Is DevOps Possible in Government Agencies?

Let’s not beat around the bush. Yes, it’s possible.

And before you close this tab because you’re not working for the government, let me say that what you’ll read in this post will provide a good example of how big organizations could implement DevOps—organizations where …

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Why IT and Software Delivery Service Cycles Are Getting So Much Faster?

I had the opportunity to attend Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference this year. The number of new services they launched was amazing. And in November, Microsoft held the virtual conference called Connect(). They, too, announced plenty of new initiatives. But what does this have to do with delivery service cycles …

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How Does DevOps Handle Change Management?

Tools today are wonderful. They help ease your task load, letting you get things done with only a few clicks. I remember reading a potential horror story about a developer promoting a change in the database to a production environment. He was trying to add a column to a table …

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Integrated Security: DevSecOps 101

Everyone at some time or another has received an email from a service saying their password has been reset because data was compromised. Security has always been a big topic in IT, and it’s sad that some companies don’t take security as seriously as others. New vulnerabilities are …

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The Business Case for Container Technology

When you see the word “containers”, you probably immediately think of Docker. But containers are not a new concept. It dates back to Linux-VServer, initially released in 2001. Then in 2008, containers improved with the release of the Linux Container Project (LXC). Docker came along in 2013, making things easier …

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC): The Benefits

When pushing application code changes to any environment, one of the most common problems you’ll encounter is that servers aren’t configured properly. How many of us have faced not having the same exact version of a dependency across all environments? I’d say everyone. When our application is …

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Why Is Jenkins Good for Dev Teams?

Some time ago, a new product demanded a lot of attention and manpower. Many of my fellow team members were taken off our project and diverted to this new one. That left us pretty shorthanded. In my primary role as developer, things were looking to get quite interesting. I didn …

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My First Bot with Microsoft Bot Framework in .NET and Xamarin

As developers we always try to find the easiest way to solve problems. This time, I'm glad to introduce you an easy way to create your own Bot in just minutes, from your local computer to the cloud. But that's not enough, we will take one step further and connect …

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What changes with Docker for Developers?

Last week I was having a talk with a new friend (@rdiazconcha) about Docker and one of the virtual table topics was: “What are the implications of adopting Docker for developers? Do we need to keep doing the same things as we’ve been doing it in the last years …

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MSSQL Linux with Docker

On February 18th I had the opportunity to give a talk about SQL Server running inside a Docker container in the SQL Saturday Guatemala event, more details here. I thought no one was going to attend due to at the same time Jason Horner (Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server …

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