22Oct2014

No Production for You!

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Just the other day, I was asked by the sales team to join a meeting with a new prospect. The DBA asked if DBmaestro TeamWork would help him control the development and deployment process. Surprisingly, I found out that the problem he really wanted to solve was maintaining his access to the production database.
16Oct2014

Building Blocks

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Software development used to be a form of art. Now it is more like a form of engineering.
30Sep2014

Six Key Lessons of DevOps

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Samuel Greengard wrote a very interesting article on CIO Insights in which he argues that while DevOps is growing rapidly, achieving success is far from guaranteed.
24Sep2014

On continuous delivery, the successor to agile and the missing link.

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Editor in chief of Dr.Doobs, Andrew Binstock, wrote a great column last week detailing his belief that continuous delivery is the new agile. Andrew recounts how 13 years after the Agile manifesto was written, its practices have become so common that many don’t even know how software was developed before Agile. He writes that today,