Category Archives: Continuous Delivery

Incremental Design – Part II

In my earlier blog post on incremental design I suggested that we need to allow for failure. So how do we limit the impact of failure, how do we tell when our design choices don’t work and how do we … Continue reading

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Is Continuous Delivery Riskier?

I read an article in CIO magazine today “Three Views on Continuous Delivery“. Of course the idea of such an article is to present differing viewpoints, and I have no need, or even desire, for the world to see everything … Continue reading

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Incremental Design – Part I

Continuous Delivery is all about making small changes. Work flows more easily, planning is simpler, error detection is helped and the time from idea to value is reduced when we make changes in small increments, but how do you solve … Continue reading

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Cargo-cult DevOps

My next blog post in the XebiaLabs “CD Master Series” is now available. DevOps is a very successful meme in our industry. Most organisations these days seem to be saying that they aspire to it, though they don’t necessarily know … Continue reading

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Strategies for effective Acceptance Testing – Part II

The second part of my blog post on effective Acceptance Testing is now available on the XebiaLabs website… In my last blog post I described the characteristics of good Acceptance tests and how I tend to use a Domain Specific Language … Continue reading

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Strategies for effective Acceptance Testing

My second guest blog post for XebiaLabs is the first of two parts. It is on the topic of “Strategies for Effective Acceptance Testing” “Automated testing is at the heart of any good Continuous Delivery process and I see automated … Continue reading

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What does “good” look like?

The nice folks at XebiaLabs have asked me to do a few guest blog posts on their site. My first post is called “What does ‘Good’ look like?” “I think that we have a problem in the software development industry. … Continue reading

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The first casualty of a software emergency…

A colleague and I were talking today about what happens when things go badly. I said that I thought that in an ideal world we should be working to make our deployment pipelines so efficient that, even in the event … Continue reading

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Don’t Feature Branch

I recently attended the Devoxx conference. One of the speakers was talking on a topic close to my heart, Continuous Delivery. His presentation was essentially a tools demonstration, but one of the significant themes of his presentation was the use … Continue reading

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Presentation on Continuous Delivery at LMAX

I was recently asked to do a presentation on the topic of Continuous Delivery at the London Tester Gathering. You can seen a video of the presentation here In this presentation I describe the techniques and some of the tools … Continue reading

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