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  • A Letter to a Junior Engineer

    A Letter to a Junior Engineer

    What I’d want to know at the beginning of my career.Dear Junior Engineer,I hope you’re already having fun! Sure, you’ve probably already faced some challenging days. Even after 20 years of...

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  • Curing Handoff-itis

    Curing Handoff-itis

    How the waterfall methodology is exhausting your team and weakening your final product.One action that haunts many software teams is the dreaded “handoff.” It jerks forward like a game of...

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  • Should that be a Microservice? Keep These Six Factors in Mind

    Should that be a Microservice? Keep These Six Factors in Mind

    There are many good reasons to use a microservices architecture. In this post, we examine 6 factors to help you decide when to use - and when not to use - microservices.

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  • Diversity and Inclusion in 2017—How We Showed Up

    Diversity and Inclusion in 2017—How We Showed Up

    Pivotal releases diversity and inclusion metrics from 2017.

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  • Four Goals of a Good Test Suite

    Four Goals of a Good Test Suite

    Make it easier for your team to align.Test-Driven Development (TDD) is hard. Crafting a good test suite is hard. And even worse, there’s many different TDD “schools” vying for dominance: London,...

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  • Flexbox is Easy

    Flexbox is Easy

    …if you can remember how to use itIf you’re like me you’ve played around with the Flexbox Froggy and forgotten most of it shortly after. When the perfect flexbox situation arises I go straight to...

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  • Software Trends for 2018

    Software Trends for 2018

    Some of the smartest minds in tech look ahead at what 2018 holds for software itself, as well as some of the industries it’s affecting.

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  • Metrics: The Fourth Secret of Successful Digital Transformers

    Metrics: The Fourth Secret of Successful Digital Transformers

    The old adage of "you can't manage what you can't measure" also goes for Digital Transformation. Learn examples of what kind of metrics are used by successful digital transformers.

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  • PCF Healthwatch: “Out of the Box” Monitoring for Your Platform

    PCF Healthwatch: “Out of the Box” Monitoring for Your Platform

    Pivotal just released PCF Healthwatch, a new service to help operators monitor the health of the platform. The product is designed specifically for PCF, and features an intuitive dashboard.

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  • Achieving Escape Velocity with Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0

    Achieving Escape Velocity with Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0 is now generally available. The product includes a new service based on Kubernetes, enhancements to the application runtime, and a preview of the Pivotal Function Service.

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  • Death and DevOps

    Death and DevOps

    Dealing with unfortunate things shape a culture.There are certain universal human experiences that transcend cultures. The birth of a child. The coupling of two people in marriage. And death. From...

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  • In 2018, Clear Out Your Portfolio Underbrush Before You Have to Burn it All Down

    In 2018, Clear Out Your Portfolio Underbrush Before You Have to Burn it All Down

    Before you finally embark on your digital transformation in 2018, do these things first.You’ve got a little break ahead of yourself now, at the end of the year. Time to relax your mind of all...

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  • Creating Fusion at a Fortune 15 Company with 50K Employees

    Creating Fusion at a Fortune 15 Company with 50K Employees

    How Cardinal Health builds revolutionary tech.https://medium.com/media/261ac2c874e3c129df3ff551b737dba2/hrefJim Shingler, Director, Office of Development Transformation at Cardinal Health, likes...

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  • Infrastructure as Code is Not Enough: Comparing BOSH, Ansible, and Chef - Part 2

    Infrastructure as Code is Not Enough: Comparing BOSH, Ansible, and Chef - Part 2

    A comparison of BOSH, Ansible, and Chef examines whether there is a single tool that can provide everything needed to package, provision, deploy, monitor, and upgrade infrastructure and applications.

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  • Infrastructure as Code is Not Enough: Comparing BOSH, Ansible, and Chef - Part 1

    Infrastructure as Code is Not Enough: Comparing BOSH, Ansible, and Chef - Part 1

    A comparison of BOSH, Ansible, and Chef examines whether there is a single tool that can provide everything needed to package, provision, deploy, monitor, and upgrade infrastructure and applications.

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  • The Past, Present, and Future of Infrastructure and Application Deployment

    The Past, Present, and Future of Infrastructure and Application Deployment

    PaaS, kubernetes, DevOps, SRE, and containers in 2018.

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  • What is a Unit Test? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

    What is a Unit Test? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

    There’s a rumor circulating in agile engineering circles that the “unit” referred to in “unit test” is the unit of production code isolated for testing. This rumor is false. And it’s hurting us.

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  • The Team-Up That Will Accelerate Enterprises Everywhere

    The Team-Up That Will Accelerate Enterprises Everywhere

    https://medium.com/media/769899df36cc77d2367253c166d76c2b/hrefSomewhere in the past few years of integrating technology into the enterprise, global tech enabler Accenture made an early pivot to a...

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  • T-Mobile’s Same-Day Test, Deploy, and Production Transformation

    T-Mobile’s Same-Day Test, Deploy, and Production Transformation

    On the day of an iPhone release, the order demand can be crushing. T-Mobile was ready. Learn why.https://medium.com/media/a77c22ae9822d8022ab7053215c0fd79/hrefT-Mobile’s Brendan Aye, and James...

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  • Software Development In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Software Development In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Explaining Waterfall and Agile development with lasers and explosions.It’s that time of year again, when families sit down to a holiday dinner to share good food, celebrate longstanding...

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