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Marketplace Madness – Cloud Edition (Part 1)

March Madness If you are a college basketball fan, March Madness is the time of year when champions are crowned. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States. A quick look back in time, I had the […]

Understanding the ABCs of CD

One of the biggest challenges to implementing DevOps is the proper organization of people to solve complex technical problems.  I saw this when I worked at GitHub and talked to executives about moving to Git over SVN or implementing a collaboration platform to share code transparently across an organization.  They all made the assumption that […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #3 We Have an Exam Date

I passed my practice exams thrice in a row so I felt ready to register for the real thing. I booked my test yesterday (February 26, 2021) and my exam date is April 9th. Sharing what I’ve learned So far, I’ve written about how I’m studying for this exam, but I haven’t shared much about […]

Policy deployment and self governance with Spinnaker

Learn how to leverage Spinnaker for OPA Policy Deployment, and how to leverage OPA Policies to govern spinnaker.

Seeking 2021 Google Summer of Code Interns

Engineer With Armory, Sponsored by Google Armory is proud to invest in Google Summer of Code again this year, and help foster a new generation of global engineering talent by mentoring students in CD Foundation projects. Passing along our understanding of enterprise-scale software delivery to new DevOps practitioners keeps us in touch with the Armory […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #2 A Milestone Met!

I really wanted to finish my video course before writing this blog post, and *spoiler alert* I did it! I finished the course and took my second practice exam today. I didn’t get a passing score (69.23%, so close), but I did improve since the first attempt. ✨ Check out the previous post in the […]

Standalone Kayenta Deep Dive: How to leverage Spinnaker’s powerful canary analysis tool as an API

Canary analysis (named after the idea of using a canary in a coal mine to warn people) is a powerful methodology that gives you confidence in your deployments. The goal is to roll out changes to a subset of your users and discover issues before changes impact the majority of your customers. This is done […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #1 Getting Started

Getting started can be difficult. The state between the initial excitement of learning something new and when things start to click into place can be hard to move through. I’m proud to say that I’ve started and I’m moving forward in my study practice. I’m still wobbly and uncomfortable but I know that’s part of […]

Your brain on DevOps: Terraform, Spinnaker, and Psychologically Safe Science

Continuous software delivery, and the tools that help us achieve it, tap into the neuroscience of psychological safety. DevOps works - and here's why.

🚀📈📉 What Personal Finance & Software Delivery Have in Common

Get rich quick schemes or expensive consultants that promise to revolutionize your software delivery lifecycle are a dime a dozen. But there is no secret sauce for personal finance. All the advice you’ll ever need to be a personal finance savant fits on an index card. Software delivery is the same.
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