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Working from anywhere: Living Armory’s remote-first culture

The future of work looks very different than it did just a year ago, pre-COVID. Armory has embraced and extended our strong remote culture to become a remote-first company, which means that although we have a physical HQ in San Mateo, CA, we don’t require anyone to be in a physical office, and that HQ […]

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Policy Driven Deployments

Consistent Policy Enforcement What if the industry has been thinking about continuous delivery the wrong way?  What if continuous delivery is not an extension of continuous integration, instead it is the concept of automating the rules that have been defined by your change review boards and exposing them to application teams early in the development […]

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Kelsey Hightower on Spinnaker: Serializing Culture Into Continuous Delivery

Kelsey gave an incredible talk at a PDX Meetup about how Spinnaker helps a company “serialize its culture into continuous delivery.” He’ll also be doing a fireside chat at Spinnaker.live on this topic with Rosalind Beniot, Armory’s Director of Community, on Thursday 6/18 at 9am. If you’re an executive, and you want to learn what […]

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Collaborate from Code to Cloud

Armory is a software delivery platform that unlocks collaboration between your Dev, Sec and Ops teams and systems, from code to cloud. Our mission is to accelerate innovation by making software delivery collaborative, unified, and resilient. We enable you to codify Dev, Sec, and Ops best-practices as code, directly into an automated delivery process. This […]

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Why Armory Has a Remote Work Culture

At Armory, we are intensely focused on building our culture, not just building our product. Our culture is the operating system of our company, underpinning and supporting everything that we do. From the get-go, we decided that Armory’s culture was going to be designed to be remote work friendly.

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Massive Tribal Handbook Update!

Massive Tribal Handbook Update! I just interviewed Tissa and Ruby to get details on this massive update of Armory’s Tribal Handbook, including: More detail on what Spinnaker is, why the world needs it, and how Armory’s proprietary distribution extends the OSS version More detail on Armory’s culture, including why we are investing so heavily in […]

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How Armory Builds Products

There are two primary approaches to developing and delivering software products. The first is to spend a long time building a product for end users before releasing it and seeking feedback, and optimizing for traditional engineering standards like reliability, scalability, and quality along the way.The second approach is the one Armory embraces: getting a product […]

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Nothing Changes Until You Do

“Nothing Changes Until You Do” is one of my favorite quotes and book titles from my colleague Mike Robbins. I keep this book on my bedside table for a reason; every time I am angry or irritated with people around me I am reminded that I am accountable for myself and that if I want […]

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Stop Stealing Learning Moments

In my line of work, I have people approach me daily with personnel issues. Personnel issues aren’t shocking as we are all complex humans with different thoughts, feelings, and contexts. But what is surprising to me is that 95% of the time when people bring these complaints to me and, I ask, “Have you talked […]

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Netflix doesn’t hire the best engineers. It creates them.

Netflix doesn’t hire the best engineers. It’s a commonly held misconception that engineering executives at the Fortune 500 use to deflect responsibility about their inability to innovate faster. “Netflix can do this because they hire the best engineers” Over the last 3 years, we’ve worked closely with many engineers at Netflix, Google, and Amazon. They […]

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