When I was asked to write a book about GitHub, I first came up with an outline that had an introduction to DevOps with nearly 200 pages and then covered all GitHub Features in a logical order. “Nobody wants to read a 200-page introduction” was the the response from my editor that made me completely rethink what I wanted to write about and how I should structure it. The story Telling a story is hard – finding a story worth telling is even harder. I wanted to give my readers a practical guide to DevOps. There are many books and … Continue reading Accelerate DevOps – What I’ve learned writing a book about GitHub
I had a great time at DevOpsCon Berlin. I met a lot of old friends, had very interesting discussions with the audience, and a lot of fun with the orga team and the other speakers. GitHub Bootcamp Workshop Yesterday I … Continue reading DevOpsCon Berlin – GitHub Bootcamp Workshop
In one of our Hackathons, we had the idea to create an Alexa skill to work with Azure DevOps Boards. The idea is, that you stand in a daily standup before a none touch display and can move your items … Continue reading Alexa, open Azure DevOps
10 years ago, books were the most important medium for developers to learn new things, and to keep up with the innovation in the industry. This has changed completely. In our fast-paced industry, blog posts and social media are the … Continue reading 8 Books every developer should read
Finding the best git branching strategy for the teams in your organisation. Continue reading Git Branching Guidance for DevOps Teams
Most “Clean Code schools” treat it as a kind of personal mastery. You achieve certain skills and levels, learn patterns and practices. But how does Clean Code relate to technical debt in a modern, team oriented DevOps world? Development of … Continue reading Clean Code is a team sport!
Today I released a Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) Plugin for FeatureSwitcher – an open source .NET project to help you with FeatureFlags. The FeatureSwitcher.VstsConfiguration allows you to store and manage FeatureFlags as WorkItems in VSTS. Getting started The package … Continue reading VSTS Plugin for FeatureSwitcher
If you want to do DevOps, there is no way around feature flags. But without a good strategy and the right framework you will generate a lot of technical debt. Here a few things you should consider when implementing a feature flag strategy. Continue reading There is no DevOps without feature flags!
Die ALM Days – der Community Event für DevOps und ALM im Microsoft Kontext – wird es in Zukunft in dieser Form nicht mehr geben. Stattdessen wird die Veranstaltung mit der Technical Summit zusammen gelegt. Die Technical Summit hat sich … Continue reading ALM Days meet Technical Summit
I prepared my mobile DevOps demo for our roadshow yesterday. I created an end to end scenario with Xamarin, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the Xamarin test cloud and HockeyApp. I was pretty impressed that it only took me a … Continue reading 12 steps to get started with Mobile DevOps