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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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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Quality Engineering in Agile and DevOps

Early in the software engineering journey, there were primarily developers. Developers had a wide array of accountabilities: designing, coding, testing, deploying, maintaining, and more. Quality was inherently built in and championed by the triad of the customer, the business, and the developers. As we scaled, we segmented these responsibilities across roles, which came with both […]

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DevOps in the Trenches: Get Started with Metrics

While it is nice when an enterprise recognizes the value of getting everyone working together in an end-to-end value stream, the reality is that’s not where most DevOps initiatives start. Often, one particular silo decides there is value in working more closely with others and seeks ways to do so. I call this “DevOps in […]

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Dependency Checking Your Ruby Application

Dependency Checking Your Ruby Application Checking your application’s dependencies for known vulnerabilities is a critical, relatively low effort step you should take to secure your application, which you may have read about in another recent article: What is SCA? Compared to the wealth of tools used for dependency checking in, for example JavaScript,  there’s not […]

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