MSDeploy: Brief Overview for Sync

Note Web Deploy is typically not directly invoked at the command line, and is instead called by Visual Studio as a part of deployment using a GUI. It is poorly documented and not made to be user friendly on the command line. Better tools (e.g. Chef) exist for this type of work, and should be […]

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Architecting Your Test Automation Platform

As another year begins and we look forward, many teams use this time to reflect on all that they’ve accomplished—reviewing things that are working well and things they’d like to improve. A key challenge continues to be automating our testing. Most of us are running to catch up in the test automation space and aggressively […]

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No Retros | DevSecOps Anti-Patterns

Owen Gotimer Hello everyone. My name is Owen Gotimer. I’m the community manager at TechWell. I’m joined today by Tom Stiehm the CTO at Coveros. Tom, thanks for joining me today. Tom Stiehm Thanks for having me. Owen Gotimer So the anti-pattern we’re going to talk about is no retros. Tom Stiehm So what happens […]

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Software Testing is Insurance, Not Assurance

Another week, another preventable, high-profile tech disaster. The Iowa Democratic Party used a mobile app to pull results from statewide precincts for the Iowa caucus. While there were many reasons why this application failed, the Democratic Party left it to “coding issues.” Anyone with any degree of experience can tell you this excuse really means they […]

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3 Tactics to Stay Productive with an Agile Schedule

When everything is agile, it can be difficult to stay productive. Changing requirements and priorities often necessitate task switching, which takes a toll on your concentration, accuracy, and efficiency. This gets more complicated when your schedule is also agile. The usual productivity tips apply best to those working in a typical office with typical hours. What […]

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