Database migration tips & tricks
A few "obvious" database migration tips that I've run into, that I guess may not always be so obvious.
Don't let the perfect ideals be the enemy of progress.
How to handle long-running batch jobs during an upgrade
Two approaches to managing hours-long jobs with continuous deployment.
How to experiment with CD in a GitFlow environment
Can we experiment with continuous deployment without completely migrating away from GitFlow first? Here are a couple approaches.
Mission: Impossile — Finding a Good Analogy
Not every company wants to hire a super star; also niching down can make you a star in your niche.
Does Tom Cruise still audition?
Asking Cruise to audition is likely a way to _not_ get him into your film. The same can be true for take-home coding challenges.
Incremental software delivery makes deadlines (almost) meaningless
If you deliver value incrementally, you get scope cutting for free. With or without a deadline.
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A Look at Atlassian's April 2022 Jira Outage
What lessons can you take from this incident for your own organization?
Adventures in DevOps 112: Building Code More Responsibly: A Mental Model Shift
A philosophical conversation around building code more responsibly and how ethics and accountability is to be integrated into the DevOps industry.
Tiny DevOps episode #42 Jac Hughes — All about Scrum, when you should (and shouldn't) use it, and how to get started
Agile coach and consultant Jac Hughes joins me to talk about his experience with Scrum, when it does and does not make sense, and how to get started with it, if you've made that decision.
Finding a vision
A direction is important for every team, and if not provided with one, the team will invent their own.