Break the pipeline? That’s a notification.

Modern technology continues to accelerate the speed of delivering software, which directly increases the importance of quality awareness as early as possible within your delivery pipeline.  If you don’t know of a problem, you can’t act on it. The Email-ext plugin in Jenkins (https://wiki.jenkins.io/display/JENKINS/Email-ext+plugin) is a great way to notify relevant parties as soon as […]

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Red Tape and Federated Users

Background A client recently wanted to move several DevOps and scanning tools into the cloud, to which they were in the process of proving out and transitioning. We had a number of security scanning and static analysis tools, along with corresponding dashboards and a continuous integration server to orchestrate them. All of these tools were […]

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Lessons Learned from an Enterprise Government Cutover to the Cloud

On a recent government project, the DevOps team I was leading was tasked with spearheading the migration of our applications from a datacenter to the cloud. It did not go well. It almost fell into many traps that I imagine plague many cloud migrations, ranging from configuration management downfalls, to communications failures and delayed security […]

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Publishing to GitHub Packages

At Coveros, we have an internal initiative — Codeveros — responsible for creating and maintaining a reference application used by our training courses. Also, we use it for evaluating new tools and technologies and for any other purpose where an application or source code is needed. Codeveros Overview At its core, it is a microservice […]

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Documentation in Agile
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Documentation in Agile is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the methodology. It is a common belief that those in an Agile workspace do not document or cannot fit documentation guidelines into the framework. This is (of course) false. When implemented correctly Documentation in Agile is not only possible, it thrives. To begin let’s […]

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Collaborating with a Highly Distributed Team
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More than 75% of Americans work remotely at least once a week, 43% work remotely at least half time, and 20% work remotely full time. According to Gallup, that trend is only going to continue to grow. Working remotely has numerous benefits including increases in productivity, employee retention, and diversity. A study by Stanford University […]

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Roles and KSA’s of Agile
Roles and KSA’s of Agile

When transitioning to Agile methodologies it can be easy to gloss over the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) required to compose a successful team. I’d like to cover the roles and KSA’s of typical Agile projects. This is not meant to be a strict guideline but rather a road map to inform your decision […]

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Fortify to SonarQube: Part Two
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Introduction This is the second part of a two-part blog series describing one method to display Fortify scan results in SonarQube. This blog describes the process to convert the Fortify scan results and display them in SonarQube. For an overview of the entire process, and a detailed description of generating the Fortify SCA results, see […]

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