Using Amazon ECS with Codebuild

In this blog I would like to demonstrate how to use AWS EC2 container service with AWS Codebuild, which is a very powerful and handy tool to automate your builds, so that it helps you run your architecture in a more efficient and automated way. In ECS everything starts with a Docker container. If you […]

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Where Are All the Great Software Testers?

It can be difficult to find great software testers for senior roles; often, the people you want to hire are the ones who are already gainfully employed. Michael Sowers gives his suggestions for identifying qualified and experienced software engineers who can deliver on senior testing role accountabilities.

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DevOps and Security: 5 Principles for DevSecOps

With the trend toward a more continuous delivery and deployment process, late-lifecycle activities like security assurance present a significant hurdle to continuously delivering value to customers. DevSecOps addresses this by shifting security assurance activities, personnel, and automation closer to development.

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Selenified 3.2.0 Release

Another quarter done. Another Selenified release in the books. We didn’t add too many new features this release, mainly focusing on usability and tightening up existing functionality. But beware, we bumped the minor version because this release isn’t backward compatible. Properties File Instead of needing to provide all properties directly from the command line (or […]

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6 Ways to Share Negative Feedback in a Retrospective
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One of the most important parts of the agile process is the ability to continuously learn and adapt. While most find it easy to share positive feedback during retrospectives with their teammates, sharing negative experiences and criticism can often be a challenge. Negative feedback has the greatest potential to help people change in areas that […]

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Jenkins Scripted Pipeline: A Groovy Primer
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The Jenkins pipeline documentation does a serviceable job describing a Jenkinsfile. There are a number of examples for common tasks, giving code snippets that can be copied and pasted for your own use. When needing to do simple or commonly performed tasks, this method can be sufficient. There is also a helpful pipeline syntax generator […]

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Signs Your Organization Isn’t Ready for DevOps

Organizations struggling to see tangible benefits after adopting DevOps practices often have only slapped together a few tools instead of making the required changes. Many aren’t really embracing DevOps at all. Here are three signs to help you determine if your organization isn’t quite ready yet to practice DevOps.

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