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101 Pieces of Advice for New Developers

Welcome! First, I’d like to say welcome. You’ve chosen a great industry and profession in which to pursue a career. We software developers are changing the world. We are changing the world with a unique form of creativity, and that … Continue reading

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The Impact of Continuous Delivery

When Jez and I wrote our book, we knew that we were describing a powerful approach. We were very nervous of claiming a “Methodology” though. Instead we saw the Continuous Delivery book as describing, in some detail, an approach to … Continue reading

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10 Years of “Continuous Delivery”

10 Years Since My Book Was Published My book, “Continuous Delivery” was launched on 10th August 2010, so in a few weeks time it will be the 10th anniversary of its publication. Jez and I spent 4 years writing the … Continue reading

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Welcome to My YouTube Channel

I have recently decided to launch a YouTube Channel to complement this Blog. My aim for the channel is to provide some insight into the techniques and practice of Continuous Delivery, explain some of my ideas on Software Engineering, and … Continue reading

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Q&A from GOTO Copenhagen Session on Reactive Systems

I recently spoke at GOTO Copenhagen on the topic of Reactive Systems. I will post a link to the video of my talk here when it is published. I didn’t have time to answer all of the questions, so here … Continue reading

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Continuous Compliance

I work as an independent consultant advising organizations on how to improve their software development practice. This is a very broad theme. It touches on every aspect of software development from design, coding and testing, to organizational structure, leadership and … Continue reading

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Autonomy != Anarchy

I am a long-standing believer in the principles of Agile development. I have been working this way for several decades, before it was referred to as “Agile”. I am friends with several signatories to the original “Agile Manifesto” and with … Continue reading

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Science and Software Development

I have been talking about Continuous Delivery being, informally, an application of the scientific method to software development for several years now. I have spoken about it, CD, being a candidate for the beginnings of a genuine engineering discipline for … Continue reading

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Hygiene Factors for Software Development

I got into a small debate about software development with someone recently via the comments section to a previous blog-post. During the course of the debate I thought of an analogy to make part of my argument, but I think … Continue reading

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Perceived Barriers to Trunk Based Development

A friend of mine has recently started work at a new company. She asked me if I’d answer a few questions from their dev team, so here is the second… Q: “Currently at MarketInvoice we use short-lived feature branches that … Continue reading

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