have delivered 2 billion image “pulls”; in November of 2015, that total... Continue Reading →